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11 cfc. A benediction by Mari bar Meshihaya, p. 5. '3 :

Alphabetical.

116. A concluding benediction by Mar Elias III., p. 55 :
<• u0n'O3*2 >\.»X»3 3^3 ^'6)A 3C3 Op 7l£SA*b03 ^6^^303

.^.^A^ ;A2 Mib33

See above, p. 351 (/S).

12. Order of the consecration of water for washing,
p. 58 ; see above, p. 345 (40).



1098 Oo. 1. 29

13. The order of the consecration of the Taihuthd and
water for washing, p. 59 :

See above, p. 344 (88).

14. Ordination of Bishops, p. GO :

15. Oidinatiou of Metropolitans, p. 70:

16. Prayers to be used when attiring the Bishop, drawn
up by Mar Elias III., p. 72 ; see above, p. 380 (21).

17. Ordination of an Archdeacon, p. 74 ; see above,
p. 329 (18).

18. Ordination of a Chorepiscopus, p. 75 ; see above,
p. 329 (17).

19. Prayers to be used during the performance of the
Tonsure, p. 77 ; see above, p. 329 (16). Followed by prayers
for the consecration of the church and altar.

20. A new hand has made the following addition, begin-
ning p. 80 :

^. . 1 . . , ... ^

.23N*bo ^ka ^o^3 :oa) o^^a ^oio^ is^3o2 \^

The subscription (p. 81) ascribes the preceding to Mar
Sabhr-isho' of Beth-Garmai :



Oo. 1. 29 1099

ft^^s ^ox.,aajQ> -3^» la^lp J-ue>^? ^^'>\2 7^

II. The Kethdhha dit Ahhahatha ascribed to [Simeon] bar
Sabba'e, and dedicated to his friend Agur (Agur) ; imperfect;
for a full description see Sachau, Gat. pp. 3G0 sqq. According
to Duval {LitUrature Syriaque, Additions [1900] to p. 133, ii. 4^
this work has been analysed by Parisot in La Science Gatholique,
May— June 1890. It is written in a fresh hand.

Title, p. 81 :
;^oia:? ;34o ;43Jsa ♦^I 2au^A> ^^*** >*3 cio^

1pm ^o tox.3? ^^o ;^i.i-3 ;-Aa. ;ioai ^^o
ftsoS ;^5 3fl (blank) w.M8 opaio? i^^ia? ;^*-v-xi>s*

Preface :

-io .C7p..» l^p oin ^<A l^o'ys .tt^ao ^*ao^b

^^ftsOOHO ^3U3*.0 .♦^2 61 ^ iS^OOl fts*^3 V?*V* ^^

;^jQ>.*« ^ov32a ;.3^o.bo3o lisoxdioskp ;^^o3p :'xti*i

.jAop ^» 2^»o^o .23oS-f ^la ;33 A>i^ ^i03O ^iaa3
;x3^oV i^o3^?«> ^^^3^ )^? \*i Uxax» ^M ;iojao



1100 Oo. 1. 29

The enumeration of metropolitans of distant places begins
on p. 98, and the rules for bishops on p. 101. The fragment
ends p. 103 :

.3o:sl3 bo l*^J3'^ loo] «^oo7JiM Xm aj.^ v^o

III. Rules and orders of various services (written in a hand
resembling I.), beginning, p. 104 :

The following are among the festivals noted in the margin :
p. 105, the commemoration of tlie holy Friday of Gold, Pente-
cost; p. 107, of Mar Eugeuius (hA^o2) and his companions and

of other saints; p. 109, of the saints and of Mar George;
p. 110, the prayer of the Ninevites; p. 113, the commemoration

of any one monk; p. 116, ;ai^M*3JC3 ^OJyd.

On p. 119 sq. is a note on some of the ecclesiastical usages
of the ^A^'Sk^ and of people in the lands ^OOS yi3Xi«d

and in mt>»(rt>l'V^ and ;jk^iQ>^.

Tlie order (of the commemoration) of Shemoni and her sons,
p. 121.

IV. A "Liber Prohibitus" (see p. 127 foot), passages of a
magical and astrolooical character ; see XVI. below. It is a
fragment and is written in a different hand.

