Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2810 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


New Testament in the Peshiá¹­ta version.

Title: The New Testament in the Peshiá¹­ta version.
Language(s): Syriac

The main ms., consisting of the Gospels, Acts and Catholic epistles, and Pauline epistles (breaking off with Heb. 11.31), is on ff. 1-175.

Ff. 176-179, containing parts of the Pauline epistles, come from a similar but different manuscript.

Physical Description

Support: Vellum, 23 cm.
Extent: 182 ff.


The leaves are damaged to various degrees, darkened, some torn, and all blackened around the edges. Leaves are wanting, including at the beginning and end.


Written in a formal E. Syriac estrangela hand of about the 11th or 12th century.





Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased through Prof. William Wright in 1888.

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.628-29.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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