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London, BL, Add. 17239

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1024
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. 17,239, foll. 1–15

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1025
Description based on Wright CCLXXVIII (1:212-213) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 13th or 14th century
Unspecified Syriac script ܀ Paper Codex, 15 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Missals
This manuscript contains: The order of the celebration of the holy Eucharist, ܩܘܿܪܒܐ, comprising lessons from the Gospels and Epistles, prayers, etc. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 1 item.

Physical Description

Paper, about 8 in. by 5 1/4, consisting of 15 leaves, several of which are slightly torn and otherwise damaged. There are from 18 to 20 lines in each page.

Hand 1 (sole, Unspecified Syriac script): This manuscript is written in an inelegant hand of the xivth cent.

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. 1): The order of the celebration of the holy Eucharist, ܩܘܿܪܒܐ, comprising lessons from the Gospels and Epistles, prayers, etc. [defective]

Additions

Addition 1 (Fol. 1a): On fol. 1a, there is an Arabic note, rather indistinct and somewhat mutilated, from which it appears that this volume was written for the convent of S. Mary Deipara by a monk from the city of Amid. There is also a Syriac note, partly to the same effect. مما عمل برسم الدير المعمور للسيده عرف بدير السريان علي جانب الدير العظيم الذي علي اسم الاب العظيم ال...... الذي في ديار المصرية المحروسه في بريه ابو مقار القديس ص[لاته] تكون مع الكاتب هذه الاصطر الصغير شماس ....ا من مدينة امد المحروسه الخ. ܐܝܬ܏ܘ ܟܬܒܐ ܗܢܐ ܠܕܝܪܐ ܏ܩܕ ܕܒܝܬ ܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܕܒܡܕܒܪܐ ܕܐܣܩܝ̣ܛܝ ܕܡܬܝܕܥ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ ܘܠܝܬ ܠܐܢܫ ܡܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܦܘܩܕܢܐ ܕܢܐܦ̣ܩ ܠܗܢܐ ܠܒܪ ܡܢ ܕܝܪܐ ܕܐܡܝܪ ܏ܘܫ.

Add. 17,239, foll. 16–60

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1026
Description based on Wright CCCXCVI (1:314) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: AD 1518 / AG 1829
Unspecified Syriac script (multiple hands) ܀ Paper Codex, 45 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Choral Books
This manuscript contains: Services for the canonical hours of the ferial days. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 11 items.

Physical Description

Paper, about 8 in. by 5 1/2, consisting of 45 leaves (Add. 17,239, foll. 16—60), of which the first and the last but one are much torn. The quires are signed with letters (from   Excerpt: ܝܗ to   Excerpt: ܝܛ), and also with Arabic words at the upper lefthand corner of the first page (see foll. 34a and 44a). There is a lacuna after fol. 53. The number of lines in each page is 15 or 16.

Hand 1 (major, Unspecified Syriac script): The writing is neat and regular, with occasional Syriac vowels.
Hand 2 (minor, Unspecified Arabic script): See additions.
Hand 3 (minor, Unspecified Syriac script): See additions.

Contents

This manuscript contains 11 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. 16a): Services for the canonical hours of the ferial days [defective]
Note: There now remain only the canonical hours for Friday and Saturday.
Item 2 (Fol. 16a): Services for the canonical hours for Friday [defective]
Item 3 (Fol. 16a): [defective]
 
Title:
ܛܟܼܣܐ ܕܪܡܫܐ
Item 4 (Fol. 19a):
 
Title:
ܕܠܠܝܐ
Item 5 (Fol. 24a):
 
Title:
ܕܨܦܪܐ
Item 6 (Fol. 38a):
 
Title:
ܕܬܠܬ ܫ̈ܥܝܢ
Item 7 (Fol. 40a): Services for the canonical hours for Saturday
Item 8 (Fol. 40a):
 
Title:
ܛܟ̣ܣܐ ܕܢܓܗ ܫܲܒܬܐ
Item 9 (Fol. 46b):
 
Title:
ܕܠܠܝܐ
Item 10 (Fol. 49a):
 
Title:
ܕܨܦܪܐ
Item 11 (Fol. 58a):
 
Title:
ܕܬܠܬ ܫ̈ܥܝܢ

Additions

N.B., items below may have been listed out of folio order in Wright's catalogue.
Addition 1 (Fol. 57b): On fol. 57b, there is a note, which states that it was written in the convent of S. Mary Deipara, by a monk named John, for the Comes John the Cyprian, A. Gr. 1829, A.D. 1518. ܨܲܠܘ ܥܠ ܚܲܛܝܐ ܐܝܘܐܢܢܝܣ ܕܝܪܝܐ ܕܟܬ݂ܒ ܗܠܝܢ ܡܛܠ ܩܘܡܣ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܩܘܦܪܵܣܝܐ ܙܕܝܩܐ ܘܕܟܝܐ ܘܡܝ̣ܩܪܐ ܘܟܐܢܐ ܘܡܨܠܠܐ ܕܢܩܪܐ ܒܗ ܘܢܣ̣ܬܲܟܠ ܡ̈ܠܘܗܝ ܨܠܘܬܗ ܥܡܢ ܐܡܝܢ. ܟܬܝܒ ܒܕܝܪܐ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ ܕܒܡܕܒܪܐ ܕܣܩܝܛܝ ܫܢ̣ܬ݀ ܏ܐܦܟܛ ܕܝܘ̈ܢܝܐ ܘܠܐܠܗܐ ܏ܫܘ ܐܡܝܢ.
Addition 2 (Fol. 39b): On fol. 39b, there is the following note in Arabic. هَذَا مَا كتب الحقير مثل قواه ولَا تعتبُوا عَلَى الذي شَرشَط فاني ليس بكاتب بَل مفسد الوَرق وهَذه الثَلث اربَع كَرّاریز لَم كان يحملوا خط العربي عَلي السريَاني لان الوَرق رفیق ،
Addition 3 (Fol. 60a): Fol. 60 contains madrāshē, in a modern hand.

How to Cite This Entry

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17239” in A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library, last modified April 21, 2023, https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1024.

Bibliography:

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17239.” 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/1024.

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Entry Title: London, BL, Add. 17239

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  • Based on the work of William Wright
  • Edited by Justin Arnwine
  • Syriac text entered by Robert Aydin
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  • Project management by William L. Potter
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  • Locus information for manuscript items added by Ziyan Zhang
  • Folio extent edited by Kurt Urban

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