Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

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Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Histories of saints, etc.

Title: Stories of saints with some other short texts.
Language(s): Syriac

The saints are: Mar Hormizd the Persian; John bar Malke; Miles, Aborsam and Sinai the deacon; Mar Yareth of Alexandria; George and Antonine and the queen Alexandra; John of Dailam; eight youths of Ephesus; Christopher; and Mar Daniel the disciple of Mar Eugenius, Mar Miles and Ḥash-Malka.

Also included are a text on the resurrection of the dead and the last day; the proverbs of Ahiqar; an extract from Sirach; fables of Josephus (Aesop); and the history of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 30½ cm.
Extent: 190 ff.

Hand(s)

Written in a good E. Syriac hand and dated 12009 = 1697 CE.

Binding

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

History

Origin:

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), ii.583-89.

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library

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