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(8) 5ak5l JoLol s>^oZ ^jj?, f. 97 6.
See op. cit, p. 447 sq., sermo 15.



Dd. 15. 2 1003

(9) CTLijln^ CTiSDolfk^o oIj-kjIoP] *Q~i^^ ..I.?), f. 98a.
See op. cit., p. 448, sermo 16.

(10) ]iL »^v®- ^^-^ ,-j-l|an.l^ ooU-»] -^

ojoiil^ w^^ jnm\ f. 99 a.
See /oc. ci^., sermo 17.

(11) _^ ^b IjI loi..^ i^?A^ ^Zu^ ^toL]]] ^^^
^onm^ , f. 102 a.

See loc. cit, sermo 18.

(12) ^ . (^] . ■ ^ '^^^S^ ^r^ ^lAnl^ ]isV^ w*.^
5|ba]Jio, f. 118 6.

See Zoc. a'^., sermo 19.

(13) Ijj^ ^Z]oZ w^ZA 01^5^2^ 5|:k)]Jl iij^SD ...^
linoNnn, f. 119 6.

See Zoc. cit., sermo 20.

(14) ]j|^ h]=^\ Z|d^ ..i^, f. 120 6.
See loc. cit, sermo 21.

(15) OI^j-TD r-*-^?U « » '^ ^oI-kkTo] 5^0 ^CQjpCLlk l4-»1o

yonm^.f. 153 6.

See loc. cit, sermo 22.

There is a lacuna between ff. 161 and 162.

IV. Heads of knowledge of Mar Isaac, f. 1716:

There is a lacuna of three quires between ff. 171 and 172 ;
the fourth discourse begins on f 170a; the fifth, f 191; the
sixth, f. 196 6; and the seventh, f 202 a.



1004 Dd. 15. 2

V. Extracts from the Book of Obedience, f. 220 a.
Cp. Zotenberg, no. 239 (59).

VI. Doctrine of Abba Isaiah explained by one of the
disciples of Mar Isaac in twelve discourses, f. 227 h.

Cp. Zotenberg, no. 239 (60).

VII. Extract from Didacus (Diego), f. 269 a :

This appears to be neither Diego de Estella (Schnurrer,
Bibl. Arab. no. 293 ; cp. Brit. Mus. Or. 4073), nor the physician
Didacus, author of Vat. Ar. cccix. (Mai, Script. Vet. vol. iv.,
p. 458 sq.).

VIII. Extract from (the name is cut away), beginning,

f. 270 b :

^^^ -iJulL ]j_L.^ AtdAd ... 2^ »mj,rLlL oulliDi'j

IX. From the sayings of the Fathers, f. 280 a :

X. Extracts from Mar Tyrius (Sahdona or Bar-Sahde) of
Beth-Selokh (Wright, Sijr. Lit. p. 185 ; Duval, Lit. Syr. p. 238 ;
H. Goussen, Marty vim-Sahdonas Lehen a. Werke), f 329 b.

(1) Letter to a monk, f 329 b.
Cp. Zotenberg, no. 239 (63).

(2) Another extract, beginning, f. 338 a :



Cp. Zotenberg, no. 239 (64).



Dd. 15. 2; Ff. 2. 15 1005

XI. Various extracts.

(1) cnn.]!^^ cn5crm .^A^ cn^zi^^LQ^ IK, f. 342 b.

(2) U^^i^^ U^> f- 343 a.

(3) oi^Jlj^ ^"jcn:^ ]L., f. 346 a.

(4) -^U»r,1 ^i^ v^- —r-^ ^lAn^ ]j_iiD ^.L^
^..^^ cnaoPl a\]a Mmk2^ ^k> ^aiin:^ , f. 347 6.

Cp. Zotenberg, no. 239 (71).
Breaks off at f. 850 b.

There are various fragments and scrawls on ff. 1 and 351
— 354, (partly Syriac). On f. 1 6 is an ejaculatory prayer on
behalf of the Syrian George (^^j]_.^rQ.lL *C^ir-ii .~»-^|^-^)-

This MS. formerly belonged to R. Huntington whose signa-
ture with the number " 58 " appears on f. 1 b.

Title outside: LiBER M.S.

Ff. 2. 15

Paper, 10|^in. by 7; 226 leaves; 23 quires of 10 leaves;
but the third and the last have only 8 ; signed with Syriac
letters; two columns of 21 lines. Written in Jacobite, with
Greek points (a few Eastern points added by a later hand), and
dated A. Gr. 1886 = a.d. 1525.

The volume contains the following books of the New Testa-
ment, according to the Peshitta.

