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6. Letter of the monk Simeon, f. 136 h :

7. Letter of the monk Sergius, f. 138 a :

Aj] -locn ]jj.l^_CD ilj^r: ^j ]nL^ .XoLm ^^] ^^cnl:^

.Ij»o .|i ■ \? VoA^

8. Letter of the blessed Thomas :

9. Works of Abba Macarius, f. 144 a :

.>m-.^nV) ]s2>]-> 12."rtt)o "jZaj-iZjiij ^oZ

a. Admonition to postulants, f. 144 a :



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6. On the inward passions of the soul, that it should
rebuke its impure thoughts so as to be pleasing to God when it
is purified, f. 156 6 :

^ y^r-m^-i ^ ^o .-AXX^^Ij |Ld lcn\]J ^^Z? I;^.*!©

.-i-XmVio .<TLK.o^r:3 ^j.^idd.Sd looij ]]] .ai.«..2iJ 5Q_»utj

c. On those who draw nigh to the path of truth, showing
that unless they war with diligence against the demons, they
will not suffer them to enter therein, f. 163 a :

P : |q1*? ^^ ^ ' '^i ^ Y^ P l^oA^A^o IZo^i^ fr-»-^? oou")?

"jcnZL Lq\ l^jPiV) |.>^i:i^LD wjtnj .15^^? ]jvj5o]J ao^ipA!i£A
01^ H^ASd ."joiZLj oij_i.rDf ^1 Aj]j_dZ dio ^55? ^ 1 \ .]J

10, A letter of Gregory the monk, f 170 h :

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11. Extracts from John of Mount Sinai (John Climacos),
f 176 a :

^^oiALd Ij.-k.S50 1-30.1 mi? *|Ai.Jjo^5 li.,") . ._.c7ioA.."j ]^^_.)
.■Ukj..«.1d ^^4iD y,Ln ■ \ lyp U^^^ M« ^1 ^01 .M..li ]Jo

12. Discourse of Mar Ephraim on tranquillity, f. 179 « :

]l\» .^XtS\ .] I \» ^5 Ul^'r^] ^^SDJ "jr^l^D -OoZ

.^Ldoj_dj ]_.vij ^ooi .^« <^i ]jolZ ^>j,rL»Z oir^j ]_ >^\7

13. Questions addressed by the brethren .to the holy
Fathers, with their answers, from ' the Paradise,' £ 182 a :

ILqJ^As -iJoso ]nnii\ aXl^j X^]-i ]]\q^ ^^^Lh .jdoL

.] A ■ ^ ^\ _oZ ^ij .01, > V)\Z ]Jq„2i2i >goo I lo^] l.o'l ^k)]

.J»o .]?]-•'? ]i I mi .nmZ?

14. Extract from Isaac of Nineveh, f. 204 b :

0i2l ^?1 ■] i \ • *::ij.»iJD> ^5 ooi .]qj.j_35 .n ... .m . "j^
|s^ ii^bi? ^jlD AjA .^o^ ^ > 1 V 1 V ^ ^? ;_*_,.



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The colophon, f. 205 6, states that this book was finished in
the month of lyar, in the year 1763 = A.D. 1452, when the
writer was in the convent of Mar Abraham and Mar Abel near
Midyad in Tiir-'Abhdin :

Ui^ilLo ]ai^ "^A'-' ]r-^? ■~^^ .^-L.j^5 ]o]J l^^^a^
]^-i-^ ]iV7'i'(tiSq\ "|3q_» "joaiZ ^ooiZo^. ^n ^ooiXoo
V ^ - »-^lo ^"j ^^^■r-l'i ]-»~^-»oO Uor^o I^Adj C7i-».i n\o
^jujI? 1A^5 ]J Uj^i^ "IZoib]? ]jOT I^Ad wj.2iLdA^1o j^jAtdI

^5 .^j-rsoi ..^^kjo ^ai^TDl ^j-Ld) 1^-.,^ AjOoi w-.A^1
^ Qi.^^ -ttT^-^ 'Q-4^? ."|AD^r:ik) Ij-^jD r-ijlo ^^^^hi

Then follow, in a rather later hand, sundry prayers, viz. :

15. Of Philoxenus of Mabbogh, f. 206 a :

16. An alphabetical prayer in twelve-syllable metre, f. 209 6:



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17. Of Dionysius, f. 210 6 :

18. Of John the dwarf, f. 210 b :

.._»o .uj.^2L»dj^.o 5(nji]o * t > Kj ^ ] ..- . « vn

Ou f. 211a is a stanza entitled |-».iDQ-0 lO-iD lAj-iD, as
follows :

