Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1996 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


ʿAbdishoʿ of Nisibis, Paradise of Eden.

Title: The Paradise of Eden.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 29 cm.
Extent: 99 ff.


Written in the E. Syriac hand of Shemun son of Israel of Alqosh and dated 2047 = 1735 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.423-25.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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