1. Acts and the three Catholic Epistles, divided into
capitula which are numbered continuously.

a. Acts,f 5 a, begins with ]'^ ^ (chap. i. 18). Chap.
V. 9 — 15 is wanting, and on f 59 b, col. 2 the MS. reads
Zmo .on I'fmVtN ]^* j^] l-ijo-. Oj^] Ijoi lt^ij..,^A, thus



1006 Ff. 2. 15

running from xxiii. 27 to xxiv. 6 (compare the Latin note at
the foot of the page).

b. James, f 69 6.

c. 1 Peter, f. 76 a.

d. 1 John, f 83 b.

Subscription, i 83 b : .0CL..nii5;^5 Urni! Aki^j

2. The Pauline Epistles, divided into capitula which are
numbered continuously.

Title, f 90 6 :



a. 1 Corinthians, f. 118 a.

b. 2 Corinthians, f 144 a.

c. Galatians, f 159 b.

d. Ephesians, f 167 a.

e. Philippians, f. 175 a.

f. Colossians, f 180 b.

g. 1 Thessalonians, £ 185 b.
h. 2 Thessalonians, f. 190 6.
i 1 Timothy, f. 193 a.

j. 2 Timothy, f 199 b.

k. Titus, f 204 a.

I. Philemon, f 206 b.

m. Hebrews, f 207 b. Ends, f 225 b.

The colophon (f 225 6) states that this MS. was written in
A. Gr. 1836 =a.d. 1525 by Joseph, son of the Khuri George, of
the city of Hadeth, in Mt. Lebanon, in the valley (]Aoao) of
Bisharrai (mod. jibbet-Bsherreh), in the days of the patriarch



Ff. 2. 15 1007

Mar Peter (or Moses) of ^ni., and of Mar Elias of Hadeth, both
of whom dwelt in the convent of Kanobin.

lA^jol? U-*^ w.^1 ^^ ^ lo?o U4-^o U-»->^»^ -^1
.^A£2 Uo^l? Uo^r^ ^^ 1^1 .^ocn4L ZoU-^ ^H^

]L^i^ ^'^ oEJ\o .•^■.V)\.lV)\s1 I-»-^^^? U ooNv^n
l^^^iSD ^i^A? ]3a4^ U_^ ]>^.^ «V) \ ALq>^5o lAo^^ikD

lAijrSD -m . \r)c^ , . ^^ CTIj_Jj„kjo1o ^]i m i n? lA^ o fin
^OloZul? »CD0^4S ^^k3 ^X.? ]^i-.r4^ w-uLDOj^ ^AijZIo

: .v^vn tJ\l,^ oo^£dZZ1j ^^il? IjZ] ^ UoiD 1^^^^ cnLo.
] > ^ ^jiD ^Q^l u-L^bo i.'T^o .^ . no 1 I n? |::;.i:iSd Ij-.,^
:>aL ^■< . v>«? l^jj ooir^ ;.iV)S? UZj.>^ >coa^ i No ^ .^fe^

|id1 ^ ^ W ll^ U4^0 Uj-K»Jk3 Wo .^O .hr^i-^

.»^io .yAj ll-OQj ol ]n~i] o] ]4^

Marginal notes in Ar. and Syr. occur on ff. 39 b, 42 a, 43 a,
49 b, 9U a and elsewhere. There are various notes in Karshuni



1008 Ff. 2. 15; Go. 2. 14

on ff. 1 a, 224 h, the latter containing a recipe for making ink,
and the statement that the MS. was written for George, son of

Sara, of the city of [name erased], now living in A . i i>1

(? Edaneh), under the supervision of Habakkuk (^nn n r:i_i ,i) of
the same city.

On f . 1 6 are drawings, in three colours, of John the Baptist,
the Messiah and the Virgin Mary, and on f. 2 a is a design in
black and red of a cross on a pedestal.

On ff. 2 h — 4 is a list of lessons (.copn >^o n) from the above
portions of the New Testament, imperfect, breaking off at the
fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

The title and contents are written on a leaf in the inside,
and below is the note : ' Ridley says (Marsh's Mich. vol. 2, pt. 2,
p. 544)-|- " septem canonicas Epistolas in hoc Mscrto frustra
quaesivi." Behold three of them above. He was deceived
probably by their being added to the Acts.'

The title outside is Acta Apostolorum ms., and upon a
piece of paper pasted inside is the description : ' 8. acta aposto-
lorum et epistolae scriptae anno acre Graecorum 1836 Syriace.'

This MS., which was presented by George I. in 1715, was
formerly the property of Bishop Moore, and bears on the inside
cover the number " 619." This number and the description
mentioned above are identical with item 9805 in Bernard's
Catalogue (1697), pt. ii., pp. 377 sq.



