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magis placet"; f. 1136, Ps. Ixxviii. 1 8 ^1«V>N, mg. cAf^kA b;
f. 144 6, Ps. xcviii. 9 Uo-J-^-*'^^' ^^^g- Uo^'^^ b; f. 192 a,
Ps. cxxviii. 5 ^^•, mg. ^ [i.e. ^21^.^0,^]; f. 2046, Ps. cxlii. 2
jju^:^ >T^^^ w-.cna-.-l^Z P, mg. U^r^ ^r^:^ :>a:^ ^a:-^ i^ b.

Ll. 2. 4

Paper, 12 in. by 81; 165 leaves (numbered); 18 quires of
10 leaves, except the first 2, the eighth and fifteenth 8, and the
last (which is much torn) 7 ; signed with Syriac and Roman
letters; two columns of from 28 to 32 lines. Written in
Jacobite and dated A.D. 1173 — 4.

The Major and Minor Prophets in the Peshitta version.
Divided into capitula which are numbered separately for each
book and continuously throughout.

1. Isaiah, f. 16. Chaps, i. 13 6— x. 24, xiii. 6— xiv. 23 are
wanting.

2. The Minor Prophets : Hosea, f. 31 a, Joel, f 36 a, Amos,
f. 38 a, Obadiah, f. 42 6, Jonah, f. 43 a, Micah, f. 44 a, Nahum,



1030 Ll. 2. 4

f. 47 a, Habakkuk, f. 48 6, Zephaniah, f. 50 a, Haggai, f. 516,
Zechariah, f. 53 a, Malachi, f. 59 6.

Subscription, f. 61 6 :
^ooil^? M "joiJ!^ ZjX* "jAlioArDj <o\\|k) .^otIqjjd

3. Jeremiah, f. 62 a. Chaps, xi. 3 — xii. 9 are wanting.

4. Lamentations, f. 104 6.
. 5. Ezekiel, f. 108 a.

6. Daniel, f. 145a; including tlie Song of the three children
(f. 148 6), and with the addition of the rubricated glosses.

7. Bel, f. 159 6, the Dragon, f. 160 6.

The title of each book is written along the head of the
leaves at the beginning and end of each quire.

The colophon (f. 161 6) states that this Ms. was written by
the monk Basil bar Se'id of the family of Makdisi in the
convent of Barbara (see Wright, Brit. Mus. Gat. p. 912, col. 1)
in the mount of Edessa, on Friday the fourth of the second
Canun A.Gr. 1485 =A.D. 1173 — 4, in the days of Michael
patriarch of Antioch and Athanasius metropolitan of Edessa.

^ ^ "(oj JjlLjI. . ] 1 ^o (^ I'l'm; jjm Ir^Ao ^j ^Ad



Ll. 2. 4 1031

'jAn.^Vr) lAj-ijiD w_.Cn5o"|5 V«~ij-0 I'Q-fe^? l^^'t^ lA.«_irID5

• Uj^? • -^"'^ (s?c) ^j_lj.SdZo llib m^jIo «^2l1^ Ai-a.^
^Ao ^u^n I n .lArDO^i. ^a^.^ .^-r^] ^oxn^ K^?"i^

»£Da.»-CD|jU] - »r^ . iV)cLk.r:)0 .r^-»-^1 Icn^^ri -^j^ASd

Here follows a short account of the burial-phices of (a)
the prophets :

Up^ ai;^£)0 Zuii^ I^QiD liTDO^ -U^Q-^ i-^J? l-Qio
Aj.Sd vQ-J^iD vso • . .(Ti-r^n [vi,]j P ^jljIo .ariJ? "Jjcl^^

The list continues with Samuel, David, Isaiah, Hosea &c.
and ends with Nathan.

(b) The Apostles, f 162 6: "U-ipD U»~^^-»? ^oL
Subscription :

From two notes in Karshiini and Syriac it would appear
that this MS. was copied by the mutran Peter of Ancyra in
A.D. 1G05.

(a) F. 151 b :
^ Oj4^ :>QrD]^ »CDj.^4^ j., cikJ^ Ui^'^ cnU^

»^|Ac XDj.nki!^ ^"jA^l^ ]pc7i ^k) ^Ad cn3ao|.L^ cJt-.;.^)



1032 Ll. 2. 4; 6. 12

^\ mn j^Ii) ^"^0 .nnm^ ^t - »r^ :>ajo^j cn\2:L iolk^i.

