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;iiAo^A ^^ a^V^ ^iN>^ ^iSp ^\,^ w^A \^3 23yJ.^3

2. Funeral services for other ranks, f. 169 6 :

The last of these is on bodies removed from one grave to
another, f. 172 6 :

.2aaA^ liaJd ^tp juI ;iM»3 isa^siop ;»9 ^os^

3. Various songs, ^33^», f. 173 a.

Subscription, f. 188 6:

^a ^^3 Ixipso ^"sop moio^JS ^3po6a oJxx\.x

4. Verses in strophes each of two lines in twelve-syllabled
metre, f. 1886:

5. Verses in strophes of four lines in twelve-syllabled
metre, f. 197 a :

74—2



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'. ;3^Sbbo9

6. Order of "consolations" or "consolatory discourses" (for
the dead), f. 203 a. Cp. Wright, Cat. Brit. Mus., dxxiii.— v. :

^lapa ^d^2 l^i..*^^ ^^p ^«»3uti .;2.«oL33 ^Axa^V^

7. Other " consolations " beginning with those for priests,
f. 206 a :

.;x*xd9 ^«boa^ 22«a33 ^aj^'^ . . . ^oN

Imperfect.

A note on f 1 a states that this MS. was written by the
priest Khaushabh bar 'Aziz for the priest Behnam bar Simeon
in A. Gr. 1852 = a.d. 1541.

^m ;^A^ ^3^AO ^A330 ^^3u« .^O . v^SdS qiS

^.^SLbaw^o ;2i»&»^o ^2 ^3J;3 ^^A>2o wO.332 .ceo

. ^*bo2 ^'^3 ^^Aa^a ^:s9^o

The same owner has inscribed his name on the margins of
ff. 126 6, 127 a.

^idaat M :ziAcr?.3 i» ;auxb3 Uu\ b^ss {sic) u007^*2



Add. 2044, 2045 1173

There are scrawls on ff. 81 h sqq., 114 h, etc.

Bound in boards, with traces of title in ink on the cloth



cover.



(A fragment of paper which was found in this MS. is now
marked Add. 2071".)



Add. 2045

Paper, about 8^ in. by 6 ; 117 leaves ; 12 quires, signed with
Syriac letters, of 10 leaves, but the fourth has 11, and the
last 6 ; 19 lines on a page (but, exceptionally, 30 on f 83 a).
Written in pointed Nestorian and dated a.d. 1686.

A Sacerdotal or Priests' Office-book according to the usage
of the Daira 'EUaita ; see Add. 1984, pp. 283 sqq. above.

1. Prayers for the ferial days.

F. 9 6 (marg.): ^AdJSp : ^3>«0», f 11a (raarg.) : : ^a^sObO

2. Liturgies or Eucharistic Services.

a. The liturgy of the blessed Apostles, f 17 6:

.^siio^ ?^At3 ^30kti
6. The liturgy of Theodore of Mopsuestia, f. 32 6.
c. The liturgy of Nestorius, f 43 a.
Subscription, f 60 a :
.;x9ad ^^a ^^ ♦^ojSlo •^i» vSao.^ ?Ax

3. The Consecration of fresh Leaven (called 'the King'),
f. 60 6.



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4. The order of Baptism, as arranged by the catholicus
Isho'-yabh of Hedhaiyabh, f. 67 h.

5. Huttame, by Mar 'Abhd-isho' bar Berikha, f. 83 6 :



^ox«3a^ uibaS ^?^^? l^iP ^^^ >^^? ^:ao^Gu»

.^^32p ^fr^ktta uO^o^aIo : ^a^Ss ya

a. F. 83&; see p. 290 (10 a).

b. Another, f. 85 a ; see p. 291 h.

c. F. 86 6 ; see p. 291 c.

d. F. 87 6; see p. 291 d.

e. F. 89 a ; beginning :

-o^ouf wtO^o .^2 ^oa]3 ^^

/ F. 91 a ; see p. 291 e.
g. F. 916; see p. 291/
h. F. 92 6; see p. 292 (/.
i. F. 96 6, by 'Attaye bar 'Ateli, beginning :
.;ba^i ^ %^ 4^*00x6^0 .;aoiboo30 ;^3»^o ^30^

Alphabetical, from 4s to 2.
j. Another (alphabetical) by 'Attaye, f. 98a, beginning:
pubb^ ^*f^\ uoiosl ^boe . :a!i^ ^bo >Ad.3 ^^is.*2



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k F. 100 a, beginning :

Each stanza begins with ^ LxuiJtbO.