Gg. 2. 14

Paper, Q\ in. by 6| ; 367 leaves (numbered from 21 to 385 ;
f. 133 is repeated, and f. 204* is mutilated, only one-third
remaining) ; originally at least 32 quires (up to and in-
cluding f. 323, the rest is irregular), of 10 leaves, signed
with Arabic letters (up to jJ); the first two are wanting, the
second (.>, originally the fourth) has 6, the fourth {$) 7, eighth

t Cp. Ridley, Dissert. (London, 1761), p. 46, no. 14.



Gg. 2. 14 1009

(\S) and sixteenth (^j) 12, the ninth (L) 2, the thirteenth

(aj) 9, the nineteenth (1^) 3, the twenty-seventh (i*^) 7, the
thirtieth (w*J) 5, the thirty-first (^i) 8, and the thirty-second
(j^) 9; 30 — 32 lines on a page. The MS. is in an imperfect
condition and at the end is much torn and probably dislocated.
In the enumeration the seventh and eighth quires have been
transposed. Written in various Jacobite hands, probably of the
XV th and early part of the xvith cent.

I. The commentary of Jacob or Dionysius bar Salibi of
Melitene (died 1171 A.D.) on Porphyry's Isagoge, and the
Categories, De Fato, and Analytics of Aristotle, written (see
f. 306 6) in A.D. 1148. Of his writings on the Dialectics (Asse-
mani, B.O. t. ii. p. 210a: ]2.Cl2^j..!lilDj ]«-^'An\ ]n «n'g^ ) no
traces have hitherto been found.

1. The Isagoge of Porphyry (imperfect), beginning, f. 21 a :
jjp] .]Ln I 1 nn . (i <=^\q-i ,j.£:5 fjjx>1 "loauj ]ZoV)kk1.o

Divisions : —

F. 24 6: 1ZlA^5 ^4k).

F. 26a: U-j.^^^^.

F. 28 a: "Ujo^o ]La2iL(i^ ^^i^io ]j.j>Z ^ojisio.

F. 35 a : ]^V^ >n> ^\^.

F. 46 a: -l-.Q^.Uh^'Ij IA^Z? ^jisLO.

Subscription, f. 51 6:
iJcnojA ]A4-»-^^ lAXki^o .^^XoiX ]2iqsd ^r^-^

B. c. 64



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F. 53 b, ends :

"jjiaiQj - »-\h£d ^si-L^<Ti> I^Ad ^ -A-^CL^lcD-ilj "^jAoao

]sn» >g^\]V)\ ^p.ZlL5 ^jJ^jI? iQ£)aJO "Uoi ^> ^-.1

This is followed by a table, tf. 54 — 57; compare Sachau,
Kurzes Verzeichniss, no. 116 {Gat. p. 338 sq.); Brit. Mas. Add.
14,658 (Wright, p. 1156 a); Zotenberg, p. 202; Hehraica, iv.
p. 207.

2. The Categories, f. 68 a :
^^. yL^ [. . »CdV«>Q.]-^-».4^? IJOIQJ L».Oo] ]njKl£i

p ..jOIJ ^_1_.2.1 ^1 mc^n ]i.n"m g^V)? "jZojA^lXo : jAXlk?

»cQj5Q_.^^io) ]j(n \^Lo-> :^j^k)1 IAXLd .-iSo • no
17ni\w» •. ^oo t (^o^qjIo .m I 1 V>3]-i3lao .n • g^i? ^^i >r-»AL?
C7i2^ Aj] "l^nV >\<^^ ]V)\a^? 6ai Za2i -.^qjI l^NsV) Ll^o]

■ «i\n\ jl , l3jj, ^4Ld -.A^ISDriD UnN.NV)? l^AiA

Chaps. 2 — 5 are indicated on ff. 68 a, 70 6, 71 b, and 72 a
respectively.

Ff. 68 — 77 (quire i) should have been numbered before
ff. 58—67 (quire ^).



Gg. 2. 14 1011

F. 64 a :

F. 73 a, heading (very faint) :

.JKdo lcn<£L»o U-o Al^i ^
F. 78 appears to be out of place.
F. 91 b, heading : "|Za.iJ^D ^j |^;_».
F. 106, on the Trpo? rt :

In the margin : |AXZ> V*'!^-*.

Subscription, f. 123 6 :
. v^o n s I 001? ] I 1 mn] jriOj-TDaj-.? ^ jJ^j I^-id?