(6) F. 162 6:
1;_D) ^1:0 »_ioai^jJo cnX ]m kkJ "JctlIL V.5oni 1 s |_.;».5 114^

On f. 162 6 is a prayer by one John (^JLjv»aj) on behalf of
the scribe, and a note by Simeon ^•[;.Li ^ID (?) mentioning
Eabban Simeon and Rabban Joseph.

There are notes in Arabic on f. la (with the date A.Gr.
1888 = A.D. 1577), f 61 6, and at the end, ff. 162 6 sqq. On the
inside cover is a list of the contents.

This MS. was collated for Walton's Prolegomena and contains
several Latin notes, chapter-divisions, etc. probably the work
of Thorndyke (see the Introduction).

The title is versio syriac. prophetarum m.s. On a
fly-leaf at the beginning is the pencil note " lib. 75," and
above (in ink) " Versio Syriaca pphetarii Liber incomparabilis."
With the latter cp. the description given by Le Long Bibl. Sac.
(Leipzig, 1709), p. 179: — "Proph. Majores & libri Deutero-
canonici Codex olim Thomae Erpeiiii, qui eidem adscripsit
Liber lacomparabilis."

Erpenius collection.

LL 6. 12

Paper, 7^ in. by 5^; 228 leaves; 23 quires, signed with
Syriac letters, of 10 leaves, but the last has 8 ; 18 or 19 lines in
a page. Written in Jacobite Karshiini, with diacritical marks
only, and dated 1446 A.D.



Ll. 6. 12 1033

A paraphrastic version of the Psalms, to which is appended
(f. 224 a) the apocryphal Ps. cli. ; f. 2 a.

The colophon (f. 224 b) states that this MS. was written in
A. Gr. 1757 = A.D. 1446 by Sergius of A^LkA (?Lahfed,
E. of Byblus) in the city of ^jV\i| (? Ghazir, S. of Byblus), for
the priest John (4-"^^) of Seinar-jebel ( \ S t n y. -^x^).

ai-.]V)SniPo ^^.1^ cm rr> ctllLd ^.;„2i.!:L Jr^o .^-l^d")

^ ^]b :>Q.!ii]!z> sci^DiSD ,-A.^talk fj ^^\l> cn2.)jA^ i>OQ_.

. I \S ^^Vul cfl^iJD . I <=^ (f. ■225 a) ^Ldo A.£L.^ CjLjjD

A later note, on f. 225 a, dated A.D. 1573 gives some
account of the subsequent history of the MS.

.^■k.V>] (nj,.2:Lo »m.2u]o orrQ-su i»CL»o;_iO aij-JOT.. . . \^

.»^^0 .OULCD ^.jjISdZo aiSn3] OT-ijSD vJ^Zo ,^.1^

Ff. 1 a, 227 b, 228 a are blank. There are notes in Latin
f. 4 a, Arabic ff. 3 i, 9 a, 13 a, 32 b, 65 a, 107 6, 122 b, 176 a, etc.,
and Karshuni ff. 1 6, 225 Z) sq.

On f. 1 6 is the description : Commentatiuncula in Psalmos
etc. Arabice at characteribus Syriacis. The title outside is :

COMMENT. IN PSALMOS.

Erpenius collection.



1034 Mm. 4. 18



Mm. 4. 18



Two volumes, paper, 12^ iu. by 8^; 1501 pages (numbered,
the pagination skips from 955 to 966, and 1098, 1265 are
repeated) ; 63 quires, signed with Syriac letters, of 12 leaves,
but the first and last have 11, the tenth, thirteenth and twenty-
eighth (at the eud of vol. i.) have 10 ; 2 columns of 28 lines.
Written in Jacobite with mixed points, and dated A.D. 1601.

The Lexicon of Bar Bahlul.

Vol. i. ] to »^D.

Beginning, p. 2 :

^ p. 232; ^ p. 300; ? p. 358; OT p. 412; o p. 457;
1 p. 462 ; oj p. 487 ; ^ p. 546 ; wj p. 581 ; and -^o p. 597.

