Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1294 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Parts of 2 or 3 different manuscripts.

Language(s): Syriac

ff. 4-110
Title: Part of the E. Syriac Ḥudra.

The surviving leaves cover the end of the church year (from the second week of Summer) and the beginning of the anthems (qale) for ordinary days.

ff. 111-123
Title: Part of a different Ḥudra.

These leaves contain the end of theqale for ordinary days.

ff. 1, 2, 3, 124.
Title: Miscellaneous prayers and ʿonyata.

These leaves might belong to A or B.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 44½ cm.
Extent: 132 ff.


All three mss. are written in similiar good Eastern hands. The colophon to A. (f. 122a-123b) gives the scribe's name Yawsep son of Giwargis son of Israel, date 2048 AS = 1736 CE, and place of writing Alqosh.


Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.



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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