It continues :
lAsV)»V) .1Zq_i.±j15 |_.5q_.^^^4d ^ • VVVvn^ ]A_.v^i^

]) aN ^^ CriOf£:Li.] p Cnool^iD |.»jd£!5 ]] ..n m o ] 1 o « g^ V)

F. 134 6:
.,r:i^5 »_.cn Za\ ^j 1Z]j.. (?) (d;_»o j^ll? w.cn ZoX?



►o .^-^IdIASd "jA^'i ■ <^ •. »m-,?a.,^4o ymv? v^rlnli ^ojio

64—2



1012 Gg. 2. 14

F. 136 6:

F. 142 6 : U^>^lo l-J^r^ ^.
F. 1446: ].r-»-K^l? -iCn ^.
F. 146 6: [UajJ^ijZZiLD ^\^.

Subscription, f. 150 6 :
V.05 ^ ]]^ ]'^y .'jAn I fhg^*^ IaNV) AiuAtd! Idjoio

3. The Trept ep/xTjvelaf;, f. 151 a:
IJisLO ^^oAtlJ) ^^Z"! V»^Ld ^ ^^ 1 I \nZAk) j^ »r2ioZ

Chap. 2, f. 152 a ; chap. 3, f. 153 a ; chap. 4, f. 153 6; chap. 5,
f. 154 a.

F. 164 a : wTOj-TCLL^l^a^] ^.

F. 166 6: Ir^]!^? oil.-.) ^iZj toom^.



Gg. 2. 14 1013

F. 180 a : I^ Voam^.
F. 190a: I^LdIId? oi^^j U»^'1? Xoasn^i.
F. 198 6: iplio|k)? ai\_.5 j^lh^^j liDara^.
Subscription, f. 204* : -on . iVn;] .;]c^ Ui\j».

4. The Analytics.

a. Part i., preceded by an explanation of" difficult words,
f. 205 a :

In^Q^o "jScnQj? |-t.\V)o ■ \ ^ i si Loo -.j^ ]j^o^^ ^j-^J.j^ ]J

• ijJ^yXD Ir^jlDj \n^a£i l.Q.\ ^j-^s^idALd ^j.j.>^Ld . ZASd
IASZ? IcjA^ oAj]? : _» jjj-k)? ]-.^j> Aj^oj ^aa^^aXoj'lj
]o joa !>0j_O5 ^ I^iij-^ZASoo .J2i^l.^a4.CD.-i5l5 IZaj-^DAokj)
jib AJLo ^ ] <^ \^ • So IJlsi-O :>a-i.inj .|_i.LDj^ l^kjjsoj

|jai£D ^^n^ ^^-Kv 5^-*^ "-T^ |V? t nip] iaa\^\ ^oAd?

F, 207 b : V»A-»AZ ^U^slo. Other divisions are indicated
on ff. 208 b, 211 a, 212 a, 213 6, 215 a, &c.

The subscription, f. 241 a, appears to run :



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6. Part ii., f. 245 a :

1 '. 7 ] •. ]vr)'.'^rr) '|n o^orn . . . \nm '^ ^O : Zul^-iCTU

Ijoi ^1 p . ^n I ^oNoj]? "U-ijZ "UdZit:? l^aioj IcA

jujoi _Sdo .^CLaj-^al^Qj]? l-iJ^r-o ]^A2> ]A\V)\ ^ i m'^o

]Z5o» Lq^ UIj ^) Ucn .. I n I (^^-.^aa")? U^.,X3

At the top of the page is written apparently in the same
hand :

.[(?) ^«^^V7 aij]Ajl ]jAsb^5 ^cTiXo t5ai ^

F. 264 a: Ir^l^?? cn\j5 r"*'^? v^U^^-

F. 270 «: l^loikJ A..^ol IniAo) oi^-.? lAXZj ^jisiiD.

Subscription, f. 281 6 :



Gg. 2. 14 1015

U^^ ^an^aX^l U^Ab ^il ^oil fc^^? - A^°k

c The d'jroSecKTCKV, otherwise called (e.g. by George,
bishop' of the Arabian tribes, see ff. 245., 28U, 806 6). the
second book of the Analytics.

Tf 282 a '

U^1o U^ii ^n^a^a.1 loAo 1j^ Uni^
Begins :

Subscription, f. 306 6 (1. 6) :
1^0^, ^aiD^ Uc^H 1^^^ A-^ ^^'^ li^A J-AJ, r^

JJOI iAo? ^'i- Ur-1 .-? ^^^ '^.^



^

.u^



1016 Gg. 2. 14

.5aiJo -pnn^ n »^AiD5 ] - ^ fy^l >CDo i mojQ-.? ^ Po 3Zu5
^t 61 ,_iAkiil^ ^\'(^? ^5 o'oi .ItdIZj ooi ^1? U-il.]

