Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 3278 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A Commentary on the books of Genesis and Exodus attributed to a patriach of Alexandria.
1.

The text is divided into lessons

Colophon: f. 350r
Language(s): Arabic- Karshūnī

References

2.

The text is divided into lessons

Colophon: f. 350r
Language(s): Arabic- Karshiūnī

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 352 ff.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Collation

Quires, signed with letters only as far as f. 42r, of 8 and 10 leaves, except 8th, witch has only 8

Layout

From 23 to 31 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Written in inelegant Jacobite sertā A.D. 1722

Decoration

4v A cross surrounder by an ornamental border

Additions: Note on f. 351r

History

Origin: The text seems to have been copied from a defective manuscript, as rubrics are frequently missing, and there are considerable lacunae. Marked, for example at ff. 103, 129 sqq., 144, 148-149, 151 and 181. Dated 1722 CE

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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