Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2814 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Poetry by Barhebraeus, Patriarch Joseph II, and others.

ff. 3v-82v
Title: Memra zawganaya by five teachers
Language(s): Syriac

The principal author is Barhebraeus.The others are: Khamis bar Qardaḥe, Ishoʿyab bar Meqaddam, the Chaldean Patriarch Joseph II, and The priest Ṣawmo.

ff. 82v-96v
Author: Joseph II.
Title: A poem on the solitary life.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 24 cm.
Extent: 99 ff.


Written in a good E. Syriac hand on burnished paper and dated 1879.


Bound in quarter leather.



Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased from 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.652-58.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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