?. For the ofifering to the dead, f. 102 6 :

«.^ MO^AsLti ;&^A*a.»o Zs^oAA^bo .;um ^o^Ai «^2

Alphabetical. Followed by an acrostich with the name
Gabriel :

.apA^ \*ya\ X^**^

6. Other Huttame by Mar 'Abhd-isho'.

a. F. 104 6 ; see p. 288 (9 a).

b. Beginning, f. 106 a :

\art : lis 3 ;^^6i^ 07^i..««3 ^00^-3 ?-t^23 ^«^.«2

Alphabetical.

c. F. 108 a; see p. 292 (/.

d. F. 109 h, beginning :

«^o^^ ^^x : W^oa Xod ;M.*Xbo ^oxp ^^^ap ^32

Alphabetical.

e. F. Ilia; /. f. 112a; g. f. 113a; h. f. 114a; see

pp. 288 (c), 292 {h, i, j).

7. The Order of Consecration of polluted water, f. 115a;
see p. 287 (6).



1176 Add. 2045

The colophon (f. 116 a) states that this MS. was finished in
A.Gr. 1997 = a.d. 1686 by the scribe OAlaOSl (cp. tf. 60 a, 83 h),
it was begun at ^OSsO in Tergawer and was finished at the
church of Zai'a in the city of Gogtapa, in the days of Mar
Elias catholic patriarch of the East, and Mar John bishop of
♦^ii^ etc.

F. 116 a:

^3^ MO^obAM^ o^Iooao ;.i.M.i..x.» ;&33a6«3 :a\j:

^^a^xl (f 116 6) .io .;3u.M ISoS ^5^2 ^Aal^ 0^3 z^

.lioiso ^^M Va^Aa^ Iha^oA ^oati 7X1.3^ u^i^a ^?^
.boS^bisa J^kA^s 2SM33 Uaa^a aoA^ ^a^bo ^oosixaa

.;!^aAO&3 JmOI >«a30 X*32? li^^bS .'^wyOXbO ^Oj,^A^3



.^ouc3>3 .^2o^^2 ^^a^i \a ^bp 070^33 23o^^^ a^V^^^
07^OA^a»30 ZiNA&aitts jQ>i.Ai«i^,^ laSoish ;A2 w*aibo .ono

^Xm^Ou. ub>^ (f 117 a) .^XO .-^0l3.«.^3 ^3.V, ^iOSOAS

^>^D .ao .^^i3bb2o ^aio 30^3>sO ^'^!^p ^aajS3^l



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.oco .OCT? ^op a/^^yao

F. 1 a is blank. Bound in boards with an old half illegible
fragment written in Nestorian Estrangela.

Add. 2046

Paper, about 8^ in. by G^ ; 104 leaves (in poor condition) ;
13 quires (imperfect), signed with Syriac letters, of 10 leaves,
but the first is missing, the third has 8, the eleventh and
twelfth together 18, the fifth and the last 4 ; 19 lines in a page.
Written in a regular Nestorian hand of the xixth cent.

A Sacerdotal or Priests' Office-Book, imperfect.

1. Prayers for the ferial days etc. It includes: —

a. (Beginning lost) Prayers.

b. F. 9 6 :

c. Huttame, ^^O^Om.

The subscription (f 17 6) mentions the scribe Elias.

. ^JQ>03^ : uOV>o^2

2. Liturgies or Eucharistic Services.

a. The liturgy ascribed to Addai and Mari, f. 18 a, cp.
f. 26 a.

On f 35 b there is a syuodical canon and question with the
answer thereto, see p. 284 above.



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h. Tlie liturgy of Theodore of Mopsuestia, f. 36 a.

c. The liturgy of Nestorius, f. 45 b.

This is followed by the canon isj^M^, f. 60 a ; see p. 285.