Vol. ii. ^ to Z :

^ p. 656 ; ^ p. 691 ; ^j p. 849 ; *£Q p. 909 ; Vi p. 1001 ;
^ p. 1063; ^ p. 1195; ^ p. 1222; 5 p. 1342; >-• p. 1384;
aud L p. 1448,

From the subscriptions (some in Karshiini e.g. pj). 299, 486,
597, 652, 1500) which appear at the end of most of the letters
we learn that this MS. was written by Sergius of Semar-Jebel,
a native of Botrys, in the convent or church of Mar Antonius
in IJuzhaye of Mt. Lebanon (cp. Payne Smith, Cat. Bodl,
no. 188) in the year 1601 A.D. in the days of Clement (VIII.) of
Rome, and Bernard (|j3p^) of Sidon. Mention is made also of



Mm. 4. 18 1035

the scribe's colleagues: ^JQ-» • - •p^) — ».-i»-^.d_ML._^ ^^CDO-i ^j;.^,
^j_K.aj 'r.1^, SDQ-i^a^] ]m n, oi-u^^ ]^n and V»Q^ p-»-^
(cp. pp. 652, 1448).

P. 1221 :

^o v?'^? Ir4^2i^ cJuAjI? ^^^v- '"^S ^-"^^"^ ^^^^^•

. ■ (^;-^? .mj_..;iD i*05 ^ ^XDJ^'yL] ^ ^iolj 3Alo liJD?

Ijcl^ ^LkiIQ-Oj 1j-»,^ ^> ]r^o 52.] Ai an U'Q^ ,-j.2i.cri
p. 1342 :

. Z»b . ^o5A.o

On p. 1501 are two fragments, beginning:
(a) col. 1 :
:>Qji^1 ^r^? 1jio]klO ••too, ^.L ^ AjA>j5 iL50Q-»

(6) col. 2 :
>'^'->v jjL^cTi ^j *:2ioZ .l>aj^^"| ^^Ld5 Vk.^^ ^ *^o^

.l5f_«_o \\g^'i?

There are illustrations on pp. 1219, 1221, 1288, and notes
in Latin on pp. 1 — 5, 822 sq., 1500.

On a leaf inserted at the beginning of vol. i. is a translation
in Latin of the opening words of the MS., and on p. 1 the same



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hand has written : Sum Academice Cantahrigiensis Lexicon
Syro-Arabicum Bar-Bahluli. The title outside is lexicon
SYRO-ARABICUM MS.

This MS. has been used by Castell (see Pref. : Dictionariuiii
Bar Bahluli ingens volumen in folio, in hoc opus transvectwn),
Bernstein {Lexicon, vol, i., fasc. 1 ; Berlin, 1857), Payne Smith
{TJies., e.g. col. 889, 1. 26), and most recently, by Duval in his
Lexicon Syriacum auctore Hassano Bar Bahlulo (Paris, 1888 —
1896; see fasc. i., pref. p. ii sq.); Hettinger and Gesenius* are
doubtless right in their statement that it once belonged to the
collection of Erpenius.



Mm. 6. 29

Paper, about 6f in. by 5; 151 leaves (ff. 32, 34, 36 are
numbered twice), stained and in poor condition ; quires of
10 leaves, unsigned ; usually 20 — 23 lines on a page. Written
in Jacobite (resembling Gg. 2. 14), probably of the xvth cent.

The MS., which is imperfect both at the end and at the
beginning (of the first quire only 7 leaves appear to be left),
deals with various chemical subjects (cp. Brit. Mus. Egerton
709, Orient. 1593). A description of the MS., and an exhaustive
analysis of its contents will be found in M. Berthelot's La
Chimie au moyen Age (Paris, 1893), vol. ii., pp. xxii — xliii, xlviii,
203 — 331 ; cp. also Duval in the Journal Asiatique, 1893,
t. ii., pp. 290 sqq. It contains : —

1. An anonymous work.

a. Bk. i., f 1 a ; imperfect.

b. Bk. ii., f. 1 6.

