Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2037 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac liturgical Psalter.

Title: The Psalms.
Language(s): Syriac

Divided into hulale and marmyata, and provided with headings and prayers.

Title: hymns (teshbḥata) for the church year.
Language(s): Syriac

This includes a section of litanies, ff. 81r-91r, and 12 martyrs' anthems (qale), ff. 91r-111v.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 33 cm.
Extent: 112 ff.


Written in a good clear E. Syriac hand in 2 columns and dated 2114 = 1803 CE.


Bound in wooden boards, repaired in Cambridge.



Provenance and Acquisition

From the library of Robert Bensly. It was purchased by him in 1891.

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.1153-55.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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