Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2012 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Miscellaneous works of Bar-Hebraeus and others.

Language(s): Syriac

ff. 2v-72v.
Title: Book of the dove.
ff. 72v-76v.
Title: Treatise of treatises.


ff. 76v-157r.
Title: Prayers for various occasions and by various authors.
ff. 157r-v.
Title: A question that the Queen of Sheba asked King Solomon.
ff. 158r-v.
Title: A question that was asked to Mar Jacob by the Patriarch Mar Severus.
ff. 158v-159r.
Title: On the celestial hierarchy.
ff. 159r-170v.
Title: Creeds of Severus, Philoxenus, Bar-Hebraeus.
ff. 170v-172v.
Title: By an anonymous monk, on the uniqueness of the body of Christ.
ff. 172v-177r.
Title: Sayings of the philosophers.

ff. 177r-187v.
Title: Sayings of the Egyptian fathers, of John Climacus, and Thomas the Apostle.

Incomplete at the end.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 14 cm.
Extent: 187 ff.


Leaves are wanting after ff. 7 and 156 and at the end.


Written in a plain serto hand of the 14th cent.


Bound in Cambridge in full leather. In a clamshell box containing also the original leather-covered 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.525-39.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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