Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1293 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac lectionary of the Gospels.

Title: East Syriac lectionary of the Gospels for Sundays, commemorations, etc. in the Peshitta version, according to the use of the church of Mosul.
Language(s): Syriac

At the end, f. 108r-v, is a list of occasional lections.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 30 cm.
Extent: 112 ff.


The colophon on ff. 108v-110v gives the date 1977 AS ( = 1666 CE) and the scribe's name Oshaʿna son of Nbiya from the village of Ḥanare in the region of Parshin.


Bound, too tightly, in wooden boards with a leather spine. The front board is broken and only half remains.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by the executors of the Rev. David Jenks,1935.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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