^Zl»1o IlkiLoJlo *£i^ Aj^o ULDj-Q ^-^i.^ "ik)Ia>^

The subscription (above) states that Dionysius wrote this
commentary in 1 Teshrin, A. Gr. 14G0 = A.D. 1148.

d. The second book of the diroSeiKTiKy]. F. 326 b (1. 4) :
IsAd ^ TT^^ lA^jicLLV^ lAl^llD jl^;^ ,:d

Lq\ ^J-^-l -lUiQ^ ^1 nn»o "iZNViN ^i m^n •. ZUjZlio
.JTLLJo -oA£l] oij-Sd "(Za±LQ:i5 . i n i ().Q^?a^'i? t^'-? Ir^Ac)
A^lAjJiD Ijcnoj a4£ci-»>1? . i n i ^n ipa^l? |1d> |a*a£) i<ibi-»

. Vm ^OtXtd ]i . iVn«^ Zuoli ^Cn_.Z;-il ^jJLoZ^Ldj

F. 327 a :

•. wjOioiDj-Dj ocnXo . 1 n I |!}n i?Q^l? ^''Zj "i^D ^Ji jjoili.

^^j"J5 loOT oZl.1 Ijcnoj ^.L ^Ai3 Zjo.,^? (?) vQ-Cci-.lrO
)l£5lo .-A^IZuZuj |.L^5a£D U*^^ .m^V) ]J? ]i n« ^V)



Gg. 2. 14 1017

.01^5 iojo^j "jAiLDj ^1o •. Uoj»q_..[5 ?] »m^mriXo llo
I^oXj-X ]i oia£o A^) Up-»^1c> .ctlj^ ^i 1^)01") w^oiXio
.oiJ-j^D U-ii ]v> I n-KK^i? '"^^ aiJOiQJo ]^Lo ]^o^ '^

lZa\» ti£L«_3 jidlDo 5AJ.0 y^ ];-b5 .^^^£0 U-;^t)? ikl£2]
i^ij^o ».jtJ.io ^^^j? IcnZLj l.ns >coq,»-£oo i iq-i? ^^

C7l\ ^Aj "joil^ i-»^? -K.£*:^0 JTIJO wi \V)'«o .m^i^o

.^j-Ld"! lAi 1 > V)j» cnZ.on\V>n ]n(^ |j_L)a£3

II. Nicolaus Damascenus on Ai'istotle's (pvaiKrj dKp6aaL<i,
&c. There seem to be no other traces of his works in Syriac.
On Arabic translations see Ass. B.O. t. ii. p. 310 6; T. Roeper,
Lectiones Ahulpharagianae (Dautzig, 1834), pp. 35 — 43 ; and
J. G. Wenrich, De auctorum Graecorum Vers, et Comment.
(Leipzig, 1842), pp. 294 sq., 306.

The following summary of the contents is written at the
head of f. 328 a :

^CiZALC ^1. C7I5 -Ir-*-^ ZcL21j^0 ")AZ"t1^ ^5 550 •••1 '^^
ZoWSqLD ^1. oo5 •:• \.M-212 ^i. ij "|Al.k5 ^ 05 v"jZaI_KK£2



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a. On the (f>vcriK7] aKpoaaL<i.
F. 328 a :



IZoAjAj^kt:) "Iocji »^^i> ]V)n? .•'j^.d-o ctllj-d 1q-kjZ.>
.wjo ■ o ?) m N^I] (n5Z\d ^;^^?o ^cnoSDr-Or^

F. 328 h:

]]o t£L»Q^. -lAi 1 <^\q-.o .]A. \ t n ]Zo 1 S-.iZALd en ]i t n



..^o



6. From the second book of Nicolaus, f. 329 a :

LjJ^ALd ^cLlSd A\A\ .m . \/o (\f>n >;]^ "jAt ) 'I'n 5Z\d?
oili? ]Aj_i.j.il^ .■jZosocDcui^^^i^? lA 1 n I f)^3o]Z "JAXSd



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c. From the third book, f. 329 6 :
]Zaaomo\. <^ ^^^j >cdo]3o n ■ i? }jAj.\Z 1jJk3JSD ^k?

^o .')Z\'i' 1 in 3A^) ]-i.2^-» ^ ,ns? .on > \^n ^on ,;'|^

."IjI ^ j.>.K^ ]^1ASd ^5 jj-rool .]-i-n V 5lDZ|k) 1^-;^
."^O .iZSOO "IJQJO t)]? ]ji ^^] l^'i a^ ]V)»a^ »^_.]

rf. From the fourth book, on the irepl ovpavov of
Aristotle, f. 330 a :

1 '^« ^ ^£oo]3o O I 1? ] I S I n5 I^Sd^d ^

e. From the fifth book, on the irepl <yevea€(o<i Kal (f)dopa<i
of Aristotle, f. 331 a :

f. From the sixth book, de Fallacia (see Wenrich, op. cit,
p. 159), f. 331 b :

.]Zu(TL2) ^5
Headings, &c., f. 335 & :

."^jo .'U-ki* ^ ]^cn.XZ\SD "jAij-^c oiAjlSD) ^ • ]V)_.
F. 337 b, marg. : "Uo? ^^^iD.



