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London, BL, Add. 17235

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1020
Description based on Wright CCCXXXIII (1:276-277) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 13th century
Unspecified Syriac script (multiple hands) ܀ Paper Codex, 90 leaves.
Features: Decoration
Wright's Subject Classification: Choral Books
This manuscript contains: The first volume of a collection of Anthems, Chants, and Prayers, for the festivals of the whole year, according to the use of the Maronites of Mount Lebanon. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 5 items.

Physical Description

Paper, about 10 in. by 6 3/4, consisting of 90 leaves, some of which are much torn, especially foll. 46, 55, 56, 60—62, 68, 69, and 90. The quires, 13 in number, are signed with letters, from ܐ to ܘ and from ܗ to ܝܐ. Leaves are wanting after foll. 55, 61, 67, and 89. There are from 21 to 28 lines in each page.

Hand 1 (major, Unspecified Syriac script): This volume is written in a regular, though rather inelegant hand, of the earlier part of the xiiith cent. (see below, and compare Add 14,707 ).
Hand 2 (minor, ): See additions.
Decoration (Illustration):

Manuscript Contents

Note: Item numbering updated in digital edition.
Item 1 (Fol. 1b): The first volume of a collection of Anthems, Chants, and Prayers, for the festivals of the whole year, according to the use of the Maronites of Mount Lebanon. [defective]
 
Title:
[ܥـ]ܠ ܚܝܠܐ . . . ܕܬܠܝܬܝܘ[ܬܐ] ܩܕܝܫܬܐ ܕܐܒܐ ܘܕܒܪܐ ܘܕܪܘܚܐ ܕܩ܏ܘܕ ܡ̈ܫܪܝܢܢ ܕܢܟܬܘܒ ܥܢܝ̈ܢܐ ܕܥ̈ܐܕܐ ܡ̈ܪܢܝܐ ܕܐܝܬ ܒܫ̣ܢܬܐ. ܐܝܟ ܛܟܣܐ ܕܡ̈ܐܪܘܢܝܐ ܕܛܘܪܐ ܡܒܪܟܐ ܕܠܒܢܢ.
Item 2 (Fol. 1b): The Nativity of our Lord
 
Title:
ܛܟܣܐ ܕܒܝܬ ܝܠܕܗ ܕܡܪܢ ܒܒܣܪ
Item 3 (Fol. 47a): The Praises of the blessed Virgin [defective]
 
Title:
ܛܟܣܐ ܕܥܠ ܩܘ̈ܠܣܝܗ̇ ܕܝܠ̣ܕܬ݀ ܐܠܗܐ ܡܪܝܡ
Item 4 (Fol. 69b): The Massacre of the Innocents
 
Title:
ܛ̇ܟܣܐ̣ ܕܥܠ ܝ̈ܠܘܕܐ ܕܩܛܠ ܐܝܪܘܕܝܣ ܒܒܝܬܠܚܡ
Item 5 (Fol. 88b): The Commemoration of Basil and Gregory Nazianzen [defective]
 
Title:
ܛ̇ܟܣܐ ܕܥܠ ܩ̈ܕܝܫܐ ܒܣܝܠܠܝܘܣ ܘܓܪܝܓܪܝܘܣ ܬܐܘܠܓܘܣ

Additions

N.B., folio location may not be available for some items below.
Addition 1: A later hand has marked the quires with Coptic arithmetical figures (beginning at fol. 24), and has also numbered the leaves from fol. 24 to 54
Addition 2 (Fol. 46a): On fol. 46 a there remains part of an Arabic note, which seems to date from the year 154—, A.D. 123—, and to have been written by a priest named ‘Abd al-Masīh ibn Sim’ān بس[م الله.....] لما كان [سنة الف] وخمس ميه ..... واربعين [سنه من] سنين لس[كندر ابن] فليبوس ال[يوناني] ارتسمت انا.....عبد لمسيح (sic) ابن.....سمعان من سب....قسيس ارب (?) يسم.....علي خطيت وانا مسد.....خطي.
Addition 3 (Fol. 46b): On the other side of the same leaf, there is a drawing of a galley.

How to Cite This Entry

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17235” in A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library, last modified April 21, 2023, https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1020.

Bibliography:

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17235.” 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/1020.

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Entry Title: London, BL, Add. 17235

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  • David A. Michelson, general editor, Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal
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  • Created by Anna Kelly
  • Based on the work of William Wright
  • Edited by Lindsay Ruth
  • Syriac text entered by Robert Aydin
  • Greek and coptic text entry and proofreading by Ryan Stitt
  • Project management by William L. Potter
  • English text entry and proofreading by Syriac Research Group, University of Alabama
  • Decoration information encoded by Alexys Ahn
  • Decorations identified and categorized by Beth Maczka
  • Folio extent edited by Kurt Urban

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