Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2043 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Apocalypse of Paul, and E. Syriac hymns.
ff. 1-4.
Title: Apocalypse of Paul
Language(s): Syriac

A fragment, consisting of the end of the text.

ff. 5-8.
Title: Songs of praise in honour of holy men.
Language(s): Syriac


ff. 9r-64v.
Title: Hymns.
Language(s): Syriac

Mostly by Khamis bar Qardaḥe.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 16½ cm.
Extent: 188 ff.


Some leaves are loose and other leaves are probably wanting, including at the beginning and end. The remaining leaves are stained and some are attached on guards.


Written more than one ordinary E. Syriac hand of about the 17th cent.


Bound in leather over wooden boards, the spine perished, now loosely held together and in poor condition.



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.1167-70.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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