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g. From the seventh book, f. 366 h :
lAlL'Z? ]j.j>l3 ^-i.^? »cDoilnjj? 'UL,L» 1^Ld]Sd :>q1^j

IxiL 1ZLicfi^5 )jjij.^5 Ir^^Dj ]j_i_L^l. . •nL? >coojln i i?



r-»



. « 1 oVn :oai ioAiDj (71 1 Sa.^5 ['?(tl]£:5 . m i \ (^o ^cn .5')?

[. ..]|k)50 .^Zj jJi^lib ^ ^jiD JCTLLAk^ llo ^5^k) 5Q_kA

.>g)o]ln I 1
F. 872 6: 1-«.Sii»o) ^jlao.

h. From the ninth book on the eleventh of Aristotle
dealing with the form of animals, f. 378 a :

l^iSD^f^ ^5 {sic) ^Q^jlnaJ? U^^jZ i^k^lkj ^

t. Other divisions are: f. 378 a, ^jmjZj l^l^^D ^;
f. 379 a, jXCLLA^^Zj I^Id^ ^So, and ^ccllA:^?!? Iji^l^D ^.

j. From the tenth book, f. 379 a :



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h From the eleventh book, f. 379 6 :

I. From the twelfth book on the fifteenth of Aristotle,
f. 380 a :

w. From the thirteenth book, f. 381 a :

n. On Aristotle's third book of Sense and the Sensible,
f. 88-i 6 :

■•.]i « ;AVnn ]A^5 ^j UAjAI
0. From the first book of Aristotle on animals, f. 384 b :

^j. Fragment, f. 385 b :

.^LqSd U-Jli^ ^ b5 . . .

III. A fragmentary insertion of 8 leaves (fF. 355 — 362)
containing a translation of the first book of Euclid with dia-
grams : Propositions i. — xxiii., ff. 355 — 361 b, xxxvii. — xl, f. 362.
Barhebraeus lectured on Euclid in a.d. 1268 (Ass. B.O. t. ii.
p. 253), but this version is more probably the work of Honain
ibn Ishak on whose Arabic translations see Wenrich, op. cit.,
pp. 176 sqq.



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Beginning, f. 355 a:



U^l y-»1?? a^a.*^^^ t:-^-*^\ U^r-^ ]SQ.*.ri£Dl ^
1^5Z U'Q-^ ^ i^-^ 1q-» UoJo-v* -^A^Z. ,^r^
I^JoxD ^j - . "joau .aiA_»Q-K.Z . cnA^o • V) l^j-''^ ^^oijAkJj

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^Sb] ~ *^v<^ .^J:i^^'J^-^LJ^'i -=^y^ 1Z,_bQJ ^CTU.Z5Z Lq\
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Gg. 2. 14; 3. 30 1023

Ff. 22 b, 23 a, 31 sq., 39 sq., 327 b are blank. The book
abounds with marginal notes, and there are notes in Latin on
ff. 353 b, 354 a.

On the inside cover is written : Libe?^ Medicinae Syriacd
mutilus, with the pencil note " Lib. 38." The title outside is

LIBER MEDICINE SYRIACE.

Erpenius collection.



Gg. 3. 30

Paper, lO^^in. by 7^ ; 172 leaves (pages numbered in ink up
to 228 with omissions after 62 and 85) ; 18 quires, signed with
Syriac and Roman letters, of 10 leaves, but the sixth has 4,
and the seventeenth 8 ; 19 or 20 lines on the page. Written in
a good Jacobite hand, mixed punctuation here and there, and
dated A. Gr. 1853 = A.D. 1542.

1. A collection of Poems on various subjects by Gregory
Barhebraeus, cp. Aug. Scebabi, Greg. Bar-Hebr. Carmina (Rome,
1877), Zotenberg, no. 197 (14), Payne Smith, Gat. Bodl. nos.
122 (4), 155.

P. 6:
^5 ^„K>.£D l^tO \\n\ p»_K»l 001 (nX.i_Kj5 <j\Lo\ p

wj^SD ] « >.n ^OTLOO . • ID? "|A>^aSD5 ]j(Tl |oAd
^i;_2llL Q.o| OOIJ V»-»-Jr^? iO-^XoZ]^ {sic) -m .. .in .