]j_DUj ."iSQl..L ^OT^ (TLO 0001 \^'6] ]nSV) "JAXZ

ZoZo lZ.ai:LJZ ."jZo^tO I^Ot .j:DQ_L.*..^j_^ar30 ."iSoo^

^ooau |!iQ>j5 ^tijAXZj IZqA^ .|qJ.j.J5 ]^Vsd OOl ].*_2lJ

•:• ^ hfLL ^cnZd\f oi ^-»-^

Then comes a note stating that this MS. belonged by pur-
chase to Rabban Thomas bar Behnam of Beth Khudaida, a
man of Taghritan family :

"U-»r-o jjoi ]^Ad5 ]±^] ^_j_i_oAo ]an.lL ^^^ ^oZ

(sic) AiD ^JLd :>qj(TLC3 |jl1q-»cti^ r^ jkDoZ ^riij 01 mi Ijj'o?

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On f. 211 6 is a metrical extract referring to events in the
years 1723 (a.d. 1412) and 1863 (a.d. 1552), beginning:

] » n)'yaD ^Ti^ oV>rf)o .)-.)a^ Ui^ 6\^'iano ]i mK» ^oou^

On f. 212 (t is another extract of eight lines, relating to the
disputes about Easter, beginning :

..^o -In ■ »^ASd

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Paper, about 12 in. by 8 ; 190 leaves, of which several are
soiled and mutilated, especially f. 158. F. 190 is blank. The
quires were originally 20 in number, but the first and second,
and one leaf of the third, have been lost, and their place is
taken by the modern supply ff. 1 — 5. The remaining quires

have 10 leaves, except oj (8), Jl^ (22), and a^ (5). There is a

lacuna after f 184. The writing (27 to 30 lines in a page) is a
good, Nestorian serta of the year 2009 = A.D. 1097. This
volume contains

Histories of Saints and other matters chiefly theological.



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1. The history of Mar Horniizd the Persian anchoret,
written by Mar Simeon, the disciple of Mar Yozadak, f. 1 6:

He died at the age of 87, having spent 20 years as a lay-
man, 89 in the convent of Mar Bar'idta, 7 in that of Mar
Abraham of E-esha, and 21 in his own convent near Alkosli,
f. 41 h at the foot.

2. On the Resurrection of the Dead and the Events of the
Last Day, f. 42 6 :

OO] I'i^ -^^t^ ^-^ ^? Z^^*^? ^^ ^iS^ "30^

43"^^^ liahoJti ^soip o2 ;^3^N ^?4^? ^^? h*\? l^^

3a7bf2 .9^ yaoio bisLbob Z^^^Jk^ o^ a^tt^ao J^"?

ssa^o .^bo23 o^^bbjcis ^Xas Z^b ?;^f^^^ ;iu^ ^»

.jco .3o!^i t^^o t^o^ ^?^^? ^?^^? 2^o;s2 o^

3. The history of John bar Malke, or John of Rome, f, 52 b:

See Brit. Mus. Add. 14,649, f. 142 a (Catalogue, p. 1110).

4. The Martyrdom of Miles the bishop, Aborsam the priest,
and Sinai the deacon, f. 61 a :

.?t>th :aucaba323o .^^oJOJSa^l jQ>^>*t)3 ;^o3avc9 do>^

.^osbb o^k^oxj .U^z-boxbo ^i^do

See Asscmaiii, Acta S. Mart., t. i. p. 60 s([.



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5. The Proverbs or History of Ahikar the wise, the scribe
of Sanheribh, king of Assyria and Nineveh, f. G6 a :

^^OJQ>3 23^^0 ^pJ* M^'-'^j? ;^*^^ fiS^l^oi ^'^^

Beginning :

.^a\bp3 0^9 l^m ktL^i ^2 ^*oa\ J^^l .;o\«\ao

.^ ;oor ^ 2iab vA }ooi 3^2:s2 ^*oa7 i^\ 3ao

^aU ^isx . i>»2ba^3 ^» %oa\ ^^^ is*oa\ ^i^tib 23^oS<o

.jso .yi^ }oo7 % 2bab ^a^a w*£sx ^o;^ ^^b .jsma

6. A short extract from the Maxims of Solomon, f. 78 a,

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

7. Fables of the wise Josephiis (Aesopus), f 78 a,

.uQ»b^uob« ^i:txAJ*'h ^S^bb

8. The History of Mar Yareth of Alexandria, f 82 a:
.y^u^ ;l33jj6p^2 ^3 ^a^' M>bo ^aita ;^^is
See Brit. Mus. Add. 12174, f. 2o?>h {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 :

.;^^a IbS^ao ;u33 M^ols .^^a^^ 2a34A»3^23o



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10. Other fables of Josephus (Aesopus), f. 105 b,
.^ol^AOuip X^^ ^ >^ V q ^u^a lal^l aJa ^e^

11. The history of John of Dailam (see B.O. iii. 1. 182 sq.),
in twelve-syllable metre, f. 109 a :

: o7.bou«aL^ ^Vw? '• ^^"^-^ ^-P^^ ' l*^^-^ '• t'^'^^?

