Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 1878 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: This manuscript is comprised of four works, the Testament of Abraham, Testament of Isaac, Testament of Jacob (ገድለ ፡ አብርሃም, ገድለ ፡ ይስሐቅ, ገድለ ፡ ያዕቆብ), and a homily attributed to Ephrem on Abraham and Sarah in Egypt (ድርሳነ ፡ ሳራ), which in the Ethiopian tradition is almost always circulate together as a unit.
ff. 5r-19v
Language(s): Geez
ff. 20r-34r

f. 34r End of the testament of Isaac with the addition of a 5-line invocation by a different hand at the bottom.

Language(s): Geez
ff. 34v-44v

ff. 34r-43v End of the Testament of Jacob on f. 44r-44v. Invocations on f. 44v as on f. 34r.

Language(s): Geez
ff. 44v-55r
Language(s): Geez

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 56 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 11.4 × 7.6 cm.

Layout

2 columns, 22-26 lines per page. Folios 1-4and folio56 are blank.

Hand(s)

written in black ink

Binding

Leather over wooden boards with full blind decoration on both. Stitched turn-ins at head and tail of spine. Braided leather endbands

History

Origin: 19th cent.; Ethiopia

Provenance and Acquisition

Ethiopia

Donated to Cambridge University by Armbruster, C. H. (Carl Hubert), 1874-1957 on 19 August 1957

Record Sources

Description based on Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright ; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard.Cambridge University Press.1961 with updates by Jeremy Penner and Ted Erho

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

Bibliography

    bookhttp://zotero.org/users/local/VPTDBJud/items/2GNGMD9M Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright ; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard. EdwardUllendorff Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1961

Funding of Cataloguing

CUL


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