MS. Bodl. Or. 668 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)
Single column of 16 lines per page.
Script: Syriac Serṭā in black ink with red ink for headings, certain proper names, and some prayers and formulae. Arabic colophon in naskh.
The scribe gives his title and name as ܟܼܽܘܪܳܝܳܐ ܐܢܛܽܘܢܺܝܳܘܣ ܡܶܢ ܩܪܺܬܳܐ ܡܒܰܪܰܟܼܬܳܐ ܓܼܽܘܣܛܰܐ K̠ūrāyā Anṭōniyūs men qaritā mabarak̠tā G̠ōsṭa, i.e. Chorepiscopus Anthony of the blessed city of Ghosta.
Decorated geometric frontispiece.
Splended gilded stamped leather binding with the Christogram IHS, suggesting a Maronite Catholic origin.
Provenance and Acquisition
A single line in poorly written Ottoman on the front fly-leaf verso (ib) reads کتاب توماص اف ارفلي "book of Thomas ef(endi?) of Urfa".
Formerly part of the library of Bishop W. H. Mill.
Possibly acquired by the Bodleian in 1850.
Funding of Cataloguing