Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 3280 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A Commentary on the Lessons from the Epistles of S. Paul, the Acts and Catholic Epistles, as reed at the celebrations of the Eucharist in Lent and on other occasions throughout the year, and various extracts in Arabic.
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Colophon: f. 176r
Language(s): Arabic-Karshuni

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 176 ff.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):

Collation

19 quires, signed with letters, mostly of 10 leaves, except one witch has only 9, one witch has only 12, one witch has only 5, and some witch has only 8

Layout

22 or 23 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Written in a good, regular Jacobite sertā A.D.1607 Gregory Behnām, bishop of Jerusalem

Decoration

Additions: f. 176v From the colophon we learn the nature of the special connexion between the Convent of S. Mary Deipara and the city of Taghrit (Tekrit) viz. that merchant of Taghrit were the owners of the convent, which they had bought for the sum of 12000 Dinars of gold

History

Origin: Convent of S. Mary Deipara in the desert of Scete 1607 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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