2. Treatises of Zosimus, Bks. i. — ix., f. 9 a sqq., followed
by an Appendix, f. 64 a ; and Bks. x. — xii., f. 69 a.

* See Hottinger, Bibliotheca OrientaUs (Heidelberg, 1659) uuder the heading
" Bibliotheca Erpeniana," and Gesenius, Sacra Pentecostalia (Leipzig, 1834),
p. 30 : oUm codex Erpenii.



Mm. 6. 29; Oo. 1. 1, 2 1037

3. Treatises of Democritus.

a. The preparation of Gold, f. 90 h, tjOljj ]i fDOOO)').
6. The preparation of Silver, f. 94 a.
c. Extract, f. 96 h.

4. Other writings ascribed to Democritus, f 98 a.

5. Extract from the book of Ezra, the wise scribe, con-
taining various technical receipts, f. 116 h.

6. Zosimus, Bk. ix., f 120 h.

7. The letters of Pebechius («rfi > n i n i <a), and Osron
{^p^^o]), f 130 a.

8. Various mystical, magical and chemical fragments,
f 132 h.

There are notes in Arabic on ff. 61 h, 62 a, 68 h, 81 h, 101 h,
and one in Latin on 188 h.

On f 111 6 is a list of the seven planets in Neo-Syriac with
their equivalents in Hebrew, Greek, Latin, Persian and Arabic.

This MS., described in the Catalogue of Benefactors as
" Liber mutilus Philosophicus et astrologicus characteribus
Syriacis," forms one of the Erpenius collection. The outside
title is LIBER MUTILUS M.S.



Oo. 1. 1, 2

Two volumes, vellum, 17^ in. by 11 ; 323 leaves (not 324 as
numbered, there is an error in counting between ff. 246 and
251 ; f 190 is inverted) ; 33 quires, signed with Syriac letters,
of 10 leaves, but the twenty-fourth and thirty-second have 6,
and the last 11; 3 columns of 54 — 66 lines in the page (the
total width of the Syriac columns amounts to about 8 in.).
Written in a good Jacobite serta, probably of the end of the
xiith cent., Greek vowels inserted here and there by a later
hand.



1038 Oo. 1. 1, 2

The " Buchanan Bible," divided into capitula, which are
numbered continuously for both the Old Test, and Apoc. (up
to ji£L3 f. 230 6), and the New Test, (up to Q-2ir) f. 309 a);
diacritical marks are in green, the rubrics in red; parts of the
MS. show signs of having been carefully collated. Unfortunately,
the characters, owing to the Indian climate, have in many
places become almost (and sometimes quite) illegible, and here
and there a modern scribe has gone over them again (e.g.
if. 25 6, 49 6, 116 a). Generally speaking the first half of ths
MS. is in a better condition than the second half, where the
corners of nearly every leaf have perished.

Vol. i.

1. Genesis, f 2 6.

2. Exodus, f. 16 6.

3. Leviticus, f. 28 6.

4. Numbers, f. 37 6.

5. Deuteronomy, f. 48 6.

Subscription, f. 57 6 :

1 ]^nV .7n . '<^ ^ -^mi^LLa jkii.As w^oioAj] 1A-.5o"|5 Xicn

.co^|\ V) ] f oVn\ ^^L::^ .asm X^J^^.^ ^jAj.kLK»> ."lAJio

.au-*.LajtiD ^ 'r^ v^o • I \ i>oZu>J^o

6. Job, f. 57 6.

7. Joshua, f. 63 6.

8. Judges, f. 70 a :

."i4£L» A.l-^v "j^XiAkJ? ^;XCi_,] . "i 1 n; 1j_*5 i^l£D

9. 1,2 Samuel, f. 75 6. 2 Samuel begins f. 83 a.



Oo. 1. 1, 2 1039

10. Psalms, f. 88 6.

The Marmydthd are everywhere marked, and in the margins
are many readings designated t-»-3Q.j (indicating a collation
with the LXX. version). The note ^olQAm <^ t") has been intro-
duced into the margins by a later hand (but apparently not in
the case of Hab, iii. 9, 13).

Subscription, f. 98 6:

ii^)] jiii^.A^ ^jCTiUd ^IoijAjIj "jA^iJii^Z. -IjalDik)
isQjfiD *Q U.J.3 I^I^Ld ,-.0? . I mZ] .^b\Lo >2iO " <=^ ^
cTU2iAo ooi ii^AkJO cttTT U-l* ;mon? ^^k?? (jiZuZlkA ^j

11. 1, 2 Kings, f. 98 h. 2 Kings begins f. 106 a.

