Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2048 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac hymns for Palm Sunday.

ff. 1v-74v.
Title: Hymns for Palm Sunday.
Language(s): Syriac

Rubrics are wanting at the beginning and end, and this identification is uncertain.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 17 cm.
Extent: 95 ff.


In poor condition. Leaves are wanting at the beginning, end, and elsewhere.


Written in an inelegant E. Syriac hand of the 17th or 18th cent.


Originally bound in wooden boards, but both have broken and only the parts next to the spine remain.



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.1181-82.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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