Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1320 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Miscellany of E. Syriac texts.

Language(s): Syriac

1. i.1-ii.10
Title: Book of chastity.
2. ii.10-22
Title: ʿOnyata on each of the saints.
3. ii.22-26
Title: ʿOnita on the Catholikoi of the East.
4. ii.26-28
Title: Historical notes on the caliph, genealogy of Muhammad, etc.
5. ii.28-52
Title: The legend of Sergius Baḥira.
6. ii.52-65
Title: The disputation between an Arab and a monk in the Monastery of Bet Ḥale.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, 23 cm.
Extent: 2 vols. (54 and 66 ff.)


Written in the everyday E. Syriac hand of Yawsep Qelaita and finished on 14 January 1899.




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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