Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2046 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Parts of two E. Syriac priest's manuals.

ff. 1-104.
Title: Ṭaksa.
Language(s): Syriac

Priest's manual including priestly prayers, ḥuṭṭame, eucharistic liturgies, consecration of an altar without oil, absolution, consecration of the holy leaven, and further ḥuṭṭame.

ff. 105-130
Title: Ṭaksa.
Language(s): Syriac

Leaves from a different priest's manual. Included are the three eucharistic liturgies.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 22 cm.
Extent: 104 ff.


Ff. 105-30 are loosely inserted in the volume.


Ff. 1-104 are written in a neat round E. Syriac hand probably of the 19th cent.

Ff. 105-130 are in a more angular and older hand, perhaps of the 14th or 15th cent.


Bound in wooden boards, now only loosely attached to the text block.



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.1177-79.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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