;o7^2 ^JS^^ U^osi' '^'i ^<^o ;boi^5 is pi.S< k^2&

.yxo <* o7^^ Jio o^S^o^ "^^^^4^ W'^''^iP9 .uoloaoLiri

He died in the year 1049 (a.d. 738), f 118 6, at the age of
122 years, f 119 a.

12. The history of the eight youths of Ephesus, f. 121 a,
v<?^3Ljcd3o uCDuiu&2ou9o ^iQ>o*jCDoju*po Jt>o.ba^..^x»ao

0Q9OJQ»^23 030VQ>23 . ^JQ»aidJ.S^l230 JQ3<uIaL^iQ9.tl.JQ9.^230

See Guidi, Testi orientali inediti sopra i sette Dormienti di
Efeso. The present text begins :

:Sma .Xoa\ ^bo2 %Cki* ^b^>^ uQ3<LbS \Ah) 3kA
2b^I^ ^N?^ \*^^ •lisu'^ jQ300^J^o . 0Q>o<.&isfi3Ot]^^
o\m3 ;^2o 2ac^o .3X3^2 ;ju!fluo;|^a ;^xoLi.^o aMisJs2

.JBO .M07odoxtj ^ Ou&XO

• \ ■ It



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13. The history of Christopher, f. 131a :

See Brit. Mus. Add. 12174, f. dOQ a {Catalogue, p. 1132).

14. The history of Mar Daniel, the disciple of Mar Euge-
nius, of Mar Miles and of Hash-Malka, f 141 b,

h*^^ ^2^'? ^^? ;^Ax^ ^o^

beginning :

h^^P .^4*^'^? ^^^ "^^^^ ^ ^?9 "4^^

Subscription, f 1536:
JQ>^*bO ^^ilsoo ^«2^p u.it03 ^^A^xis »^t0 «\a.a*3 ^>bo!Sjf

15. The history of the blessed Virgin Mary, f. 153 b :

The upper half of f, 158 seems to have been purposely cut
away, and a leaf is also wanting after f 184.

The colophon, ff. 188 6 and 189 a, states that this manu-
script was finished on Tuesday, 18th of the first Teshri, A. Gr.
2009 = A.D. 1G97, at Alkosh, when Elias was patriarch and
Isho'-yabh metropolitan bishop, at the cost of the priest Yalda
and a woman of Alkosh named Zize, for the church of Mar
Miles at Tel-hash, by the priest Hormizd bar Hadh-be-shabba
bar Israel of Alkosh.



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.a1o3 lai^/L ;«^ox -3^93 %,^ l^qjcao ^yidp lisMisp
^ya ^ila -lien ^^^ ;A.booxo ^ajca ^3 Xtlx .jco

^3^ ^Ijcb . ;=» "t j^.S^ ^ou .op .M-A .:33^ mS.s^
;^^kcji3 ^9 "^^^ii -^o .;^'aa ;^aA ^^o ^'J^^i

^30 ;jQ>^:S^boo ?aute3 .Z*^^ ^OMaa cnisfiJti ocofial

39*^0300) ^S'O M^bOd ^^?9^ ccopud 2ib0O6M ^^ 0^^

.2'3kao yMM>»o .2'>»oa3 J^ox-bo .^^oL'ao Jilj\>
;ijLSo^il iH^l ^yaa .I'i^^o^ ?^o^o -^'^^^ ^'^^

.;j.^03 ;5ajQ3 •^d'^M ;SifoV^o .^5^3 JaaoA .?*ab
o^S :s.^.^2o ^^-fO ^> ^3 .^o .^.o2.^o U^l

2xSJ. ?t>th -liJtiis ?^\j.o .;^.>i ;iop .^I'-Lo-aLa

23^1 }>isii /S.^ .2x.o;.S< ;ior pen 07.3:s.Aio .^ti



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odi Ucn his^ ^? "sisA '^o .U^bAS ^a>\,i "^"r^^

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Paper, about 8|in. by 6| ; 100 leaves; quires, signed with
Arabic words and letters, mostly of 10 leaves ; 18 to 20 lines in
a page. The manuscript originally consisted of ff. 22 — 71, to
which the owner subsequently added ff. 1 — 21 and 72 — 100.
There is a lacuna after f. 96. The writing, which is by dif-
ferent hands, is Nestorian serta, of or about the years 2086 —
87 = A.D. 1775—76.