3. The Consecration of fresh Leaven (called ' the King '),
f. 63 a ; see p. 286 (4).

4. The Consecration of an Altar without oil, f. 67 6 ; see
p. 286 (3).

5. Order of Absolution, by the catholicus Isho'-yabh, f. 87 a ;
see p. 287 (7).

6. Dimissory hymns, ^b9«S0LM, by 'Abhd-isho', metropolitan
of Nisibis, and others, f. 90 i :

^^^^3 .CEO .l^JLti A<3^33 2»^0u« ^b9 \^^ ^^3dA3

^^^a^lAs <• ;*&bob23o ^3o^^ ^V^^o^a\,*bo A^Qt^aaSy w*^ha^

a. F. 90 6 ; b. f. 91 i ; c. f. 93 a ; see p. 288, 9 a, b, c.

d. For the Dominical festivals, f. 94 a; see p. 289/.

e. Another Huttama, f. 98 a :

.iiaXj^ lia'yoJbp ^bo^eu*

Beginning :

^bos ;booc7>s .;j.3^p i^^ ;»4 .lu^ u>^^ *so2^

Alphabetical 4s^oCD, imperfect.
/. Fragment of an alphabetical poem from «,,,^^to ^; f. 99.



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g. By Yalda of Alkcjsh, the scribe, f. 99 & :

.xo .;^/i3 ^2 ;^^ L^b^ji ;o^2 \«2 •> ^na op

Alphabetical.

7. Other Huttame, by Mar 'Abhd-isho', f. 100 6 :

a. F. 101a; h. f. 102 6; c. f. 103 6; see Add. 1984
(10 a, hj), p. 209 sq.

fZ. Beginning, f. 104 6:

Imperfect. See f. 202 g.

This MS. also contains an imperfect fragment of 32 leaves
(ff. 105 — 136), 81 in. by Q\, 20 lines on a page, later Nestorian
writing, comprising portions of services, Huttame etc., viz. :

F. Ilia: the Liturgy of Theodore.

F. 116 6: ;ta3u.^3:3 ;««33^ 7>aJ:)3 ;^a^^.

F. 123 6: the Liturgy of Nestorius.

F. 132 6 : the beginning of a priest's sacerdotal.

In addition to this ff. 137 — 140 is an entirely modern
supply, on blue paper, 8^ in. by 6, 19 lines on a page, of the
same character as the above.

There are notes on ff. 18 6, 19 a, 31 6, 111 a, 111 6, 112 a.

Ff. 131, 132 a are blank. Bound in boards.

Add. 2047

Paper, 9 in. by 6| ; 109 leaves, 12 quires of 10 leaves,
signed with Syriac letters, but the fifth has 12, the eighth to
eleventh 8, and the last 5 ; 20 lines on a page. Written in a
neat Nestorian hand, and dated A.D. 1729.



1180 Add. 2047

Two Liturgies :
I. The Liturgy for Palm Sunday, f . 1 6 :

On f. 47 a is the marginal note : Ixo^p ^iiOXp /Lo .
F. 52 a begins :
1\m, SSi a^^ ^*a^^.bo ^fOMbos ^Xm2 Ibajoa ^o^

Subscription, f. 73 b :

IL The Order of the Solemn Festival of the Resurrection,
f 73 6:

.^bAi..£J3 2\ou*? Ii0y^\

The colophon (f 105 a) states that this MS. was finished on
the 18th of January, A. Gr. 2040 = ad. 1729, by the scribe
Solomon b. David (cp. f. 73 b above), in Tergawer, in the days
of Mar Simeon, catholic patriarch of the East, and Mar Henan-
isho'.

: op iiQ>\jis3.bo^ ^«3^ *^ojA ^3^23 :« l^iiO ?ji'oo i^AX
.j:o '. ^bo2 : ^X3^32 2&3ojq>3 :sou3
solX.^^? ^3^3 23:s23 ;ioi Uay\, ^^isxlo u3^x2

.j;o .«^aXij.XM Vi^iao .jco .^b Iv»o<3o



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.3u03 iXfXJb oa (f. 105 6) .JEO

Ou f. 105 b is the Siigitba of the thief upon the cross.