The series agrees with Scebabi's edition, and begins with
the rimed discourse on Perfection treated philosophically, p. 6 :

.Z^ ..►>na 1? 11^ ].o1 |.»-.^Il "jAXkjj V*-.!^



1024 Gg. 3. 30

It was composed at Baghdadh in A. Gr. 1588 = A.D. 1277,
cp. Cat. Bodl. no. 155 (1), Zotenb. no. 197 (14 a). In common
with Add. 2010 (1), p. 516 above, it does not contain the last
two lines in Scebabi's edition {o}}. cit. p. 35).

Subscription, p. 104 :

.,_*iD] ^j.Lq^:^X q_» loiXlJo l^LD]iD ^l.>

The series continues with the poem on the death of the
patriarch John bar Ma'dani (Scebabi, p. 97), p. 106 :

On p. 186 the stanzas differ from Scebabi (p. 1*1'^).
Gregory Barhebraeus on his youth, p. 187 :

.Z»o .15q_li AjOcji ]^^ r^
Cp. Zotenb., p. 147 a (14 gg).

The subscription (p. 192 = f. 98 a) states that the author
did not write beyond this point on account of his going to
Maraghah.

^i] p -n^n\« (Jo IjOI 1^Ld]V)\ *^L\D jlJJaiX ]iD_^
m7 n 1 i mn^n^ i-»P-»-»"| loOl JJOIO .^L i n •^'j ]Z\1 i,V) (TL.t;V^\ ]oC7l

2. A collection of twenty-two poems on the Love of Wis-
dom and Knowledge. The first has only one ") (viz. the initial



Gg. 8. 30 1025

letter of the first word), the second only one >^, and so on.
Beginning, p. 200 (f. 102 a) :

]Ao)iD ^'ilo ^-.ym s ^ooTjAjJo IZii^o lAVtOro Akuj>
oVin-KjALoX ^.^^oASd) ol .^2i2L "jj-K. OTO Zulj ( i^,n
.. I Vnom :>aL . .V^..A^ viOi^LD ^A.a>L5A^o ; ^A sV) ■ k) . i \»

The second poem proceeds with cO, t^t, j . . . Z., 1 ; the third
with ^., 5 . . . Z, ], »s, etc.

Subscription, p. 2G3 (f. 133 b) :
•U »ooZo Vi^ IZoZ] ]r^ ]i^]^ ^ r^ .A^iis ^^

.V^;^Aj

3. A collection of Syriac riddles or enigmas, commencing
with one ^^Ja)! j^^U ' on the pen ' ; p. 263.

4. Various selections in Karshuni relating to Moses and
Solomon ; written in double columns.

a. ^jJiDJo^ »_L.li>i. •. (Ti\.l^ :>CLi.2\r) uj-TDoSd ZL.] i V) ;
f. 138 a.

It does not appear to belong to the same recension as
Dd. 10. 10, no. 14 (p. 997 above).

6. ^1 m ^ >. I mnV) cn^; f. 144 a.
B. c. 65



1026 Gg. 3. 30

c. Stories of Solomon from Shaddad ibn 'Ad ; f. 148 6 :

.(7iAjo5 .-k^ joolj ^] ^jSQ-..\rr)
Ends on f. 170 a.

The Syriac colophon on p. 270 (f. 137 a) states that this MS.
was written by the deacon George in A. Gr. 1853 = a.d. 1542,
for the deacon David son of Joseph of Kerm-Seddeh (u->,fTnV);.D).
The Karshuni colophon at the end of the volume (f. 170 a)
describes the scribe George as deacon of Zu-J-Jj] (? Edaneh,
cp. above, p. 1008, 1. 4) and gives for the date of completion
1 Teshrin A. Gr. 1853. A marginal note in Karshuni on p. 193
(f. 98 6) refers to the ordination (!>a£oZj1) of the priest Joseph
bar David of Kerm-Seddeh in A. Gr. 1891 (= A.D. 1580) in the
days of the patriarch Michael.