A Chaldean priest's manual of Repentance or Penitence,
entitled jl'iy^a ^baxa or ' the Medicine of Sinners ' (ff. 93 h,
97 a).

1. Canon regarding repentance from the Synod of the
Apostles, f. 1 b,



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•:• 3 <• Ji^^o^'i ^^'<^? •^tI^? a ^?^ ^ A\;V)ao

I'SooL ^la^ou \^bo ^30 ^3 ^o^ <* oi <• ^^a^A^p
;oo^3 «^o70^3 oo^ o^ btisf ^1.3^1.2 V^,?o *> o <* ^os

«^!a9Q.iL39 }g^^ <^ 230^f ^eu*^o ;ioad <* y^

<* Jio^a y^oiOjA5k.iL& ^ju9w,2o .Jilao-bo iSo^xi Jx.^23

a. Of the number of sins, f. 2 a,

<* ^c^^pM^ lili^ JciLa l^o^p

b. How the sinner who comes to confession should be
received by the priest, f. 2 a,

c. For whom the priest should offer the divine sacrifice,
f. 2h,

<• ^iS^O^i ^^^m33 "^tI^? ^.?9 ^ >^\,»3

d. For whom and what we should pray at the daily
hours, f. 4 a,



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e. That the unclean should not be mentioned for the
sake of transitory gains, and their names presented on the
altar when they are unworthy, f 4rt,

dtx&^o U^\^ ^-^p'^^ iioaL U'a^Ou A\» ^p

f. In what condition the officiating priest should be,
f 7 a,

<* ^070^*2 loa^xp v^o^^boa o'a^^ bbSf U^y*! ^Ip

g. That he must not wittingly remit the sins of any man
except in accordance with the canon, or impiously offer on his
behalf, lib,

h. Canons and orders concerning various sins, f. 9 a,

Fifty-seven canons in all, from J to fi,

i. On Confession, showing how the penitent should con-
fess and the priest receive him, and on those who 'turn from
any heresy, f. 16 a,

.^jlpoJao liok^Lio li^^lpo .lisealpoJso ^^p l^^^



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Ixk'l ^ ^^3 ^«^2 \^o .^o^ ^croAjLtti ^la^ilo

Canons numbered from wm& to »i»»,
2. General order of confession, f. 21 a,
<» ;ic^ p'jxti ;^ojiIbosb ^o}^p ^f^^"? l^oii^ ^^^*^

«. Instructions for confession in each particular case,
i 22 b,

Recitation of the decalogue, f. 23 b.

b. The seven deadly sins, f 37 b,

c. The seven bodily works of mercy, f. 40 b,

These are ^ajk^ isoj^obO , llai^ isoxJOSJao , isoalc^^

I'xjQsi, and lis^p }Ao^.

d. The seven spiritual works of mercy, f, 41 b,



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These are ;\'A^S }0^S0 ^Q300^, ^^OuSO! ^o&Ijsa^

laSoJo^, Ix'^'iio^ 2?^ ^o&a^auoM, and ;^o3Aad^bo

e. The five senses, f. 42 b, viz.

f. The three divine virtues, f. 43 b,

f/. Prayers of the penitent after confession, f 44 a,

.mOA^3 ;Xa13 2301 ^^O^^ 3^^ ^
A-. Prayer of absohition by the priest, f. 47 a,

.or^QiIaodb > Aetata sKa ^ ^lASobo

Subscription, f. 47 6,

^^SJa ^olA o^22 ^i3L3 <* ^9 ^fp ;JNa^^3 ;^adl

*:* ^^aii opool : 52 ^aa

3. Manual of Christian doctrine by question and answer,
f. 48 a,



B. c. 38



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^2 U^o^ : jsii U:mo ^lex : ^o^o ^lox xa^s

