Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2049 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac marriage service.

Title: E. Syriac Marriage service.
Language(s): Syriac

Imperfect. There are rubrics for the blessing of grooms (fol. 4r), blessing of garments (20r), order of the crowns (27r), and blessing of the bride (41v).

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 15 cm.
Extent: 43 ff.


In poor condition. Leaves are wanting at the beginning and end, and the surviving leaves are stained.


Written in a neat E. Syriac hand of the 17th or 18th cent.


Bound in wooden boards. A leather covering survives only on the front board..



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.1182-83.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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