According to f. 107 6, this MS. was written for E[zeki]el (?)
bar Isaac on behalf of the church of Mar Cyriacus :

^ibou^bo ^bo^tipo ;.3l^3:o23 ^A.a«»3 ^^^ ajjsis^l

"pyJso ^.bp (7) l\ip ^toaJ^-lhaJb uxbos ^i^pu^ \\^

Another note, ib., in a later cursive hand refers to the
installation of M. Abraham bishop of Urumiyah etc.

.;jsA<'ibo «^oo7\a3 Ixh hoXjiSs ^i\ 0) i*^JOi op^s ^^^2

.OKO

F. 108 a is part of a service book.

On f. .52 a is a picture in black and red of our Lord riding
into Jerusalem. There are scrawls on ff. 31 6, 32 a, 75 6, 94 6,
108 sq. etc., and a rough drawing or design on f. 55 6. On f 1 a
are the words " Oi'oomah college " in pencil.

Bound in boards.

Add. 2048

Paper, about 6^ in. by 4^; 95 leaves (in poor condition, the
last being a mere fragment) ; 9 quires of 12 leaves, signed with
Syriac letters, but the first has 6, the seventh and eighth 14,
and the fourth is wanting; 17 lines on a page. Written in an
inelegant Nestorian hand of the xviiith cent.



1182 Add. 2048, 2049

The volume, which is imperfect, consists of services, and
hymns.

a. An alphabetical hymn for Palm-Sunday, f. la.

b. Another, f. 2 h.

The marginal note ?^\-nOiT occurs on ff. 8 a, 35 a, and 36 6.
On f. 38 a (marg.) : 2a^^3.

c. ^axbay^io^, f. 38 6.

The marginal note ^^^JmaOX occurs on ff. 40 b, 43 6, 48 a,
50 a, 516, 58 a, 6, 60 6.

d. An alphabetical sedra, beginning f. 66 a :

e. Another, f. 81a:



^2 ^01 ^bb p3U>b03 XA3 Op . • ^oV^? 233kA> ^OJN

.;^3 ^0«32 JS2.d£>3 2^*323 U^t\

f. Another, f. 85 a :

.;1i90m» ^«xti^»3 l^''^Jl l^yfa ^o:s

There are Syriac scrawls on ff. 18 a, 29 a, 30 a, 31 a, 90 a.
Bound originally in boards, with traces of a title in ink, and
fragments of Syriac on the cloth covers.

Add. 2049

Paper, 5f in. by 4; 43 leaves (rather stained); 5 quires of
10 leaves, signed with Syriac letters, but the first has 6, the
fourth 12, and the last 5 ; 17 lines on the page. Written in a
neat Nestorian hand, with some points, of the xviiith cent.

The order of the Solemnization of Matrimony, imperfect
(both beginning and end are wanting). It includes : —



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a. The Benediction of the Bridegrooms, f. 4 a :

b. The Benediction of the Garments, f. 20 a :

c. The Ordering of the Crowns, f. 27 a :

d. The Benediction of the Bridegroom, f. 416.
Alphabetical.

e. The Benediction of the Bride, f. 426:

Alphabetical, breaks off in the middle of the ^ stanza.
Bound in boards, with faint traces of a title in Syriac.

Add. 2050

Paper, 6| in. by 4|^ ; 63 leaves, imperfect, originally of at least
5 quires, but the first is wanting, the second has 15, the third
14, and the fourth and fifth 16 ; the additional leaves ff. 47, 58
belong elsewhere ; 16 lines on a page. Written in two or three
Nestorian hands, and dated (f. 23 a) A.D. 1788 (?).

I. 1. The beginning, which is imperfect, contains various
questions and answers, including an order of Baptism, f. 3 6:

The subscription (f 23 a) states that this MS. was written by
Gabriel son of the priest Cyriacus in the year 2099 (?)=A.D. 1788.



