Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2021 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Chaldean priest's manual dealing with penitence.

1v-20v
Title: Canons on penitence from the Synod of the Apostles.
Language(s): Syriac
21r-47v
Title: General order for those who confess before a priest.
Language(s): Syriac
48r-65v
Title: Christian doctrine
Language(s): Syriac

A catechism of questions and answers.

66r-68r
Title: Athanasian creed.
Language(s): Syriac
68v-71b
Title: Canons of marriage.
Language(s): Syriac
72a-96b
Title: Priest's prayers on various occasions.
Language(s): Syriac and Arabic.

The prayer for consecrating the chrism (f. 88r) is in Garshuni Arabic.

97b-100b
Title: Order for consecrating oil for the sick.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 21½ cm.
Extent: 100 ff.

Hand(s)

Written in more than one E. Syriac hand and dated 2087 = 1776 CE.

The last 6 leaves are in a different hand and more recent.

Binding

Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.

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.589-98.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. For admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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