Beginning p. 128 (also numbered f. 63):

;sbauQ>boo 2abfiLbo 2aa\ loc^ b^pl l^y*3 aX^^s jsl «^2

.lMi>sp Wosa^ ^09^ ;^0A do^ .^iL.\,^ 2b^o



Oo. 1. 29 1101

lb. ^oaoxtia J-»»X, followed on p. 129 by:
Sale lis^'il jaaa:^ oosa&obuti .p^y^l Jyao^ lx*i, ^»
.2'ay.aea ^o ^^6fs ^ia^o 2303m.o ^^ol M -liso^a^io

P. 130, ^iQ>ooif^ ;-baas, and pua^l w.S»s ;aca, p. 131.

Similarly for .ftu^I, p. 131 ; IS^X, p. 133; ;S^30>^, p. 134;
jQ>*»3a), p. 136; and 23C^, p. 137.

This is followed on p. 138 by a piece beginning:
^^1 l^JXJa 23m^^» ^boacti ;jQ>:^o^fi>2 ^a ;v<32

On the three dangerous days : the 6th of Nisan, the begin-
ning of Ab, and the last of Kanim I., p. 140 :

.^x^yti *sA3A3 ;&A^»o a23 ;].^»o

V. Exordia for Palm-Sunday and Easter Sunday, p. 144;
imperfect. Written in a hand resembling I. above. It begins :

.jco »> ^[&2] ;2l^A3 kOS^^ Ixy'tol ^l ^2 .;*3ax

Subscription, p. 150:

VI. A hymn by the priest Selibha, p. 152,
See above, p. 647 (II.).

VII. A short Turgama, p. 158 :

The following pages 159 — 167 are blank.



1102 Oo. 1. 29

VIII. Selections from an heretical book of a Chaldee
Syrian, p. 168 :

«.«aL^ ;30A ^^ 2330 ^^V^ 3lA ^ALV^bo) «^pk\a3 ;<.*30UQ9

In the mg. of p. 172: J^*M ^.

A fresh section begins on p. 179 :

^o ^oV^ ^o^ l-'soy^i li^i^'so ^ osti ^a .^^oaXa
^oAv *> Z^ouA^o; o7;d>is*2d : ^bd^o-sA }»a^ *.^03btJL&

^0^.^*2 op fts<.2^>^ibo VktxxQioo ^VJSso ;^o'S^2 ^^^ ^07

.30 .^^o^MiOao ;ft^ftvt'^i3 :sdA ;6soaa>^ .^07 ^3

There are the following marginal rubrics : p. 179, ^^OiS.V^;
p. 182, lisoiX^ ; p. 186, ;^a&M03; p. 189, ;^ooy.a^ \s..

IX. Dionysins the Areopagite, de mystica Theologia, caps.
i._v. (cp. Migne, t. iii., col. 997—1048), p. 192 (= f. 93 o) :

;«jQ3o2 ^A^^ ;^aA^ .oo^ouSo^ ^uot^? 2x.ba^^ ^Ao^



Oo. 1. 29 , 1103

For other, less literal versions, see Brit. Mus., Adds. 12,151
(f. 151 h), 12,152 (f. 172 b), 14,539 (f. 98 a), and 14,540 (f. 44 b).

Ends on p. 198.

X, A theological tract on the future life ; chap, i., on the
places to which souls are led after death, p. 198 :

lii lix:e xj^'^bo ^ iJ C ^ ^aoa o^aOA ^^oe^ \s< do^
^t,6a] ^«&m2 Jbft^^^p '. ^s^'i^I l*M, \^ 73yai ^a^ ;asa

liiSl ^s o li>x^3, voc^? ^fisoadsl «^2 ;b3a3 ^S< / ^^

Chap. ii.. on the judgement of souls, p. 201 :

Chap, iii., p. 207 :
^^ ^^ ^Jsxbo ;<sx^ zWy^l U*^ h^pp ^^

. ^A^A h^lo *ju.^Xb9 o2 ^tD/Q>3^lao v^ops : Uo2

Chap. iv. (imperfect), p. 211 :

<• ;^AI«ba^!^ ;^oa:s3o^, ^ao^ auis^lp .U^x j:ox \s*

XI. An explanation of the Lord's Prayer, f. 107 :

;3:^bo ^bpp isisox^ip *s03^? ;^o^^3 ;«300A> PAXO^



1104 Oo. 1. 29

j^aiSAbo :zA Ipo) ;^o^^ -Ic^l^ au^asS ^^^ N^ ti Ix^yJci

Ends, f. 124a:

