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GORGIAS REPRINT SERIES

Volume 31 / II

A CATALOGUE OF THE

SYRIAC IN

MANUSCRIPTS THE

LIBRARY

OF THE

UNIVERSITY

OF

CAMBRIDGE

A CATALOGUE OF THE

SYRIAC

MANUSCRIPTS

PRESERVED IN THE L I B R A R Y OF THE

UNIVERSITY

OF

CAMBRIDGE

BY THE LATE

WILLIAM FORMERLY

WITH

AN

WRIGHT,

LL.D.,

SIR T H O M A S A D A M S PROFESSOR OF A R A B I C .

INTRODUCTION

AND

APPENDIX

BY

S T A N L E Y A R T H U R COOK, M.A., F E L L O W OF G O N V 1 L L E A N D C A I U S C O L L E G E .

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOL. II

A l G O R G I A S PRESS 2002

First Gorgias Press Edition. Copyright (C) 2002 by Gorgias Press LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States of America by Gorgias Press LLC, New Jersey, from the edition published by Cambridge University Press in 1901.

ISBN 1-931956-28-6

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Add. 2016 Paper, about 7 | in. by 5§; 258 leaves, some of which are mutilated, especially ff. 49, 107, 108, 120, 123, 124, 126, 127, 130, 227, 229, and 230. The quires, signed with letters, are 29 in number, of 10 leaves. Eight leaves are wanting at the beginning, and two at the end, and there are lacunae after ff. 1, 9, 69, 77,127,135, 143, 151, 161, 169, 177, 217, 223, 233, 241, 248, and 251. There are from 26 to 34 lines in a page. The writing is a good, regular, Jacobite serta of the xiiith cent. The contents are as follows. 1. History of John the less or the younger, f. 1 a, liOLI ¿¡00) 14. History of Simeon Salus (o aakos) and John, f. 141 a, .¿ooUco IijdASdj ocfi

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History of Mark of mount Tharmaka, f. 163 b, .\oio5Zj ]5Q_4? ¿BO-OfLo U^Q-4?

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History of the emperor Maurice, f. 168 a,

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History of Reuben (Rubil) and his companions, f. 170 a,

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See Brit. Mus. Add. 14,649, f. 142 a ( C a t a l o g u e , p. 1110). 4. The Martyrdom of Miles the bishop, Abörsäm the priest, and Sinai the deacon, f. 61 a: .«buxb ;auc»903290

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See Ecclesiasticus, ch. xviii. 30, 31, xix. 10, and xv. 16. 7.

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See Brit. Mus. Add. 12174, f. 253 & {Catalogue, p. 1129). 9. The martyrdom of George and Antonine and the queen Alexandra, in the days of the wicked king Dadian, f. 97 a:

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or 'the Medicine of Sinners' (if. 93 6,

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