Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2050 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: E. Syriac miscellany and Apocalypse of Paul.
ff. 1r-23r.
Title: Questions and answers on the eucharist and baptism.
Language(s): Syriac

Called at the end (f. 23r) zuhare d-madbḥa.

Imperfect, not including the beginning which is wanting here.

ff. 24r-63v (except ff. 47, 58).
Title: A history of the world from the earliest times.
Language(s): Syriac

There is no rubric and it is imperfect at the end. It breaks off at the 'days of Nimrod' (63v).

ff. 47, 58.
Title: Apocalypse of Paul.
Language(s): Syriac

Two consecutive leaves (in the order 58, 47) from this work, inserted into this ms. arbitrarily.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 16 cm.
Extent: 63 ff.


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


Written in 2 or 3 fair E. Syriac hands, including one dated 1788 (?) in a colophon on f. 23r. Ff. 47, 58 are earlier.


The binding has perished.



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.1183-85.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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