XII. The Athauasian Creed, f. 125 a :

XIII. On the incaraatioti of the Word God according to
the Roman Church, directed against heresies, particularly of
the Nestoriaus ; f. 126 6 :

^p «^bo JQXJQ3301 \auba^ .Z«].bocoib3 IxpoJd is^^p

.so .2au'>2C Zia^A'iap J^soAbouo) ^oi 23tMiO :?3La>.a Z^^d
a. On S. John i. 14, f. 150 a:

^eu Uao^a *. ^ ^\2o Zoo 2iA>3 Zis^M? v^o! ^^

.jio .Za^23 ^2o ^mc^m o^o • ^>tj Zs^^^? Z^^a



Oo. 1. 29 1105

b. Against the Eunomians, f. 152 6:

XIV. On the difference between l^^'^, ^bOQ-lJ:), and
3e^a^, f. 154 a.

XV. The Nicene Creed, f. 154 6 :

Ends, f. 161 a.

XVI. Various astrological and magical pieces. On f. 161 b
are the words " quae sequuntur sunt prohibita."

Beginning, f. 162a:

Omens for the months, f. 172 a:
^A»a9 lM>Xt3 O^AiSSO ^a2 »^ .^mX.3 «^oo><^^^ ^

Ff. 173 a — 180 a agree with pp. 128 — 143; see above,
p. 1100 sq.

XVII. A chronological fragment, from Adam to the birth
of Christ, f. 185 a :

F. 185 6 begins :
B. c. 70



1106 Oo. 1. 29

XVIII. On the coming of our Lord, f. 187 b :

^lO ^Sfisa ^t^?^ X?? ?»^<tt tA iJpOOk ^^£LiS^9

XIX. A commentary after Dionysius, Imperfect,
(a) Genesis, f 191 a :

.^op2 Ja^ap ;jJlx^ao jQ^oiuOijIa ^ysop js»j:3^^1\p

.a:o .jqxjA»52 ^o:^ ?oVQ>? ^2 ^07^2 ^^a

On f. 194 a:
207^2 -. ^9 oaoi .^32 is^o 2^boac ^Jl lal^l lia 6s*s.ia

s^iiOA ^9 2^^3^ m070\*2 2^.b0O^s»O 2^30 ^ ^01030^^3

Ff. 203 6, 204 are blank.

Another fragment (with the heading in pencil " Selections
from the Fathers") begins on f 205 a :

Uoj\ auo'ya^ en^^a 2^32 ^ ^a52 . . 2adLjQ>^39

.0:0 .U^ ^oumO 2x.^ .2^ou#.*3 ^^StS^io

The " Questions and Answers" commence on f. 207 a :
: mOO^ &bo2^2 X : ^^2 ^3^^.29 2» 2^^^ <* J^2ox



Oo. 1. 29 1107

.x.doc9 ;o^2 ;v*o .is*^ol .'yao26sl ^is^i-y^l l6s*ya Sxp
y^l ^o .;qa* isoo] 6s*yaisl %, \iA3^3 ^^» .;^o^

.'sy^xs w.o7o^ \^bo^: )L uo{^^o .;v«bt>^

(6) Exodus, f. 240 a:



!&lox *> Uoo!a>^ \SiO ^^3^3 li^JS> ;aA^m \^3
(f. 240 6) ;iMo^2 ^» )i : 001 ;iji« ♦ ;*ia^ ♦ •^a^a5 aibo

.^XO .^3^3 ;a^9 2rfAOa9 ^2

Ends on f. 252 a.

Another fragment of the same begins on f. 253 a :
;.*.xij 23U^ .;.^^iJ v?^ ^*^? ^^^ .♦^oiioaf

XX. Fragments.

a. The ancestry of Melchizedek according to Bar-Sarvashvi,
f 270 b ; beginning :

^«3LX30Ai3 ^l btiSfA^^kbOp O^six ^3iS9 ^&2 ^3^ ^2

.^ao) 3^2

The names of his parents as revealed to the above writer
and to (sic) ^iOofUJp JD0uJ^*d2 ^^*^2 were ^Jjja^ai and
\*^;^. Cp. Payne Smith, Thes. col. 348 (s. ^ObA^^2) ;
Cat. cols. 619, 626; Ass. B.O. t. iii. 1, p. 261 ; Budge, Book of
Governo7^s, vol. ii., p. 94 n. 2.

