Or_1300 (University Library, Cambridge University)
Bar-Hebraeus, Shorter, metrical grammar; with another poetic text.
An anonymous poem in 12-syllable rhymed lines.
Called here the ‘Introduction to the (Book of) rays’ (i.e., the longer grammar).
Written by an unidentified scribe in a neat but uncalligraphic East Syriac hand in 2 columns. The inside column contains the main text; the outside column in smaller writing the commentary.
A colophon on f. 111v gives the date for finishing the ms. as 1996 AS (= 1685. CE)
Bound in full red leather over wooden boards in 1876 by the deacon Abraham Shekwana of Alqosh.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by the executors of the Rev. David Jenks,1935.
Funding of Cataloguing
Cambridge University Library