laoMS oar U^o^ .iJ^in <>3Sao %lox : ^op^a o^odu^

The Apostles' Creed, f. 49 6 ; the Lord's Prayer, f. 53 a ; the
Decalogue, f. 56 h ; orders and useful counsels of the Church,
f. 59 a, ;4vaU>tJ Z^3i->'3 2if>i\O.S« ^a^^o Uputio.^ ; of the
seven sacraments, f. 59 h, j4saL.3±J ^^3^3 U^l ^>^ ; the
virtues, f. 61 b, divided into Jfts'Iopi J^.3isi», viz. faith, charity
and hope, and ^isIx'S ^Js'S^*^, viz. ^^JCO^O 2^0x6^k^
lisOA>\*.^0 2^0J.0.^M0 ; of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit,
f. 62 6, viz, . ;^0L3U3L^ •lisa.ilisy.'ap .^.&o.A .;^.bo.>.iM
laii'l ft>^,? . JiSOuJQx^ . ^iS^X. ; the seven woiks of mercy,
f. 63 a, \\z. ^oiIjq».9^o : ^07^ ^oslox^ : ^i^a ^o^aoiA
^oilli&boo : Iff^i^ dvoSo^o : iMCsAlp ^adoao : 7 i \S^''>\ .
l^sM ^0^O3L±jo : lawJoio 2&pu : of sins, f. 63, lffj!i^ ^ ;

of the four last things, }jSjaaM*2 »^332, f- 65 a, viz. death, the
Day of Judgement, Hell, and the Kingdom of Heaven ; and of
the Garland of Roses ; ibid.,

lisoya^L ;S>'t3tio .^ouiQ>^ ^t^? ^'ya y^aSi liso : ox
.:aua^ *\^^ d^Obl'Sao 'y-ioli, : o^ .J^ou^bo ^c^^Ia
^a^'op ^\*l Ip'^o Jf'il i>(i>^'isxjsa.^ do^ iSijcrisio
«^2 ^A*2 .ox .^A^.tboSyQt* »^3M3 mOioL^ ^baisM



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^^^0^3^ ^^^? 2xiiafl> :^^03m ^f'Sl *^07«^A2 \^a]

:230^ ^^3 ^>^o =^^^? *n3^? ^No^m :o] .^x^
o^oioo : ^^1^ 6s«3 ^»^ *\3M? oris^altj : 07 : l^MJso

: ^ISilouO)^ )^^A^ ?^!S>3g \^3 )m033 ^^««Mo : ?>*ttt ^3

4. The Athanasian Creed, f. 66 a,

5. Of the canons of Marriage, f, 68 b,

.;V,oof3 Uoa£i \^

6. Service for Penitents, f. 72 a. Prayers for various
classes of penitents, f. 78 a; prayers to be used by the penitent,
f. 81 a ; prayers by the priest, f. 84 a.

7. Prayer for the consecration of new vessels for the altar,
f 85 a,

. ?mS>^S ^ait^boa iis'i^ U2ao \^9 }^o^^

38—2



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8. Prayer for the consecration of an altar, f. 85 h,
li.»xL JS>Sy^\ ^i» ^o^ <• ;^a^ Jipatj? ;^o^^

This same prayer is written by another hand on f. 1 a, with
the omission of the final words



IB



ssao : ^2 ^^^^ ^poJdp l^oho liao ^1



9. Prayer recited over an excommunicated priest by the
Bishop or Metropolitan, f. 86 h,

10. Prayer over one who is excommunicated by the bishop
and repents, f. 87 a,

11. Prayer for the consecration of new vessels for the altar,
f. 87 b,

. h^'iyxS ^iti^bap lis'y^ h^ ^? ;^^^2 ;^a^^

12. The Consecration of the holy chrism, in Arabic, f. 88 a,

13. The same in Syriac, f. 91 a,

.•^oxM "^cpoda IjsxaX^

Subscription, f. 93 b,

^a^ko U^^ -i^^P ^^^? U^^ ^^^ Mcrois^2



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14. The consecration of the Chalice and Paten, f. 94 a,

15. Prayers when the priest puts on the eucharistic vest-
ments, etc., f. 96ft,

On f, 97 a the first four lines of writing have been erased.
Then follows the colophon, which states that this book was
finished on the 9th of Adhar, A. Gr. 2087 =A.D. 1776, at Alkosh,
by the bishop Isho'-yabh, son of Abhraha (Abraham), the
brother of Mar Elias.

Z6^iCJL3 ^9 ^3^A^2 .^1 ^'x3 ^&0u^ .f.^22 .isM
^*2 07.3^.^0 .;^^Q.^b.V^» ^^03.33 aa^6.:i^ ^.^o

.w«bo2 .;I^2 Mib93 wiO^o^i ;oiaa2 IxMi ia aa^osu



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16. The Consecration of the Oil for anointing the Sick,
f. 97 h,



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Paper, about 8^ in. by 6 ; 186 leaves ; 19 quires, signed with

letters, of 10 leaves Q, has 9, and ^ 7) ; 20 lines in a page

A leaf is wanting after f. 180, and ff. 10, 123 and 126 are recent
supplements. Written in a good, regular, Nestorian serta of
the xviith cent.