70—2



1108 Oo. 1. 29

This fragment ends :
^iOo^uAOu bdal^ ^2 9^bo23 UsoyJb 0)^4.3 0010

.^.^uti a*00)9 ^h»*9sM

b. A short account of the transmission of the writings of
the Old Testament from Hebrew to Greek, f 270 6.

c. An extract from a »^0iAu03A3 ^ftO, f. 271 6 :

lis3,'ya 'J^ ;^3ix ;l'oa U^i^ ^om ;^o^32 aA, ^iboi

XXI. A theological tract on our Lord's teaching for those
who have given themselves up to him, f. 273 a:

app 1^1 :sS<3y3 ^12^230 .v^o^^ada 0007 o.^^t2

^is^3k* IxJb yiCioaou«.\.3D oo; .007 \.a^3o : 00 «^

.Ao .M^»2^ j&ao M^bol ^33 2^*-'^*2
Ends on f. 298 a.

There are notes in Malayalim on the second of the blank
pages inserted at the beginning, also on p. 2 ; and on f. 189
there are various astronomical notes, days of the week, &c. in
Syr.-Mal.

There are several notes in Latin warning the reader that
the pages which follow contain prohibited matter (p. 127*



Oo. 1. 29; 1. 31 1109

f. 1616); ill some cases the warning has been left unfinished
(f. 187 b), or subsequently erased (f. 203 b).

On p. 1 is the heading in pencil : " Collection of Tracts," at
the end (f. 299 b) is the note : Hie liber est miscelaneas seu
continet opuscula varia. The outside title is : Tractata Theo-
LOGICA VARIA SyR.

Buchanan collection.



Oo. 1. 31

Paper, 7f in. by 5| ; 220 leaves ; 20 quires of 12 leaves, but
the first six have 10, and the last 4 ; signed with letters (begin-
ning with Ja), 20 — 21 lines on a page. Written in Nestorian
(occasionally pointed), probably of the xvii — xviiith cent.

The Acts and Epistles in the Peshitta version. The sections
are numbered separately in each book and continuously through-
out (the first is % and »,^^) as far as f. 87 a where a fresh
enumeration begins (e.g. f. 89 b, a and autJ).

1. Acts, f. 1 b.

2. S. James, f. 69 b.

3. 1 Peter, f. 75 a.

4. 1 John, f. 81 a. Ch. v. 7 is wanting on f 86 b.

Subscription, f. 87 a:
:n^ ^.jQ9.:kx5 :a^ <* ;a«As ^o^p ^isa\2 ^bAx

5. Romans, f. 87 a.

6. 1 Corinthians, f. 112 6.

7. 2 Corinthians, f. 137 «.

8. Galatians, f 153 6.

9. Ephesians, f 161 6.



1110 Oo. 1. 31; 1. 36

10. Philippians, f. 169 a.

11. Colossians, f. 175 a.

12. 1 Thessalonians, f. 180 a.

13. 2 Thessalonians, f. 184 h.

14. 1 Timothy, f. 187 a.
1.5. 2 Timothy, f. 193 6.

16. Titus, f. 197 6.

17. Pliilemon, f. 200 h.

18. Hebrews, f. 201 b. Ends on f. 220 a.

Mistakes and omissious have been made good by a later hand.

F. la is blank. There are notes (in pencil) on f. 217 a etc., and
in Syriac-Malayalim on ff. 54 6, 56 a, 58 6, 59 a, 61 a, 137 a, 146 a,
157 6, 177 6, 178 a, 183 a and 6, 191a, 205 a, 210 6, etc. On
f. 220 6 is the Alphabet of Bardesanes with the words:

.^^s^bo ^o] .^jfl .^Sl ^M ^^\^«iXbo y^a\ ;^o^2

At the foot appears to be written >a*jy^ (?) <jQ>3k^ SjA.

The contents are given on a tly-leaf.
At the head of f. 1 a in pencil. Ant. Praxeis et Egurta.
The title outside is Acta Apostolorum et Epistol^e.
Buchanan collection.

Oo. 1. 36

Paper, 7| in. by 5f ; 126 leaves in all (several are blank) ;
the pages (210) are numbered; quires, unsigned, generally of
10 leaves; 15 — 16 lines on the page. Written in a Nestorian
hand with occasional vowel-points (p. 51 Jacobite ?), and dated
A.D. 1749. The watermarks have the letters G. J [?]. R and

PRO PATRIA.



