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London, BL, Add. 17245

URI: https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1034
Description based on Wright CCCLXVI (1:301-302) Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record
Date: 13th century
Unspecified Syriac script (multiple hands) ܀ Parchment Codex, 103 leaves.
Wright's Subject Classification: Choral Books
This manuscript contains: Services for the three following festivals. In total, including sub-sections, this manuscript contains 16 items.

Physical Description

Paper, about 9 3/8 in. by 6 7/8, consisting of 103 leaves, many of which are much torn, especially foll. 31—39, 70—77, 84—87, 90, 92, and 101—103. The quires, signed with letters, were about 15 in number, but the last remaining signature is ܝ (fol. 74 b). The first and eighth quires are entirely lost, and leaves are also wanting after foll. 39 (one), 68 (one), 69 (two), 73 (two), 75, 76, 83, 84, 92, and 98. There are from 17 to 23 lines in each page.

Hand 1 (major, Unspecified Syriac script): This volume is written in a neat, regular hand of the xiiith cent.
Hand 2 (minor, Unspecified Syriac script): See additions.

Manuscript Contents

Note: Item numbering updated in digital edition.
Item 1 (Fol. 1a): Services for the three following festivals [defective]
Item 2 (Fol. 1a): The Nativity of our Lord [defective]
Item 3 (Fol. 1a): Part a
 
Title:
ܡ̈ܥܢܝܬܐ
Note: Originally 13 in number
Item 4 (Fol. 4b): Part b
 
Title:
ܩ̈ܠܐ, ܒ̈ܥܘܬܐ, ܡܕܪ̈ܫܐ, and ܣܘ̈ܓܝܬܐ
Item 5 (Fol. 34a): Part c. Syrian anthems
 
Title:
ܥܢܝ̈ܢܐ ܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ
Item 6 (Fol. 37b): Part d. Greek Canons
 
Title:
ܩܢ̈ܘܢܐ ܝܘ̈ܢܝܐ
Item 7 (Fol. 43b): Part e. Lessons from the Old Testament, the Gospels, and the Epistles
 
Title:
ܩܪ̈ܝܢܐ
  Subscription (Fol. 52a): ܫܠ̣ܡ ܛܟ̣ܣܐ ܕܝܠ̣ܕܐ ܒܩܦ̣ܝܣܘܼ ܘܐܝܟ ܕܡܬ̣ܒܥܐ ܠܐܘܪܚܐ ܕܩ̇ܪܐ ܢܨ̇ܠܐ:
Item 8 (Fol. 53a): The Epiphany [defective]
 
Title:
ܛܟ̣ܣܐ ܕܕܢܚ̣ܐ ܐܘܟܝܬ ܥܐܕܐ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܕܢܘܼܗܪ̈ܐ ܕܥܡ̇ܕܗ ܕܡܪܢ ܡܢ ܝܘܚܢܢ
Item 9 (Fol. 53a): Part a
 
Title:
ܥܢ̈ܝܢܐ
Item 10 (Fol. 60a): Part b
 
Title:
ܡ̈ܥܢܝܬܐ
Note: Originally 11 in number
Item 11 (Fol. 63a): Part c
 
Title:
ܩ̈ܠܐ, ܡܕܪ̈ܫܐ, ܒܥ̈ܘܬܐ, and ܣܘ̈ܓܝܬܐ
Item 12 (Fol. 76a): Part d
 
Title:
ܩܪ̈ܝܢܐ
Item 13 (Fol. 80b): Palm Sunday [defective]
 
Title:
ܛܟ̣ܣܐ ܕܐܘ̈ܫܥܢܐ ܕܝܘܡ ܚܕܒܫܒܐ
Item 14 (Fol. 80b): Part a
 
Title:
ܥܢܝ̈ܢܐ
Item 15 (Fol. 85b): Part b
 
Title:
ܩ̈ܠܐ, ܒ̈ܥܘܬܐ, and ܣܘ̈ܓܝܬܐ
Item 16 (Fol. 93a): Portions of metrical discourses of Ephraim

Additions

Addition 1 (Fol. 52b): Fol. 52 b contains the Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan creed, in Arabic. The writer, a Maronite priest of Mount Lebanon, from the district of Tripolis, named Sa'īd ibn Butrus ibn Mansūr, added a few lines at the end, stating that he had been a prisoner for 12 years (at Al-Kāhira?) in the خِزانة البُنُود, or place where the royal standards were stored, and was released in the days of al-Malik an-Nāsir (Mohammad ibn Kalā'ūn? who began to reign A.D. 1293). كتب هده الاسطار العبد الحقير المدنب الخطاى الدي كثرت دنوبه وقلب حسناته وهو القس سعيد ابن بطرس ابن منصور الماروني الدي من جبل لبنان من اعمال طرابلس الشما (sic) الدي كان اسير فى خزانه البنود مده اتان (sic) عشر سنه واحسن الله خلاصه علي ايام الملك الناصر في الميدان الجديد الدي عمره تحت القلعه المحروسه

How to Cite This Entry

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17245” in A Digital Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Library, last modified April 21, 2023, https://bl.syriac.uk/ms/1034.

Bibliography:

William Wright et al., “London, BL, Add. 17245.” 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/1034.

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Entry Title: London, BL, Add. 17245

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