The Nomocanon of 'Abhd-isho' bar Berikha, whose name
however is not mentioned in this manuscript. The work has
been fully analysed by Assemani in the B.O. iii. 1, 332 — 851,
and edited, with a Latin translation, by A. Mai, Scriptormn
Veterum Nova CoUectio, t. x.

The colophon states that the manuscript was written in the
days of the catholicus Mar Elias, but ends abruptly on f. 180 b,

"pl^o }^oaf op «^isAo . ^2 . l*^i^io iixo

To it are appended the following pieces.

1. Against fasting on Sundays, imperfect at the beginning,
f. 181 a. Here are cited canon Ix of the Apostles, canon xviii
of Gangra, and a letter of Mar Timothy I. the catholicus.



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2. Extracts from the Questions of Isho' bar Non, ^

OS ia ^oaL.9 )!^lox, f. 182 a.



.7)2^ ;is«l^»0 liAp ;^3Lt^1 0^9 OC^2 \\'t

3. Canon of the cecumenical Fathers, f. 182 6:

ao.a oj^? 2X.3 jk3 ^9^? (^''^0 ^-i*^ i^-*?? •Jfi^A.*.^^
^o .oi^S^^s 2itJL)L ;e:!a^ : l^oJOfy^l o2 .;5aeUQ>$2

This is followed by " Question 46," with its answer, f. 183 a:
zloaip l» l*x<xi^^ ^*p \\'so .lisxo ^^3329 ^Icx
^2L ^09!^Q.«.*kM.3o ^A? ^.ro^o^ ^^ IJiJsp is*l
;soX3 .0^.3 ;oo^ ;swJcti >lL529 a^il^o ^3 oar :;«xo3A^

4. Canon of George, bishop of Athor, f. 183 b :
UQ»«.V,90f\ ^i-^ ^0^29 ;«iQ).^9 l-Mis hOAJd ^'ap



^»9 ois3ukfilA Jd2 Acii^^ A^ .90^29 :e.^9.V^.bo

.io .0]isaLi.ib9 0)^*93^ )Lo .29^

This is followed by " Question 4," with its answer :
19*9^9 (6'2:c) ;iS9j.» "^^^ ^^ "^..Pf *N^ 4^929 ^lOX



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5. Specimens of the introductory formulae of letters to
catholics, metropolitans, bishops, priests, deacons, teachers,

monks, laymen, and one's own brother, ^ti*a ^2 ^0^9.

On f. 186 a is a note of purchase by the deacon Khaushabha,
son of Thomas, of the village of Piyoz (see Badger, The Nesto-
rians, i. 174).



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Paper, about 9§in. by 6| ; 317 leaves, some of which, espe-
cially towards the end, are stained by water and injured ; f 218
has been purposely mutilated. The quu-es, signed with letters,

were 37 in number, of 10 leaves (except fa, 14, and w^a, 12),

but four quires are now wanting at the beginning, and one after
f. 168. Single leaves are missing after ff. 47, 129, and 217 ;
five leaves after f. 204 ; and probably several at the end. The
number of lines varies from 18 to 25. Written in a good, clear,
Jacobite serta, apparently by two hands of the xiiith cent.

A large Collection of Ecclesiastical Canons and extracts
from various writers relating to Ecclesiastical Law.

1. The Canons and Laws of the Emperors, as promulgated
by the Emperor Leo about the year 517 of the era of Antioch,
i.e. about A.D. 468, f 1 a. As this recension appears to be
different i'roui those edited by Bruns and Sachau (Spisch-
Romisches Reclttsbach, 1880), the loss of the first four quires
of the MS. is greatly to be regretted. The text was here divided
into 95 sections, of which § 92 corresponds with § 121 of the
London MS. {Syr.-Mom. Rechtsh., Ziueiter Theil, p. 36), § 93 with
§ 141 of the Armenian text, {ibid., p. 148), and §§ 94, 95 with
§§ 78, 79 of the Paris MS. {ibid., p. 72). Subscription, lib:



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ti I 1 nV) 1^)2.0 ]j.::22kLb IroaSJajj ]jqJLd r»vn\ ..