Oo. 1. 36 1111

The order of the celebration of the Eucharist, including
various liturgies, etc.

1. Introductory service, p. 1.

2. The liturgy of S. James, p, 37.

3. " Consecration of the elements " (cp. table of contents),
p. 59.

Subscription, p. 74, followed by a blessing:

4. The liturgy of S. Matthew the Shepherd, p. 76.

5. The liturgy of Xystus, p. 90.

6. Tiie liturgy of Mar Dionysius, (Jacob) bar Salibi, p. 101.

7. The liturgy of the Twelve Apostles, p. 112.

8. The liturgy of S. John, p. 127.

9. The liturgy of the Holy Fathers.
a. Of John of Harran, p. 143.

Subscription, p. 154 :

jQX4i2ou2 Jii.13 v>*? JQx.&2o«2 ^S^p 23o£iai2 ^shAx

. . joa : :stf3

This MS., therefore, was written by one John in A. Gr. 2060
= A.D. 1749.

10. Prooemia, concluding prayers (in the metre of Mar
Ephraim, p. 165 ; Jacob of Batnae, p. 177), and lessons, ending
with a prayer for the consecration of the vessels of the altar,
p. 209.

On a leaf inserted at the end is a copy of an order from
Mar Dionysius, metropolitan of India, introducing the priest
Zechariah. It is dated April 10th, 1802.



1112 Oo. 1. 36; 1. 39

•J"

oo>oufi>oaiou3 ^bkbo \a y^l li>\^ l^^ U^^ afa^sa
i\\o ;xjko Zii.^^ 2'3a2^ ??^f^? ^^^ 2^^o^a\,b0
;^o&b»«o^ 3o\^o23 ltiJ>^ ^>o l^ha ^XiA ;^L^o

;^^M.iJK.» ^b^o ;2boi30^ ^^2 ^3Jia ^o] Loo; .jso

.^^ TJOuS .0^3 2akiQ>^3 ^3m ^iQ3ul3

^72^. (i.e. Antioch) has been written in pencil at the head
of p. 1.

There is a list of the contents written at the beginning.
The title outside is ORDO precum syr.
Buchanan collection.

Oo. 1. 39

Paper, 7 in. by 4| ; 216 leaves, 27 quires of 12 and 4 leaves
alternately (but the last two have 6) ; 16 lines on a page
Written in a S. Indian Nestorian hand, with occasional points
of the xvii — xviiith cent.

The Wisdom Literature. The titles of the books are gene-
rally scrawled roughly without diacritical marks.

1. The Wisdom of Solomon, f. 3 a :

Begins :
l^y.to \^ A^^^ .j:^323 o;^&.o ;^o.a2^ o.bA.^3



Oo. 1. 39; 1. 40 1113

2. Proverbs of Solomon, f. 47 6 : ^V*? 2>^
F. 916:

3. Ecclesiastes, f. 104 a :

Subscription, f. 123 a:
^AMMM ^00)3 Xi09 ia ♦^ba«\ta (sic) ifs'ayo^ ^bo^

4. Ecclesiasticus, f. 123a: 23u.JCd 3^9 OT^bOOw.* .30JS
Subscription, f. 213 6:

.^auQ>x ^'asa l^^^ ^oa]^ .' 2x.a aoa ;^boOkM ^bokac

The books are divided into chapters which are numbered in
the body of the text continuously throughout.

Ff. 16, 2 a, 214 a, 6, 215 a and 216 a are blank, and there
are some Malayalim and Syriac scrawls on ff. 1 a, 215 6, 216 6.

The contents are written on a fly-leaf, also (incomplete) on
f. 2 6.

The title outside is Ben Asira et Hochmah Syr.

Buchanan collection.

Oo. 1. 40

Paper, 5^ in. by 3| ; 195 leaves (not 194, a leaf was omitted
between 60 and 61 ; the first 52 are unnumbered, then follow

100 with Syriac letters, the rest in Malayalim), f. 68 (o*) should



1114 Oo. 1. 40

come between tf. 27 and 28 (where ^*^3^0 ^Adk/dl^a is a

mistake for JbOuAO ^ajOia?); 13 — 14 lines in a page. Written
in at least two S. Indian Nestorian hands, with occasional
points, probably of the xviiith cent.

