Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2810 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

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.

Condition

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.

Hand(s)

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

Binding

Unbound.

History

Origin:

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.

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.


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