Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2041 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Miscellaneous E. Syriac hymns

Title: E. Syriac hymns.
Language(s): Syriac

Variously called sogyata and ʿonyata. They include some attributed to Khamis and to 'Mar Ishoʿyabh metropolitan of Salamas'. One group of sogyata is for the ecclesiastical year. Another group of ʿonyata is on the departure of Adam from Paradise.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 15 cm.
Extent: 129 ff.


Leaves are wanting at the beginning, end and elsewhere.


Written in a good E. Syriac hand of about the 18th cent.


Originally bound in wooden boards, but the top board is lost. The sewing is mostly intact.



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.1160-65.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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