A Psalter comprising the following items :

1. The Psalms, according to the Peshitta version, with
headings, occasional prefatory prayers, canons, etc. The ^£S*m'!>M
and /L^OCT) are indicated in the text and margin. The halves
of each verse are marked. F. la:

^it^ >aisQda^ ^aa:» ;^x.» ^oi* ^3M9 07!^*^ \^

:a^ ^3M? Opl^O ^jOlO ;3\bO X.03 ^isc^? ;^3m»93

Ps. v., f 5a; cp. above, Add. 1966, p. 25 sq.

2i» (f- 5 b) U.y^o U39 ^oo^aa ^.t^ \^ m^ "^fV?
«SaisjQ»2o U^ fiso^ Abo *> y«A <* ^5 *> lal ^3
(sic) yl&^^^^ .M0p2o ^S^bo ^isiV,? ^^JoS jso^ <* u^o^a

Ps. xliv., f. 51 6; cp. Add. 1966, p. 26 sq.



Oo. 1. 40 1115

2. The Song of Moses, preceded by a prayer (Exod. xv.),
f. 188 a.

3. The Song of Isaiah (xlii. 10—13, xlv. 8), f. 189 b.

i. The second Song of Moses (Dcut. xxxii. 1—21 a), f. 190 a.
5. The third Song of Moses (Dcut. xxxii. 21 6—43 a), f. 192 a.

Subscription, f. 194 6:

.;o^23 uoroiaiVi ;*iJK2?o Zso»? ;^**ax^ 7i^

The MS. is in poor condition and is much repaired.

At the end are 9 loose leaves comprising Ps. i. 4— ix. 12
with spaces left for headings etc.

Round the margin of f. 123 a (Syr. aS,) runs the following
(alphabet?):

Top of the page :

♦:♦ a* ♦:♦ « ♦ o] ♦:♦ m* ♦ -«* ♦ ? ♦ ^ ♦ ^

Left-hand :

Foot : ♦:♦ a* ♦ »^ ♦ ?a ♦ o ♦:♦ Ik ♦ 01 ♦:♦ «« ♦ ^

Right-hand :

Title: LiBER PSALMORUM SyRIACE.

Buchanan collection.



1116 Oo. 1. 43; 1. 44

Oo. 1. 43

Paper, 6 in. by 4 ; 188 leaves ; quires unsigned ; 13 lines on
the page. Written in a mixed S. Indian hand, probably of the
xviiith cent.

Prayer-book for the canonical hours of the ferial days of the
week, according to the usage of the Jacobites, f. 2a:

.^ox M^dl^^ ^l a atA ^ ^a'Soa^

1. Monday, f. 2 a.

2. Tuesday, f 43 a.

3. Wednesday, f. 73 a.

4. Thursday, f. 100 a.

5. Friday, f. 129 a.

6. Saturday, f. 158 b.

F. 67 b is blank, and ff. 184 b sqq. are by a different hand.

At the head of f. 2 a are the words Antioch and Korbana in
pencil. F. 1 contains a prayer. On f. 188 b are the words
^Si^A OkXerj, also a scrawl mentioning the priest Philip Mar
Joannes (OdOuuIOul) teacher of Amid.

The title outside is LITVRGIA SYRIACE.

Buchanan collection.



Oo. 1. 44

Paper, o\ in. by 4 ; 226 leaves (some numbered with Syriac
letters) ; quires unsigned ; 13 — 15 lines on the page. Written
in several Nestorian hands of the xvii — xviiith century.



Oo. 1. 44 1117

Hymns and Exordia (^'iox), sung "before and after" the
ferial days," f la*:

,{sic) ?^* mX }'^&oou 3^3o 73abti9 ^'Soxo ^NaoS<

1. Monday, f. 1 h.
Tuesday, f. 4 h.
Wednesday, f. 8 a.
Thursday, f. 9 h.

The first Friday, f. 13 a.
The middle Friday, f. 14 h.
The last Friday, f. l(\h.
Saturday, f. 18 6.

2. F. 21 a, ;;Xm23 IfO^ dO^.

Monday, f. 21 a.
Tuesday, f. 24 a.
Wednesday, f. 26 h.
Thursday, f. 28 a.
The last Saturday, f. 81 a.