••.•*|q_» P ^lo IcTlIL wjOIjJQ-k*

2. Divisions of Inheritances according to the canons of the
Church, as collected and arranged by Mar John the patriarch,
f. 26:

."jAi^jarA cTU^iDOj ]D-^i^]2i ^j^q_. .^^Lq^ ^ i ro^j^o
Moji"! .]A\oZ ^'il ]Ln VV) Zu_» ^ Ijcti L^Xoa "jooi
•:• ^Q-iiD ^L^L ]L\oLq •:• ^cLiiD A2iZ L^li^o ^cLlSd

.ZJ6 •:• IAjJ^) iLTDO) IAXZ -U^oZo lA^oZo

This tract is divided into 121 sections, of which 107 treat of
inheritances. Special rubrics are :—

§ 32, f. 7 6, 1?ai ]i^^o ^lnJZV.?o l^oo^ ^H^-

§ 33, f. 8 a, jJjLj ooij ^coia^Ztjo "IjJDO^ ^^4^-

§ 36, f 8 6, 1ZAj]jo :]ZAj1 ^ 1-i^ IZoZ-^ ^J^k)

§ 108, f. 16 6, ]Ja4b ^j U^l-
§ 111, f. 17(/, U^ci^^.
§112, f. 17 6, 1_^j Ijjo^ ^.

§ 116, f. 18 a, )l4D ...^l^j U^l ^.



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§ 119, f. V.J a, ]L^\6rO ^i nru^l.^^ ILdVoi ^j.

§ 120, f. 19 6, ]:D;^ik)5 1A.A^?0 U^? ]Zo^^:^k) ^H^

\2i.^] OCn Z^l J -vOTULk) 5^ yJ-i J? .^OCTU^j? ]Ld\i.
GVllD ^ylD.

§ 121, f. 20 6, -r^Uhi ^£D? ^? U^' 1<^? 1^' |jaJLD ^

I^Ao ^_^ ]j_,5 ^oai!l A-."!? 1t^^^ ^oai-.j!Z ^o:k)o.Qj .'Pq-L
U-»? vP^::miJo v9-J<^ IZvSdo i n "Jotijj ]j.j?o ]jc7ld ^^do

Quotation from Ephraiui, f. 21 6, :>Qjt^l w^lD ^, and
from Cyril on Worship in Spirit and in Truth,

."[joiD Zu^^ 4Q-*-J P? - »^ ^
F. 22 «,

and

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.|jaiD ^ ^0 ]g^nom . g^"| ^ J .0(715 ^
Finally, f. 22 b,



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](ji.!^ ^ Iccij^Aj jJj ^QDrJOTO *AkLK.Z .'^yj J 6] .ai2:i.
8. Canons, Laws and Rules of the Christians, f. 28 a :

a. Canons of S. Paul on marriage, twenty in number,
f. 23 a :

UAj] 1r^-ii >^rim ]J? -U-^ri^ ]jQJ-o .IZo^ioV^? l^Ji
.Zjtb .oiSd] (Tif^^o IZAjj ]t^::i-ii jlslo .»;o .cJiZ;^:: cjit^o
&. On the kinds of divorces, f. 24 a :

l^^i^50 •• Ir^i^ ^ UAjIj U^^ A.1^61 tAoj ^5

Aj1LDj_d -InNo (^ Aj^o] "Ur-* loCTi |j.ji ]V)nn?o :)ZAj1 ^

The four ways are then specified.

c. On the reasons of divorce, four in number, f. 24 b :

.-.ASdI ^jJ OJOl : UAjP Ir^-ll ^^ U^-» TT-T^? l^r-»



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d. Canons and (luestious of the holy Fathers and or-
thodox Teachers, f. 25 6 :

]i . {)fn .p2i i-»»^ »D5i J -^ol-* l^'^r^ U^^cu "-'5-''"

The subscription tells us that these are taken from the
"judgements" of Mar Timothy the patriarch of the East*,
f 34 h :

e. Ecclesiastical judgements aud sentences of Isho' bar
Non, patriarch of the Eastf, f 34 6 :



^ ."i>j0^r: -'•^g^^ Aj]Sd,_d .]>,Kjyk)5 ]d;.j;_^]£5 vQJ ;jo via.«_.
^ocruilZ ^ooij -Ir^i oiX A^5 ]LLi] \^2l^ 1 v>i\v -.aj]
■)r^>^l^ ^Q>2LQJZ\j ,^->r-'^o .UanuArD ocn? |1did iLoi

4. Various extracts, f 47 a.

(I. From the Wisdom of Solomon, f. 47 a : ch. vi. 6
(loju U^J'O;^) — 11, 16—21; vii. G; viii. 19—21 {^<jy ^j
Uq^^); i-^- 1— -3, 6. IG; xi. 24; xii. 11 (to "UjId io^).

