Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2047 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac services for Palm Sunday and Easter.

ff. 1v-74v.
Title: Service of Hosannas (Ṭaksa d-ʿOshane).
Language(s): Syriac

This includes a section captioned 'Another order (sedra) of the townspeople (maḥozaye)' beginning on f. 52a with a drawing of Jesus entering Jerusalem.

ff. 74v-107v
Title: Service for Easter (Ḥugaya da-qyamta).
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 22½ cm.
Extent: 109 ff.


Written in a good E. Syriac hand with much rubrication, and dated 2040 = 1729 CE.


Bound in full leather over wooden boards.



Provenance and Acquisition

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

Record Sources

For a fuller description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), ii.1179-81.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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