Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add. 3280 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


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.
Colophon: f. 176r
Language(s): Arabic-Karshuni


Physical Description

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


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


22 or 23 lines to the page


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


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


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".


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