Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2050 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

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.

Condition

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

Hand(s)

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

Binding

The binding has perished.

History

Origin:

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.

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. For admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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