12. 1, 2 Chronicles, f. 113 a. The division (2 Chr. vi. 1) is
on f. 119 6:

13. Proverbs, f. 126 6.

14. Ecclesiastes, f. 131 a.

15. Song of Songs, f. 132 6.

16. Wisdom of Solomon, beginning f. 133 a:

r-.0) ^^ ^oV> I \ »? ai\_.? ]A^5 ]ASn^uj5 ^r^As ^oZ

^ ]V>i Ik. ^-r^} -a-il? ^1)1 "Ulj»a2 ^OIoXl "JOOIJ

oikiflD ^oV) > \^ ;>o » n p 1-1.1 m ]j.jOfjo oLoA^ ] . ••«-. v

.VldZ]o



1040 Oo. 1. 1, 2

Vol. ii. begins on f. 136 with chap. xvii. vs. 6 h.

17. Isaiah, f. 136 6.

18. Jeremiah, f. 146 b.

19. Lamentations, f. 160 a.

20. 1 Baruch, f. 161 a.

21. 2 Baruch (including the epistle of Jeremy), f. 161 b.

22. Ezekiel, f. 163 6.

23. The minor prophets: Hosea, f. 174a; Joel, f. 175 6;
Amos, f. 176 a; Obadiah, f. 177 6; Jonah, f. 177 6; Micah,
f. 178 a; Nahum, f. 179 a; Habakkuk, f. 179 6; Zephaniah,
f. 180a; Haggai, f. 180 6 ; Zechariah, f. 181 a; Malachi, f. 183a.

24. Daniel, with the usual rubricated glosses, f. 183 6,
followed by Bel and the Dragon, f. 187 6.

25. The Book of Women (\LkJLm1d \Ji2 ^5 toAs).
Ruth, f. 188 a :

26. Susanna, f 188 6.

27. Esther, f. 189 6.

28. Judith, f. 191 a.

29. Ezra-Nehemiah, f. 194 6. Nehemiah begins f 196 6.

30. Ecclesiasticus, f 200 a :

■ ]-r^£D] iS:) I^jdASdj ^osV)» ^^ vicL«^5 ]^Lo *ooZ

31. 1 Maccabees, f. 208 6.

32. 2 Maccabees, f. 216 6.

33. 3 Maccabees, f 223 6.

34. The book of Josippon (4 Maccabees), f. 226 6.

Subscription, f 230 6 :



Oo. 1. 1, 2 1041

35. 1 Esdras, f. 230 b :

Subscription, f. 234 a :
13? ^^4Sd5 "jj^i^j ] . v> ,-n otn ^oioAj"!? "U^Ai: ban :>q\j

36. Tobit, f. 234 a :

37. The Gospels, with the usual harmonies at the foot of
each leaf. Each Gospel is divided into verses and capitula,
numbered continuously throughout, and marked for lessons.

Matthew, f. 237 b.

Mark, f. 248 b.

Luke, f. 255 a. Chap. xxii. 17, 18 is wanting.

John, f. 265 b. Chap. vii. 53 — viii. 11 is wanting.

Subscription, f. 273 b :
]jtjj>o )idAd oiXd IAjOi.IL IZon i i^? ]j55Q_l^ :>cl\j

vOTL^? ,_l_K»aj50 1^)0^50 SDO n;V>?0 ^ASD5 ^j-X-yj-Jo]?

^^t\Lo llV)S>Zo ]j_2il^ Vl^Z ^ojtjAjI ail^? I^^A^

38. The Pauline Epistles.

Romans, f. 273 b. Ff. 280—282 are misplaced and should
come between ff. 273 and 274.

1 Corinthians, f. 274 a.

2 Corinthians, f. 278 a.
Galatians, f. 283 b.
Ephesians, f. 285 a.
Philippians, f. 286 a.
Colossians, f. 287 a.

B. c. 66



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1 Thessalonians, f. 288 a.