1184 Add. 2050

2. Psalms or versicles for various occasions, f. 23 6 :
Beginning :

3. A history of the world from the earliest times, im-
perfect, beginning, f. 24 a :

a. F. 37 6 :

.33^ ;»3is«o :932 ^bo3 ;Ax .;^^ti ;^S2 71^

6. F. 43 a :

;»3^o :s32 ^p ;dj.x3 (f. 43 1) . ^^.3^3 ;^^2 p^

c. F. 60 6 :

.^is3 ;^2 :a^

The last leaf (f. 63 6) ends as follows :
2^32 ^bp ;a^A3 230& ^««««^2 2^313.V, 303ibai [I»a.3o

v^oo^3 2'3k»oA a^-tilo .ai^ 9«^o 07^0 sos^ba^ ^^lo

II. Ff. 47, 58 are loose leaves (6 in. by 4^, 17 lines on the
page), probably older than the rest of this MS., containing a



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small portion of the Apocalypse or Vision of S. Paul. Their
correct order is ff. 58, 47.

The fragment corresponds to the translation published in
the Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. viii., p. 200,
1. 19 (from foot) to p. 201, 1. 19 (from foot), and Tischendorf,
Apocalypses Apocryphae, p. 54, n. 26, 1. 4 to p. 55, n. 29, 1. 13.
See above. Add. 2043, p. 1167 sq.



Add. 2051

Paper, Gf in. by 4| ; 65 leaves (numbered in Syriac up to
15) ; 8 quires, signed, of 8 leaves, the last has 7, and is followed
by an insertion of 2 ; 16 lines on a page. Written in neat
regular Nestorian, and dated A.D. 1842.

A book of the belief of the Syrians called the Kethabhd dha-
Kenuntd by the priest Sabha. Cp. below Add. 2052. F. 26 :

^;sa ^^a^ba^ ^SkX^ l**JS,':o S^ox^ v^.»p %*.>* \iw

1. On the Syrians and their language, f . 2 & :

2. A hymn on the two natures and essences of Christ, and
on the ditference between ^bOOOiiJ and JjyA, f. 4 6:

.JXA ^b9 2bOO^ ^XaO^ ^30dO ^o

* Add. 2052 reads >&tO\3>1?.

B. c. 75



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3. A hymn setting forth the seven mysteries of the Syrian
church, I 20 b:

;*^30A3 ;^^^^ ^32 ;^3JE (sic) ^OM^ ^O^ AO^



.;4^«« c;^ loan l^^xsop (f 21 a) .ha]

4. On the holy oil, the olive-oil, called the horn, f 28 a:

Uiiio ^070^^23 .Ix^yJb (sic) ^^^boa ^ox^3o» do^

5. On the faith of the true Eastern Syrians, f 33 a :

;LM&>bo ;m3ojq>3 ^:sa3i*3a»3 (f. 33 b) ^^03.^30^0 ao:s

6. Exposition of the sign of our Lord, £ 36 6 :

7. Explanation of the fatherhood of the priest, f 43 a :

• l^a^p 2^oop2

8. A song on the deceit of this world etc., by the priest
Sabha, f 45 6 :

.;buQ» 23U&tjp 9^? ouis*lo ;x^ ^o^3 o;^XmO ;x*3^



.oco -^Sf\fM ^^ u33 u'abo ^jap

* Add. 2052 reads simply ^.*30A>3 4sOJ>*30M.



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9. On the soul's repentance and on teaching, by the same,
f. 53 a :

Alpliabetical.

10. Another, on the soul's repentance, by the same, f. 56 6 :
^o \tl3 l3JS> lx»XJbp a!^p .;x^ 6^o6sp 230] ^2



^2 l^OO) JSaoi .26s0.3.aA^ ^iO ^.m33 ^2 .JJpfO

Alphabetical.

The colophon (ff. SOtsqq.) states that this book was com-
piled by the priest Sabha, and that the MS. was written in the
year 1842 (A. Gr. 2153), in the days of Mar Simeon, catholic
patriarch of the East. The scribe was the deacon Lazarus son
of the priest Sabha.

.;ii'o2 [? ^S.»a^*] ^o«M lifJytia hoi ;3ftsa ^6^a^2 (f. 61 a)
.jio .;^c^^2^ ;32 ^boou3 .;3^'i3 i^oS .^^ll ^ixs

huxh >3 3f^!^ Uxsxxro (f. 61 6) .^ .j:^3^o ^ai^o ^3

A note on f. 61 b states that in this year was born Simeon
bar George bar Sabha.

* The scribe apparently meant to erase this word.