Subscription, f. 33 a:

.{sic) }ia^»A ;^:aoo«3 ;a»33 ;6s1^ax^9 Ua^ :a\x

3. Services for the evening and morning of each day.
Monday, f. 33 h.

Tuesday, f. 39 a.
Wednesday, f. 45 a.
Thursday, f. 49 a.
Friday, f. 54 a.
Saturday, f. 60 h.

4.

Monday, f. 64 h.
Tuesday, f. 69 h.
Wednesday, f. 74 h.

* For the Shurdyc, and the K'^dhdm u Bdthar see Badger, Nestorians, vol. ii.,
pp. 20, 23. For similar mss. cp. Zotenberg, p. 183; Saebau, Cat. p. 1G7 sq.



1118 Oo. 1. 44; Add 2721-^

Thursday, f. 87 b.
Friday, f. 94 a.
Saturday, f. 102 a.

5. Various, including:

a. Prayer for Sunday evening, f. 109 6 :

6. Prayers for festivals, etc., beginning, f. 118 a:

c. F. 168 a, ^1390^3 ^:so^^.

d. F. 179 6, ;&33o^3 ;^o^^.

e. F. 203 a, ^xboi? ;£so^^.

f. A discourse of Mar Epbraim, beginning, f. 206 a :
^ 5^30!K ^bo ;&2 IpOM ^ loj^l 'p^^l m^9 2bM2b9

Ff. 147 6, 197 6—200, 225 6 are blank, and there is some
Syr.-Malayalim on f. 202 6.

The title outside is LITURGIA SYRIACA.
Buchanan collection.

Add. 272^-'

Some 200 leaves, nearly all of which are torn and mutilated,
written in Jacobite of the xv — xvith cent. Buchanan collection.

1. Paper, 12|^in. by 9; 121 leaves (numbered with Syriac
letters); 18 quires, signed with Armenian letters, of 10 leaves,
but the first is missing, the third and sixteenth have 9, the
second, eleventh, thirteenth and fifteenth 8, the fourth and
eighth G, the sixth, ninth, fourteenth and seventeenth 7, the
seventh and tenth 5, and the last 1. The MS. is in a dilapidated



Add. 272^-^ 1119

condition, ff. 38, 61, 62 and 77 are only half- leaves, and f. 53 is
a mere fragment. The original MS. consisted of at least 171
leaves (counting only 1 for the last quire), and apparently the
seventh quire had 12 leaves, the eighth 11, the eleventh 9, and
the seventeenth 8.

Written in 2 columns of about 25 lines in Jacobite ; Greek
points introduced here and there by a later hand; probably of
the XV — xvith cent. In several places the faded characters
have been touched up by a later hand. It contains :

The Gospels divided into lessons which are numbered sepa-
rately for each book. The name of the Gospel was probably
written at the head of each leaf.

(1) Matthew, f. 1. Missing, chaps, i., ii,, v. 23 — 45,
vi. 18— vii. 8, X. 2—25, xvi. 3—26, xviii. 10— xix. 20, xxi. 1—23,
xxvii. 35 a (after ]m c^*~^) — 60, xxviii. 16 — end.

(2) Mark, f. 37. Missing, chaps, i. 1—18, iii. 11— iv. 5,
V. 39— ix. 2, ix. 47— x. 21, xi. 13— xii. 25, xiv. 33—59, xv. 19—
xvi. 16.

(3) Luke, f. 53. Missing, chaps, i. 35— ii. 28, vi. 1—23,
45 — vii. 15, viii. 6 — ix. 11, xii. 51 — xiii. 16, xxiii. 33 — xxiv. 24.

(4) John, f. 91 a. Missing, chaps, i. 45 — ii. 19, iii, 14 —
36, iv. 22—46, vi. 56— vii. 8, viii. 55— ix. 19, xi. 39— xii. 5, xix.
6—24, xxi. 7—25.

Lk. ch. xxii. 17, 18 and John ch. xi. 53 — xii. 11 are omitted,
the doxology is added in Mt. ch. vi. 13 6, and in Lk. ch. x. 1 the
reading is ' seventy.' There are scrawls in Malayalim and
Syriac-Mal. on ff. 34, 35. The first quire may have contained
in addition to chaps, i. — ii. an index.

2. Paper, fullest size 12| in. by 9, about 70 leaves, num-
bered (varying from |^u to »_KKrD), consisting of parts of quires
63 — 67 ; 2 columns of from 25 to 28 lines. Written in Jacobite
of about the same age as the preceding.

