Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1297 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac Psalter.

Title: East Syriac liturgical Psalter.
Language(s): Syriac

Included are other texts for the daily offices. The whole contents are:

ff. 1r-128r
Title: The Psalms in the Peshitta version.
ff. 129r-133v
Title: Biblical canticles.
ff. 134v-148r
Title: Teshbḥata for the ecclesiastical year.
ff. 140v-147r
Title: Teshbḥata for ordinary days.
ff. 148r-155v
Title: Litanies.
ff. 155v-187v
Title: Martyrs' anthems.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 23½ cm.
Extent: 187 ff.


The volume was repaired and many leaves attached to guards sometime after 1816.


Written in an angular E. Syriac hand of about the 18th cent. by a scribe named Hormez (the name appearing in a decoration on f. 134r).


Bound in full leather over paper boards.



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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