Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 2886 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

A Collection of Lives of Saints in Arabic

1.
Colophon: f. "200v"
Language(s): Syriac; Arabic

References

2.

Translated from the Greek

Colophon: f. "200v"
Language(s): Syriac; Arabic

References

3.
Title: History of Mar Dimet, or Domitius, the physician
Colophon: f. "200v"
Language(s): Syriac; Arabic

References

10.
Colophon: f. "200v"
Language(s): Syriac; Arabic

References

11.

History of the Captivity of the Children of Israel, how they were carried away to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylonia, -562 B.C. in the days of Jeremia Prophet ca. v600.

Colophon: f. "200v"
Language(s): Syriac; Arabic

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 202 ff.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Collation

Originally 22 quires, of 10 leaves (except one which has only 8, and the last which has only 4). Quires signed with Arabic words or Syriac letters

Condition

A leaf is wanting at the beginning, tow after ff.8 and 22, one fater ff. 76, 122, and 182, and two after ff. 190, 198, 200

Layout

21 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Written in a good, regular Jacobite Karshiuni XVIIIth cent. This volume was written by rabban 'Abdallah of Sadad/ Sadad (Siria), son of the deacon Namusi, son of Tilijan, of the family of Abu Thabit f. 200v

Additions: f.1r f.202v Gregorian ff. 203-205 are a modern index to the contents of the volume in Arabic

History

Origin: The town of the scribe is An Nabk The scribe is a monk of the Convent of Mar Musa al- Habashi

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Wright, W. : A catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts preserved in the library of the University of Cambridge. (vol 2), 1901".

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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