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London, BL, Add. 14438

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/100
This manuscript record does not have a summary list of contents. For composite manuscripts, the list of contents can be found under each individual part.

Add. 14,438, foll. 1–49

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/101
Description based on Wright XII (1:10) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 6th century
Estrangela script (multiple hands) ܀ Parchment Codex, 49 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Old Testament
This manuscript contains: The book of Deuteronomy, according to the Peshitta version. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 1 item.

Physical Description

Vellum, about 9 1/8 in. by 5 3/4, consisting of 49 leaves, many of which are much stained and torn, especially foll. 1—3, 6, 13, 15—18, 27, 28, 38, and 42. The quires are signed with both letters and arithmetical figures(e.g.fol. 18, ܕ; fol. 28, ܗ). Leaves are wanting after foll. 2, 3, 5, 13, 17, 39, 43, 47, and 49. Each page has from 24 to 26 lines. This manuscript is written in a fine, regular Estrangela of the vith cent

Hand 1 (major, Estrangela script): This manuscript is written in a fine, regular, Estrangela of the 6th century
Hand 2 (minor, Unspecified Syriac script): See additions and decoration notes.
Decoration (Ornamentation): On fol. 1a the commencement of a hymn is arranged so as to form a cross.See below.
Decoration (Ornamentation): An ornamental nimbus, coloured with black, red, green, and yellow.See below.

Contents

This manuscript contains 1 item(s). N.B. Items were re-numbered for this online catalog and may not reflect William Wright's previous numeration.

Item 1 (Fol. 1a): The book of Deuteronomy, according to the Peshitta version [defective]
 
Title:
ܬܢܝܢ ܢܡܘܣܐ ܣܦܪܐ ܕܚܡܫܐ ܕܐܘܪܝܬܐ
Note: The lessons are rubricated in the text.

Additions

Addition 1 (Fol. 1a): On fol. 1a there is written, in a later hand, the commencement of the hymn Gloria in excelsis, ܫܘܒܚܐ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܒܡܪܘܡܐ arranged so as to form a cross, in connection with the words ܝܬܒ ܒܣܬܪܗ ܕܡܪܝܡܐ.
Addition 2 (Fol. 1a): Below, within an ornamental nimbus, are these words from the Psalms: ܢܩܘܡ ܐܠܗܐ ܘܢܬܒܕܪܘܢ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܒܥܠܕܒܒܘܗܝ. ܐܠܗܐ ܒܫܡܟ ܦܪܘܩܢܝ ܪܚܡ ܥܠܝ ܐܠܗܐ ܐܝܟ ܛܝܒܘܬܟ. .

Add. 14,438, foll. 50–52

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1183
Description based on Wright XXI (1:14) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 6th century
Estrangela script ܀ Parchment Other, 3 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Hymns
This manuscript contains: Ephraim. Hymns of Ephraim. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 4 items.

Physical Description

Vellum, about 9 1/8 in. by 5 3/4. These leaves are fly-leaves for the manuscript Add. 14,438, foll. 53-101.

Hand 1 (sole, Estrangela script): Written in a less elegant Estrangela of about the 6th century.

Contents

This manuscript contains 4 item(s) including nested subsections. N.B. Items were re-numbered for this online catalog and may not reflect William Wright's previous numeration.

Item 1 (Fol. 50a): Ephraim. Hymns of Ephraim
Note: Hymns for the season of Lent.
Item 2 (Fol. 50a): A Hymn for Lent on the Temptation of Adam and Eve
  Incipit: ܥ܏ܠ ܩ܏ܠܐ ܕ܏ܗܢܘ ܨܘ܏ܡܗ ܕܒ܏ܘܟܪܐ. ܡܿܢ ܕܝܢ ܐܕܝܩ ܚܙ̣ܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܐܕܡ ܘܠܚܘܐ. ܘܠܚܘܝܐ ܨܢܝܥܐ. ܟܕ ܢܟܠܐ ܒܠܒܗ ܫܠܡܐ ܒܣ̈ܦܘܬܗ. ܘ܏ܫ.
Item 3 (Fol. 50b): A Hymn for Lent on the Healer
  Incipit: ܒܪ ܩܠ܏܏ܗ. ܀ . ܗܢܘ ܨܘܡܐ ܡܐܣܝܢܐ ܢܪܚܡ ܥܘܕܪ̈ܢܘܗܝ ܘܢܚܕܐ ܒܣܡ̈ܡܢܘܗܝ. ܘ܏ܫ.
Item 4 (Fol. 52a): A Hymn for Lent
  Incipit: ܒܪ ܩܠ܏ܗ: ܗܐ ܕܠܘ ܨܘ̈ܡܐ ܬܟ̈ܝܒܐ. ܕܢܗܘܘܢ ܕܒܘܪ̈ܐ. ܕܟܠܬ ܡܠܟܘܬܐ. ܕܬܙܕܝܚ ܘܬܐܙܠ ܠܚܠܘܠ ܚܘܪ̈ܐ. ܘ܏ܫ.
Note: Of this last there is only one stanza, but the words ܩܪܝ ܒܫܘܠܡܗ ܕܟܬܒܐ show that the remainder was written on the fly-leaves at the end, which are now lost.

Add. 14,438, foll. 53–101

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/102
Description based on Wright XXI (1:13-14) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 6th century
Estrangela script (multiple hands) ܀ Parchment Codex, 52 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Old Testament
This manuscript contains: The book of Judges, according to the Peshitta version. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 1 item.

Physical Description

Vellum, about 9 1/8 in. by 5 3/4, consisting of 52 leaves, (see Add. 14,438, foll. 50—52). The quires are now signed with letters from ܚ to ܝܒ. Each page has from 23 to 26 lines.

Hand 1 (major, Estrangela script): The character is a fine, regular Estrangela of the 6th century.
Hand 2 (minor, Unspecified Syriac script): See additions.
Hand 3 (minor, Unspecified Arabic script): See additions.

Contents

This manuscript contains 1 item(s). N.B. Items were re-numbered for this online catalog and may not reflect William Wright's previous numeration.

Item 1 (Fol. 53): The book of Judges, according to the Peshitta version
 
Title:
ܣܦܪ ܕܝ̈ܢܐ ܕܒܢ̈ܝ ܐܝܣܪܐܝܠ ܕܡܬܩܪܐ ܥܒܪܐܝܬ ܫ̈ܦܛܐ

Additions

N.B., folio location may not be available for some items below.
N.B., items below may have been listed out of folio order in Wright's catalogue.
Addition 1: On the margin in an old Arabic hand:
Addition 2 (Fol. 100b): On the margin of fol. 100b there is a note, in a modern hand, stating that this book belonged to a deacon named Abraham: ܗܢܐ ܟܬܒܐ ܣܦܪ ܕܝܢ̣̈ܐ ܕܒܢܝ ܐܝܣ̈ܪܐܝܠ ܕܡܬܩ ܫܒ̈ܛܐ ܕܝܬܝܘ ܠܒܪܗܡ ܡܫܡܫܢܐ .
Addition 3 (Fol. 54b): On the margin of fol. 54b another note in the same handwriting says that it was presented to the writer by the deacon John of Rās’ain: ܫܟܢܗ ܕܝܢ ܠܝ ܠܟܬܒܐ ܗܢܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܡܫܡܫܢܐ ܡܢ ܪܝ[ܫܥܝܢܐ] ܡܕܝܢܬܐ. ܡܫܟܢ ܠܢ ܡܪܝܐ ܨܠܘܬܗ.

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