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London, BL, Add. 14439

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/103
Description based on Wright XIX (1:13) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 6th or 7th century
Estrangela script (multiple hands) ܀ Parchment Codex, 69 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Old Testament
This manuscript contains: The book of Joshua, according to the Peshitta version.; The book of Judges, according to the Peshitta version. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 2 items.

Physical Description

Vellum, about 9 1/8 in. by 7, consisting of 69 leaves, many of which are much stained and torn, especially foll. 1, 2, 19—22, 33, 35, and 69. The quires, originally 14 in number, are signed with both letters and arithmetical figures; e.g. fol. 5, ܒ;fol. 34, ; fol. 48, ܝܒ; fol. 56, ܝܓ; fol. 64, ܝܕ. Leaves are wanting at the beginning and end, as well as after foll. 4, 12, 18, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 33, 34 and 40. Each page is divided into two columns, of from 18 to 22 lines. This manuscript is written in a large Estrangela of the vith or viith cent. A later hand has added Greek vowels here and there (α, ⲉ,ⲏ, or ϊ,foll. 9b,10a, οor ω,foll. 10a,13b,16a,ογ), and also Syriac vowel-points (for example, on foll. 17a, 24a and b, 25a).

Hand 1 (major, Estrangela script): This manuscript is written in a large Estrangela of the vith or viith cent.
Hand 2 (minor, West Syriac script): See below.
Hand 3 (minor, East Syriac script): See below.
Hand 4 (minor, Unspecified Syriac script): See below. Note that Wright acknowledges the possibility that hands 2, 3, and 4 may all be the same hand.

Manuscript Contents

Note: Item numbering updated in digital edition.
Item 1 (Fol. 1a): The book of Joshua, according to the Peshitta version.
  Subscription (Fol. 29): ܫܠܡ . ܟܬܒܐ . ܕܝܫܘܥ . ܒܪܢܘܢ܀
Item 2 (Fol. 29b): The book of Judges, according to the Peshitta version
 
Title:
ܣܦܪ ܕܝ̈ܢܐ ܕܒܢ̈ܝ ܐܝܣܪܝܠ. ܕܡܬܩܪܐ. ܥܒܪܐܝܬ. ܫ̈ܦܛܐ܀

Additions

N.B., folio location may not be available for some items below.
Addition 1: A later hand has added Greek vowels here and there (α, , , or ϊ, foll.9b, 10a, ο or ω, foll.10a, 13b, 16a, ογ).
Addition 2: A later hand has also added Syriac vowel-points (for example, on foll.17a, 24a, 24b, 25a).
Addition 3: A modern hand (perhaps the same that added the vowels) has marked the lessons on the margins, and also appended a few notes, either referring to the text of the LXX., or explanatory of proper names and other words. For example: fol.31b, ܘܒܫܥܠܒܝܢ(Judg. i. 35), marg.ܗ̄ ܒܝܬ ܬܥ̈ܠܐ; fol.36a, ܘܐܡܪܘ ܚܪܒܐ ܠܡܪܝܐ ܘܠܓܕܥܘܢ(Judg. vii. 18), marg.ܥ܏ܒ ܙܟܘܬܐ ܠܡܪܝܐ ܒܝܕ ܓܕܥܘܢ; fol.38a, ܐܟܘܬܟ ܐܝܬܝܗܘܢ ܗܘܘ(Judg. viii. 18), marg.ܥ܏ܒ ܬܗܘܐ ܠܟ ܐܝܟ ܚܕ ܡܢܗܘܢ; fol.43a, ܬܒ̣ܪܐ ܕܪܟܒܐ ܕܪܚܝܐ(Judg. ix. 53), marg. ܏ܗ ܦܝܢܟܐ ܕܪܰܚܝܐ; fol.48b, ܐܦܪܡܝܐ ܐܢܬ(Judg. xii. 5), marg.ܥ܏ܒ ܦܪܬܝܐ ܐܢܬ; fol.55b, ܟܠ ܓܒܪ ܐܠܦ ܘܬܠܬܡܐܐ ܕܟܦܣܐ(Judg. xvi. 5), marg.ܥ܏ܒ ܠܪܒ ܐ̈ܠܦܐ ܘܡܐܐ ܕܟܣܦܐ .
Addition 4 (Fol. 18b): In one place a Greek word is written on the margin by the same hand, viz. fol. 18b, κγροc (ܘܕܩܪܘܣ , Josh. xiii. 11).

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