Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2052 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac handbook of the faith.

Author: Saba.
Title: Book of the faith of Syrians (Suryaye) ... called the knunta.
Language(s): Syriac

The contents are the same as those of ms. Add. 2051.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 16½ cm.
Extent: 65 ff.


Written in a neat clear E. Syriac hand, and dated 2140 = 1829 CE.


Bound in bare wooden boards with a canvas spine.



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.1188-89.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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