* Timothy I., Nestorian Catholicus; B.O. ii. 433, iii. 1, 158 sqq., especially
162.

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h. Of the Philosophers, f. 47 6 :

^Q_,tjJDO ^OOIjAj] Ij^J? jlnOoX? |]] .|j-i5 ^^O ]V>Vn >

]Za ^m \ ,_.».xnlnk)5 tJ\ .^^^-.r-» P

Imperfect, a leaf being wanting.

c. The last words of an extract, f. 48 a :

d Of the bird that came from Imlia to Athens, f 48 a :

• jL.ji ZojljjZ .jL.j Zaj-^ij-iDJ .Zoot ]j.i^ ]Sdj lln^o
,a^ l^iii^ Ulo .w^j] CLi^r^ jJo ooiLdZo .]1.^3; Za^Aj-l^Z

• l^^Q^oA^l p -.U^? Zoj^jZ .U^oA^lr^lUii Za^i^*^5

.li^cLK. ^ l^ixi 6L.] p .]L^ Zo^A^lZ

e. Story of a deacon of Edessa, f. 48 a :
»£DQ_2^]4cD j^^l? ilr}> ii ■V)«V>\ :>Q^jn.i.lJD ]0CJ1 Aj]
]oai Aj] ]i aV^aV) .-*j]5 ^A lAlDo -]ZQj.j5ak) oooi ^.^^otI

.w^O .OlOl-KKrD "JOCJI ;_»_£L»0 •. —lOlJo]^
/ From S. Paul's epistle to the Romans, f 48 b :

.IZoxniijAjLk) ^^k) ^^^.V^j
Ch. i. 19—21, 24, 25, 28—32.



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g. Jacob of Edessa, f. 48 5 :

/t. John Chrysostom, f. 49 a :

?". Constantine (of Laodicea ?), f. 49 a :

^1 ^Qj] ^ruLJ l>.>^r:) ^-.A^? : "U-»? ^^Z p o\ Ijj p 6]

/*. Chrysostom on Romans, bom. iii, f. 49 & :

k. Extract beginning, f. 49 6 :



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|J> IZojoirc a^Z^lo ."IcnZLj ]jpDa2) A^^:^'^ ^^dZId o]

/. Chrysostom on S. Luke xii. 6, f. 50 a :



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w. Mar Ephraim, f. 50 a :
^.cnioiai.1 ^Uio; ■■ ^^2>,, ^i^^ ^-^5,vl ■^>^'\ "'^J

?i. Moses bar Kepha, f. 50 a :

lA^l^ Ir^'^U^l? -o^^ r-r^l^ ^r^ A^? U-r-? -r^r^

0. Chrysostom on 2 Corinth, iv. 4, f. 53 6 :
JoL l^^v; Icnl^? -otI ^.».^^ p .m-uijla^l U-r^

p. Question of the brethren to Basil, f. 53 6 :
J :1A^4k»? Ijr^^^^ ^liDA^? W -^-M W

g. Philoxenus of Mabbogh, f. 54 a :
uVn. ]\ p, OCT ,^^ 001 3A^LD .^CLLmoal^^ -^?

.^3^ .1^ ^ sCi^rSDO h^nm\ ^.^h o(yy ^ •• r^
r. Mar Ephraim, f. 54 h :



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s. Extracts from Genesis, ] "j^^iTD lA^r^i r^^D, f- 55 a
ch. iii. 14, 17—19 ; iv. 9, 11, 12 ; ix. 24, 25.



t. From Deuteronomy, ^oV)l r^-^-^ ^r^' f- ^5 b: ch.
xxvii. 16, 17, 19, 25.

11. From Proverbs (the rubric is left blank), f. 55 6 : ch.
X. 18, xi. 25, xxvi. 2.

V. Cyril on S. Luke, hom. xl, f. 55 h :

w. From the " Book of the Fathers," f. 55 6 :

w-.cn "jj^r:; ^o]? oiA^al^ -I'Or,? lA.i_DQ_i.j^i^ M? diA^cAo

.U>-'r-0? I'cu .JId")? oiA^cAo -ll^iOJ?
.T. Cyril, f. 55 h :

?/. Extracts from the Old Testament, ff. 55 b — 56 b,
partly according to the Peshitta, |4-»"^^ >*-»l' partly according
to the Hexaplar version, ] i 1 > Sn » y»J\.

Micah(?), f. 55 6:



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Job ix. 13, Lxx., f. 56 a.

2 Chron. xix. 1, 2, lxx,, f. 56 a :



..-•O .(Tit I n\ v^g^ >Q_. j^^OlO ]^VVn -g^m 'iiO



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