2 Thessalonians, f. 289 a.

1 Timothy, f. 289 6.

2 Timothy, f. 290 b.
Titus, f. 291 b.
Philemon, f. 291 6.
Hebrews, f. 292 a.

Subscription, f. 295 a. :

39. The Acts and Apostolical Epistles, viz. :

Acts, f. 295 a.
James, f. 306 a.
1 Peter, f. 307 a.

1 John, f. 308 a.

2 Peter, f. 309 a.

2 John, f. 310 a.

3 John, f. 310 a.
Jude, f. 310 a.

Subscription (written without diacritical points), f. 810 6:
»^A25 U^j^Kk) ]'^<f^V |£CLk.ZJ0 ,_J-*oAj ^Q<T\La^^-> l-A-^rO

40. The six books of Clement :

1. f. 310 6; 2. f. 3116; 3. f. 313 a; 4. f. 315 a;
5. f. 317 6; 6. f. 3216.

(Some account of this text of the books of Clement is
expected from the hand of the Rev. Dr Arendzen of Christ's
College.)

Whether the scribe's name was really Sabha (f. 310 6) is
not certain, it does not seem to be found in the line running



Oo. 1. 1, 2 1043

along the heads of the leaves at the end and beginning of each
quire. This is written in a heavy red Estrangela and appears
to consist of a running description (in which the word " Pan-
dect " frequently occurs) followed by the title of the book
contained in the pages below (e.g. f. 91 a \^Q^D)^1 l^Au,
f. 131 a ^SQj.\j5), The mention of the patriarch Michael
ff. 131 {h'r^ri\2^ i^h-^ -^^^ 1 • •) and 141 (l-.-^ ^ • • •
. . . \,. \\ f ]n.V) w.}iD i-»-^i vO^l?)— presumably Michael
the Great (died 1199 a.d.)— supports the date (last quarter of
the twelfth century) ascribed to this MS. on purely palsBo-
graphical grounds.

At the end of each book or series of books is a note stating
the number of words it contains ; cp. above, ff. 57 h, 98 h, 273 h.
There are illustrations at the beginning of most of the
books, also some rough designs on ff. 136 a, 139 a, 145 a.

In the majority of cases each book has a short introductory
account of its origin (e.g. Judges, f 70 a ; Kings, f. 98 6).

There are many marginal notes in Syriac, some of which
indicate variants, e.g. Ex. xl. 7, U^i^:^ r, (note upon jLal) ;
Num. xiii. 11, w.j^].«J^? \^s:x^ ^^ .aiDQ^? V^^ ^
- . rnr>m .^ (lacuna in the text); Is. Ixvi. 5, ^n"i *S\ 0-^}
l^a..^ ^-> 1V^V : see also ff. 14 a, 22 a, 716, 75 a, 106a,
278a, &c. Of a different nature are the scrawls : 1J^ ^ cAt^
f. 98 a, 1 « ' « <•") ]jcn I^Aa^i ^^jr^J f. 142 a, and the Karshuni
^ *f^vn ^ ^lA^i^:^ Ijcn ^^.^ -J^ f. 283 a. There are also
notes in Arabic, ff. 12 6, 16 a, 22 h, 34 h, 63 a, 132 6 ; Armenian,
ff. 179 6, 200 a, 255 «, 273 6, 806 a; Greek (uncial), ff'. 179 6,
273 6 ; and English (chiefly to explain the illustrations, to
indicate names of books, verse and chapter divisions, and
important lacunse &c.), ff. 237 6, 239 a, 240 a &c.

There are full Syriac indexes on ff. 1 6, 2 a, 237 a, and the
contents have been written on leaves facing ff. 1, 136 and 237.

66—2



1044 Oo. 1. 1. 2; 1. 7

This MS. has been collated by Dr W. E. Barnes in his Appa-
ratus Griticus to Chronicles in the Peshitta Version (Camb.,
1897), see especially ib. p. xxvi sq., where the district of Tur-
'Abhdin is suggested for its birthplace ; also by the late
Prof. Bensly in his edition of the Fourth Book of Maccabees
(ed. W. E. Barnes, Camb., 1895), see especially ib. p. xiii, and
note the facsimile*. It was one of the MSS. from which Lee
printed his New Testament of 1823.