The MS., which is in a dilapidated condition, consists of



1120 Add. 272^-^

homilies for the festivals and Sundays of the year. Each homily
contains the prayer of Mar Jacob (^oo-Qi^ «-»^SD5 1Zq_L^).

Owing to the state of this MS. no attempt has been made to
arrange the leaves in their proper order. The following are
the contents of fif. 1 — 5 :

F. 1 6 : lAX? U-^rD ]SdclD5.

F. 2 a: ^-.^^moo > Av ^ g^^ lji-»rO ]n ■ '^r^'> Unn^.

F. 2 6: ^-i^ ,^A^^?-

F. 3rt: ]o\om^ ]p^»?-

F. 4a: ]i W? i^j lk)QJD5.

F. 5 a : ] i \\? U^r^ toa^j.

3. A leaf (much torn), fullest size 10 in. by 8; 2 columns of
21 lines. Written in a large Jacobite hand, of about the same
age as the preceding.

A commemoration (cp. the quotations below) of Mar Dimet
or Domitius (. ^^ ■. ;) of »cdo5q-D ; see Payne Smith, Thes. col.
885 quoting Bar Ali.

a. Col. 2, 1. 3 sqq. :

lb., 1. 11 sq.:
]j.^.O ^21113 IJOl^ AjI-k.0 Z^^IL »CDO?CLD u^jQ^ ^

b. Col. 1, 1. 4 sqq. :

.l,-».ki^2. ^ j^lL 1^^055 .IlsQ-^ ^-*-^^ «coo\o^

."joxl^ locn wjcrijjj (sic) >QomV)5; ^oi .(^Jol^D (j5 p



Add. 272^-'; 285''-^ 1121

It is accompanied \Yith a prayer of Mar Jacob.

4. A fragment, fullest size 11^ in. by 6f ; 2 columns.

It contains Mt. chap. ii. 8 — 23, divided into lessons, and
may have formed part of a later supply to (1).

5. A fragment, fullest size 9^ in. by 5^ ; 1 column of
17 lines.

Part of a collection of homilies, similar to (2) above, the
present piece deals with the Transfiguration.

6. A fragment, fullest size lOf in. by 5|-; 2 columns of 17
and 24 lines. Of about the same age as (1), to which, perhaps,
it once belonged as a supply.

It contains Mark, ch. viii. 21 — ix. 2 divided into lessons.

7. Two fragmentary leaves, 12^ in. by 8 ; 2 columns of
30 lines. Written on better paper and by a different hand.

It contains homilies similar in character to (2) above.

Add. 28532-35

A number of loose leaves belonging to a mass of miscel-
laneous papers, for which see E. G. Browne, Hand-list of
Muhammadan MSS., no. 1510.

32. Paper, 16 in. by 11, 1 leaf of 30 lines, modern Nestorian
hand with occasional points. Prayers and portions of services.

33. Paper, 9| in. by 7 J, 8 leaves, 29 lines. Written wholly
in Malayalim in Syriac (Nestorian) characters. Apparently a
theological homily or discourse.

34. A fragment of paper, 4| in. by 4i 9 lines. Part of
a service in Syriac with the rubrics in Malayalim in Syriac
(Nestorian) characters.

B. c. 71



1122 Add. 285^ - ^=; 1115; 1852i-^ 1855

35. Paper, G loose leaves, greatest size 10 in. by 7, 17 lines.
Written in Jacobite, possibly of the xvith or xviith cent., with
mixed points here and there. Various hymns and prayers.
Among the rubrics are ^xi^;^] ^^Loj ]LciL^ ff. 2 6, 4 b, and
the words ] » .W? ]^k)r^ )!iDao, f. Sb,



Add. 1155

A manuscript-book, 160 leaves, about 12 in. by 9^, contain-
ing a Neo-Syriac Lexicon in the Jacobite character. The
meanings are in English, and in many cases the pronunciation
is added.

From f. 69 b onwards it is written in two columns.

Bought of the Rev. S. S. Mitchell of Rome, 29th April, 1875.

Add. 18521-2

Fly-leaves. Consisting of:

1. 8 leaves of paper, about Sf in. by 5^, 17 lines on the
page, containing homilies, prayers, etc. in Jacobite Karshuni,



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