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London, BL, Add. 17234

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1019
Description based on Wright CCCCVII (1:317-318) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 13th century
Melkite Syriac script ܀ Paper Codex, 150 leaves.
Features: Decoration
Wright's Subject Classification: Choral Books
This manuscript contains: John of Damascus ܐܒܐ ܝܘܐܢܝ ܕܕܪܘܡܣܘܩ, Cosmas ܐܒܢ ܩܘܙܡܐ (ܩܘܣܡܐ), Andrew (of Crete) ܚܣܝܐ ܐܢܕܪܘܣ (ܐܢܕܐܪܘܣ) ,, Joseph ܐܒܐ ܝܘܣܦ, Mark ܐܒܐ ܡܪܩܘܣ, Theophanes, ܚܣܝܐ ܬܘܦܢܘܣ. The second part of the Triôdion. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 18 items.

Physical Description

Paper, about 10 1/4 in. by 6 7/8, consisting of 150 leaves, a few of which are much torn, especially foll. 1, 6, and 13. The quires, signed with letters, were originally 21 in number; but ܐ and ܟܐ are lost, and ܒ and ܟ are very imperfect, leaves being wanting after foll. 1, 5, and 149. There are from 19 to 21 lines in each page.

Hand 1 (sole, Melkite Syriac script): This manuscript is written in a good, regular, Malkite hand of the xiiith cent.
Decoration (Marginal): There are some rude attempts at ornamentation on the margins.

Manuscript Contents

Note: Item numbering updated in digital edition.
Item 1 (Fol. 1a): John of Damascus, Cosmas, Andrew (of Crete), Joseph, Mark, Theophanes. The second part of the Triôdion [defective]
Author Name Variants [syr]: ܐܒܐ ܝܘܐܢܝ ܕܕܪܘܡܣܘܩ
Author Name Variants [syr]: ܐܒܢ ܩܘܙܡܐ (ܩܘܣܡܐ)
Author Name Variants [syr]: ܚܣܝܐ ܐܢܕܪܘܣ (ܐܢܕܐܪܘܣ)
Author Name Variants [syr]: ܐܒܐ ܝܘܣܦ
Author Name Variants [syr]: ܐܒܐ ܡܪܩܘܣ
Author Name Variants [syr]: ܚܣܝܐ ܬܘܦܢܘܣ
Item 2 (Fol. 1a): Palm Sunday [defective]
Item 3 (Fol. 6a): Passion week [defective]
Item 4 (Fol. 40b): Easter Sunday
Item 5 (Fol. 46a): New Sunday
Item 6 (Fol. 54b): The second Sunday of Pentecost; the Commemoration of Joseph of Arimathaea, Nicodemus, and the women who brought the spices
 
Title:
ܚܕ܏ܒܫܒ ܒ ܕ܏ܦܝܢܛ ܕܘܟܪܢ ܝܘܣܦ ܘܢܩܕܘ܏ܡܝܘ ܕܥ̈ܦܝܘ ܠܡܪܢ ܘܕܢܫ̈ܐ ܗܪ̈ܘܡܢܝܬܐ
Item 7 (Fol. 61a): The third week after Easter
 
Title:
ܫܒ ܏ܓ ܕܒܬܪ ܦܨܚܐ
Item 8 (Fol. 70b): The third Sunday after Easter; of the Paralytic
 
Title:
ܚܕ܏ܒܫܒ: ܏ܓ: ܕܒܬܪ ܦܨܚܐ. ܥܠ ܗ̇ܘ ܡܫܪܝܐ ܕܐܣܝ̣ ܡܪܢ ܒܒܝܬ ܚ̣ܣܕܐ
Item 9 (Fol. 76a): The fourth week of Pentecost
 
Title:
ܫܒ: ܏ܕ: ܕܦܢܛܝ܏ܟܝ
Item 10 (Fol. 94b): The fifth (fourth) Sunday of Pentecost; of the Samaritan woman
 
Title:
ܚܕܒܫܒܐ: ܏ܗ: ܏ܕܦܢܛ ܥܠ ܗܝ ܫܡܪܝܬܐ
Item 11 (Fol. 102a): The fifth week of Pentecost
 
Title:
ܫ ܏ܗ ܏ܕܦܢܛܝ
Item 12 (Fol. 112a): The fifth Sunday; of the blind man
 
Title:
ܕܚܕ܏ܒܫܒ ܏ܗ ܥܠ ܗ̇ܘ ܣܡܝܐ ܕܐܣܝ̣ ܡܪܢ
Item 13 (Fol. 118a): The sixth week of Pentecost
 
Title:
ܫܒ: ܏ܘ: ܕܦ܏ܢܛܝ
Item 14 (Fol. 112a): The Ascension
 
Title:
ܝܘܡ ܏ܗ: ܏ܒܫ: ܏ܕܫܒ: ܏ܘ: ܏ܕܦܢܛܝ ܥܐܕܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܕܣܘܠܩܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܠܘܬ ܐܒܘܗܝ ܠܫܡܝܐ.
Item 15 (Fol. 134a): The seventh (sixth) Sunday of Pentecost; the Commemoration of the Nicene Fathers
 
Title:
ܚܕ܏ܒܫ ܏ܙ ܕܦ܏ܢܛܝ ܕܝ ܕܐܝܗܘܝ ܒܬܪ ܥܐܕܐ ܕܣܘܠܩܐ. ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܐܒ̈ܗܬܐ. ܕܣܝܢܘܕܘܣ ܗܝ ܕܢܩܝܐ
Item 16 (Fol. 139b): The seventh week of Pentecost
 
Title:
ܫ ܏ܙ ܕܦ܏ܝܢܛ
Item 17 (Fol. 147a): Saturday, the Commemoration of the Dead
 
Title:
ܝܘܡ ܫܒܬܐ ܕܫܘܡܠܝ ܦܢ܏ܛܝ ܕܘܟܪܢܐ ܕܟܠܗܘܢ ܥܢܝ̈ܕܐ ܕܥ̈ܢܕܘ ܒܥܠܡܐ. ܗܢܐ ܐܘܩܘܠܘܬܝܐ ܩܪܝ ܗ̇ܝ ܕܒܫܒܬܐ ܕܒܣܪܐ
Item 18 (Fol. 147a): The last Sunday of Pentecost (Whitsun Day) [defective]
 
Title:
ܚܕܒ܏ܫܒ ܕܫܘܡܠܝ ܦܢ܏ܛ

How to Cite This Entry

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17234” in A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library, last modified April 21, 2023, https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1019.

Bibliography:

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17234.” In A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library, edited by . Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal, 2023. Entry published April 21, 2023. https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1019.

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Entry Title: London, BL, Add. 17234

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