Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1994 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Emmanuel bar Shahhare, Hexaemeron.

ff. 1v-268v
Title: Hexaemeron.
Language(s): Syriac
ff. 269r-274r
Title: Commentary on the rite of baptism.
Language(s): Syriac
ff. 269r-274r
Title: A memra on man as microcosm.
Language(s): Syriac
ff. 283r-288v
Title: A commentary on the Nicene Creed.
Language(s): Syriac
ff. 288v-289v
Title: An explanation of theological terms.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 31½ cm.
Extent: 291 ff.


Written in the large bold E. Syriac hand of the deacon Kawshaba from Alqosh and dated 2012 = 1701 CE. .


Bound in full leather with some blind tooling over wooden boards.



Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.391-404.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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