From the printed note on the inside cover and from other
sources"!* it appears that this MS. was presented to Dr Buchanan
in 1806 by Mar Dionysius VI. ("the Great") at Candenate
in Travancore. It was currently supposed that it was the
gift of a former patriarch to the S. Indian church, that it
had been in their safe keeping for centuries, and that it was
carefully hidden at the time of the Synod of 1599. As the
Syrians of S. India first came under the jurisdiction of the
Monophysite patriarch of Antioch in 1665, its presence in
India can hardly be anterior to that date.

Oo. 1. 7

Paper, 11^ in. by 8^; 238 leaves (numbered with Syriac
letters); 20 quires of 12 leaves, except the last of which 2 are
missing ; 23 lines on a page. Written in a regular bold Nestorian
with points, and dated 1682 A.D.

The MS. contains the Major and Minor Prophets in the
Peshitta version, divided into chapters (the number is given at
the head of the page), and capitula, the latter are numbered
separately for each book and continuously throughout. The
title of each book is written across the head of the page.

* In the short list of contents in both works Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) and
Wisdom should be transposed. The same mistake is found in the English titles
in the ms. itself.

+ Buchanan's Researches (ed. of 1840), p. 82 ; Hugh Pearson, Memoirs of
the Rev. Claudius Buchanan (Oxford, 1817) vol. ii., pp. 94, 114 sq. ; Christian
Observer, vol. vi., p. 658 sq., vol. ix., pp. 273 sqq., 348 sqq.; and Lee, Classical
Journal, vol. xxiii., p. 248 n. (1821).



Oo. 1. 7 1045

1. Isaiah, f. 1 a.

2. The Minor Prophets : Hosea, f. 49 h, Joel, f. 56 a, Amos,
f. 59 a, Obadiah, f. 64 h, Jonah, f. 65 6, Micah, f. 67 a, Nahum,
f. 71a, Habakkuk, f. 73 a, Zephaniah, f. 74 6, Haggai, f. 76 6,
Zechariah, f. 78 6, Malachi, f. 86 h.

3. Jeremiah, f. 89 h.

4. Lamentations, f. 148 h.

5. Baruch, f. 153 6. The text appears to agree closely
with that in Oo. 1. 18.

6. Ezekiel, f. 160 6.

7. Daniel, f. 213 6, including the Song of the Three
Children, and the usual rubricated glosses.

8. Susanna, f. 234 a. The text appears to agree closely
with that in Oo. 1. 18.

9. Bel and the Dragon, f. 236 a. Vv. 18 6— 39 a are
wanting.

The colophon, parts of which are unfortunately illegible,
states that this MS. was finished in the year 1682 A.D., i.e. the
year 857 of the Kollam era*, by George ... otherwise known as

Kok(k)om of the city of p^ObO (? Muttam), f. 237 a :



VL



[>»]So U^ol^ U^? V^^ -x^ ^?a^J 7i^
afe^aM . . . ^i- ^^ ;^a-«i ;^oa*V^3aao %^os>

^jj:a . . ;:s3oa^ . . [? op : «- : a-.!] ^o\ ;3^a ^?

(written above the line *^a^^) v*i>8sO ^*»«^ M^^^^O ^2
(written above the line ^l^oai) ^^aXO ^isft*-0 M^^>s . . .

* For the same era cp. the S. Indian Syriac mss. Cod. Vat. ii., m., xvii.
The Kollam (Kolamban or Quilon) era began September, 824 a.d. (A. C. Bm-neU,
Elements of S. Indian Paleography, p. 55 ; London, 1874).



1046 Oo. 1. 7

;*090 ;i^o ^^*M X&2 .(?)pfisobo ^A^o.fiL3 >ba^

;&2 J63u^ O^SLS (f. 237 6) .^O .^3Ll2 .IS^fiJOO ;&^0UQ>O

^3 ^bb .^3333^ vpox w«a.x.boo laX^ ;o^^2 ^X3

«^oo;«9^3 ^^a "pSi loa]6s Im^^soo s^osu v^^boa ^^oau^

There are numerous marginal notes in a neat and later
hand.

Ff. 153 a, 204 6, 238 6 are blank. There is some Malayalim
at the foot of f. 1 6.