At the end, on ff. 170 6, 171 a, has been added a poem
beginning : —

\x5Zo cn.'i 1 n *^^jo| •. t V ■-> ni . V^\ oTjlo-Qiaoo &Ls;^^r)\

ll^DO ]^ \\ m.\zi m7n\g> m «-^n •. . . j CTLjt^^^O cru.)CL»
A^j_..5 : .;_»0 s.2l^h \.i.±^ <^^] ZoOl JJOOI Z^Ld •. f IjO

vKjQ_»l ^;1d ^^^^ -^Na ^^^ (TUV^? ,^V^\no I^Oj
]ly]^ CTuZuA .1A_.5q-kjvX Kb?? "Ij.Xj ],X1? U^ •:• ^^

tlXj^ |oi iV)0 JLOO;^ Zv^lTiJ -.IZu-Jl ^£D V'r-OZ^ y©

•:• "jZ t ^N^ y-^] ^1 cn^^o t^ou oiJQ-^. -lA-L^ Z^
5^1o .icic) ^^1 w-.oai "Ir^-i-ti Aj]o "Zuooi lu-LmD] (f. 171 a)



Gg. 8. 30; 6. 30 1027

F. 137 6 is blank.

There are numerous notes in Syriac and Karshuni on the
margins, on pp. 1—5, pp. 193—199 (ff. 98 6- lOU), and
f. 171 sq.; notes in Arabic on p. 196 (f. 100 a), f. 172, and in
European handwriting on p. 6.

A note on p. 50 ascribes the composition of the work to
A.D. 1277 :

On p. 199 (f. 101 b) there are two maps of the world

The outside title is syriaca miscell. ms. The description
inside runs: Syriaca Miscellanea cujus S. Georgii et de Deo et
Mose Arabice. Below it is written in pencil ' lib. 76.'

Erpenius collection,

Gg. 6. 30

Paper, 7 J in. by 5^; 227 leaves (numbered irregularly
from f. 109 onwards) ; 19 quires of 12 leaves, except the first 9,
and tenth 14 ; signed with Syriac and Roman letters ; 14 lines
in a page. Written in Jacobite probably of the xvith cent.,
with mixed vowel-points.

The MS. contains the Psalms and various canticles, etc.

Title f. 1 6 :
[^^JrsZl? wjZa.a_i.jJ? ]jJ5Ci:A W ]-rh (sic) wj.]il]] ^jJ r^

VAnAsb w..*! V;-»~»-^^ ^^cno-;£:ijL» ]j-,l»o1?o Icru^j cn^Ao \.l^i20

."jAjJjOCD

65—2



1028 Gg. 6. 30

1. The Psalms of David, f. 1 6.
Subscription, f. 213 b :

.,_j_i_Qj_LDD y ^> ,-j_K. 1j-;^1 l.-msiiZ ^sirool? ^^^-j^j] A^]

There are lacunae after ff. 1 and 9; Ps. i. 2 — ii. 6 b, ix. 19 b —
X. 10 6 being lost.

2. The first Song of Moses (Exod. xv. 1—21), f. 213 b.

3. The Song of Isaiah (Isa. xlii. 10—13, xlv. 8), f. 216 a.
4>. The second Song of Moses (Deut. xxxii.), f. 216 b.

5. The Magnificat, £ 222 a.

6. The Nicene Creed, f. 222 b.

7. The Lord's Prayer, f. 224 a.

8. A didactic hymn by Mar Ephraim on humility, love of
learning &c., beginning f. 224 b :

Cp. Add. 1166 (3), p. 3 above. The MS. breaks off at the
end of the IsO stanza.

There is a Syriac prayer and some Arabic on f. 1 a, also the
title " Psalterium Dauidis lingua Syra." The title outside is
LIBER PSALMORUM.

This MS. doubtless belonged formerly to Erpenius (see
the Introduction), and there is reason to believe that it is one
of the two MSS. which he used in his edition of the Psalter
(printed in 162.5). The MS. abounds with critical notes a large
number of which are variants from another MS. designated ' b.'

The ]V?..A^ of each Psalm are nearly always marked with
consecutive numbers agreeing with the printed edition, and the



Gg. 6. 30; Ll. 2. 4 1029

presence of such notes as " M. M. prima" on f. 171 a (cp. printed
edition p. 273 foot), and " R. R. prim. 313 " on f. 191 a (cp. p. 313
foot) renders it probable that part at least of the printed text
was ' set up ' from this MS.

The following may serve as a specimen of the critical notes:
f. 8 tt, Ps. viii. 5 ^oi^A^ZllI, mg. w^ai_.A\lij; f. 30 b, Ps.
XXV. 13 ]La^.L^, mg. lA^i^r^ b; ib. v. 12, ^..ai o ^ ^\ 2, mg.
■ .m n > \cM - f. 41 6, Ps. xxxiii. 8 ^.lA^t^Z, mg. v9-2ii-»-»rJ with
a reference to the Heb. ^IXn^^ f. 107 a, Ps. Ixxiv. 12 ^ 4^^?
kOoni^j (TLLo5a^ ^^ J>Q-»r-o, mg. (tiLlJ^d^ ]j_D5a^ r^^?
U*?!?; f. 109 tt, Ps. Ixxvi. 4 o.Kj..«i^O, mg. "tit o.K.».^:ijO q.



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