The contents have been written at the beginning. On

f . 1 a is the title, pasted on a slip of paper : (sic) ?*13 JisXa,
Prophetae Majores et Minores ; there are notes on f. 1 6 :
"No. 18 = Propheciaj de Isaia Propheta," and on f. 237 6:
"No. 18 = Isaia Propheta." There is a Latin title on f. 238a
in the same hand as in Oo. 1. 26, f. 296 a.



Oo. 1. 7 ; 1. 8 1047

On f. 238 b is written in very faint characters : v,,^! ^<M2

Buchanan collection.

Oo. 1. 8

Paper, 11 in. by 7f ; 166 leaves, of which 100 are numbered
in Malayalim and the remainder in Syriac ; 21 quires of
8 leaves, except the eleventh which has 6 ; signed variously in
Syriac and Malayalim ; 25 lines on the page. Written in a
unique mixed Nestorian hand, resembling Palestinian-Syriac
in its general character, but approximating most closely to the
Syriac inscription of Cotayam (see the Introduction) ; probably
of the beginning of the xviiith century ; f. 1 is a later supply.

The Pentateuch in the Peshitta version. Each book is
divided into sections and subsections.

1. Genesis, f. 1 b.

In chap. xlix. 1 — 27 the following readings differ from the
Nestorian Bible of Urumiyah, v. 5 *. OO^-ji-A ^"^^ ^- 6
^oai^sxoi^ao, I'Soae, v. 22 l^osS, v. 25 w^a^lo.

2. Exodus, f. 49 a.

In chap. XV. the following variants have been noticed, y. 15

2aa \ ^So, v.lQ om. Uyso ^o^ aa^3 ^a^, v. 20 ^3jq>io
;:bMa3k3o ^^^ ^>bo, t;. 21 ^'^,

3. Leviticus, f. 87 a.

4. Numbers, f. Ill &.

5. Deuteronomy, f. 149 a. Imperfect, ceases at chap. xxi.
vs. 8 a.



1048 Oo. 1.8; 1. 9

The MS. has been carefully collated and corrected by later
readers. Ff. 1 a, 111 a are blank.
Title, Pentateuch Syriace.
Buchanan collection.



Oo. 1. 9

Paper, 11 in. by 7^; 284 leaves (some of which, e.g. 110 —
115, are torn); 16 quires, signed with Syriac letters, of 12 leaves
(the first 2 are wanting, the third has 11, and the sixteenth 10),
followed by a fresh enumeration (f. 166) of which only the first
4 quires are signed ; 22 — 25 lines on a page. Written in
different Nestorian hands, with occasional points, of the xvii —
xviiith cent.

Various services and hymns, arranged (see f. 166 b) according
to the use of the Daira 'Ellaita at Mosul,

1. F. 1 a. Imperfect.

2. The second Sunday in Lent, f. 1 b.
The second Monday, f. 6 a.

The second Tuesday, f. 9 a.
The second Wednesday, f. 11 a.
The second Thursday, f. 18 6.
The second Friday, f. 20 a.
The second Saturday, f. 23 b.

3. The third Sunday in Lent, f. 25 a.
The third Monday, f. 30 b.

The third Tuesday, f 32 a.
The third Wednesday, f. 33 b.
The third Thursday, f. 41 b.
The third Friday, f. 42 b.
The third Saturday, f. 47 a.

4. The fourth Sunday in Lent, f. 48 b.
The fourth Monday, f. 54 b.

The fourth Tuesday, f. 56 b.



Go. 1. 9 1049

The fourth Wednesday, f. 58 6.
The fourth Thursday, f. 62 b.
The fourth Friday, f. 65 a.
The fourth Saturday, f. 70 a.

5. The fifth Sunday in Lent, f. 72 6.
The fifth Monday, f. 77 b.

The fifth Tuesday, f. 79 a.
The fifth Wednesday, f. 80 b.
The fifth Thursday, f. 84 b.
The fifth Friday, f. 87 a.
The fifth Saturday, f. 91 a.

6. The sixth Sunday, f. 93 b.
The sixth Monday, f. 99 b.
The sixth Tuesday, f. 101 a.
The sixth Wednesday, f. 103 6.
The sixth Thursday, f. 110 a.
The sixth Friday, f. 1116.
The sixth Saturday, f. 110 6.



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