75—2



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F. 62 a begins :

oioao^ '^ 2Xm ^3 .l*,i^o'i *^isapl oyaStp ^^^'^l

On f. 64 6 is the marg. note ^AofiStiS loSoJb, and on
f. 65 6 the heading 4o&*b0a>.M v3o£s.

Ff. 1, 2 a are blank. On the edge of f. 1 6 are the fragments
i^\iti9 and ^aJQ>OA.

Add. 2052

Paper, 6Jin, by 4|^; 65 leaves (numbered in Syriac as far as
f. 60); 7 quires of 10 leaves, but the last has 5 ; 16 lines on the
page. Written in Nestorian, and dated A. Gr. 2140 = a.d. 1829.

Another copy of the Kethabhd dha-Kenuntd ; see above
Add. 2051, pp. 1185 sqq.

1. f. la; 2. f. 3a(^30^ ^v^aftsa «.aM \*.m3 ae^

;»aittO ;j-A) ; 3. f. 19 6 ; 4. f. 27 a ; 5. f. 32 6 ; 6. f. 36 b ;

7. f. 44 a ; 8. f. 47 6 ; 9. f. 55 6 ; 10. f 60 a.

The colophon (f 63 ft sqq.), which is imperfect, states that
this MS was written in the days of Mar Simeon.

b^a >s*lsoyJb a]xx^ (f. 64 a) .jeo .^yJb ;3^a (f 68 6)
uo^ao l^ia U^a*p :Atil2 ^jju ^a ^focti ^^.^bo ^a)



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/il .vii .3c?* /i ^a^o (f. 04 6) ^a2 ^»o -Ja^o ^al

«^o7^ l*,.J.2<xa> ^ ^y^yM,o . ?y>\^'a2 Jya o^3o2

;o^2 ;^Xm.30 .;j.booA ;.b03^ «^oa2 oa.3.^uX.o >^oa^2

.^iolo ^2 c^baA :ox ^ay^

The colophon is followed by an enigma by the scribe :

.jco .23e6sA l3kto ^A^boa ^:sayMo2 aofs

On the first of the two leaves inserted at the beginning
are the words ^aoa )*aOA, on the second are traces of

F. 05 is blank.
Bound in boards.

Add. 2053

Vellum, about 6f in. by 5^; 2 leaves, 27 — 31 lines on the
page. Written in Nestorian Estrangela, probably of the
xii — xiiith cent. In several instances where the writing had
become faint a later hand has touched up the MS. with red ink.

These fragments, which were once used for binding, consist
of short lioniilies on select passages. They seem to be trans-
lated ffom the Greek, and in some cases they are supplemented
by alternative renderings (in Jacobite).

The fragment begins, f. 1 a :
. . . p

. 1 1 i "1 • "^-»' r^A.i .*ca=3 .^l.k.i:^a p^^io-a ^*T<'ca\jL



1190 Add. 2053

— C^m.va .i^jfla^Q,\ K'iixrja rf-AjCvirs.i '^^^coa

00C71 ^j;:i»

rdLsr^ vA K'cxk-.i rcl^LjCix. K'Ai ^^^iiA* .xi"i=j^r<'a

.%iij».l ^.xLiP^ r<'on.*._:53 ^ r^.T-a.^ .T - t-s >«cx.m caA ocn

J.20
OOCT3.1 ^xLrdi.i vyr^* •. Klx-Sa-xA jaA-flon i^-rj ^-Snio

oo^octAk' r^-UMCV-. ^APeLxi^ r^O-jju-tia . rd_i._L.'S»a_r .m

^___oiJ3CU r^-raOAA.T r<ll^*r<' . r^r»."U3 r^jj^Ax. Aiw ^ii.o

"j-iJCLCuL

Ar^.l c\oa\ .rf-X-Ari-ia ndiTacXA-o r<'^A^=3 rC'cnAK' .-Vm
— vrA r^'jA.raO.x- ^X.isoK' (f. 1 6) ^m ^^^a> ."%^
^AK* .jjAv^-.IOK' vrv^^^M.t K'AvxflaSLO r<'^^*.T»r«sA ,<^
K'^A^.a *. r<'^a_»^A^."1 rt'-A-Ooori' r<'.tjjA ^T^Jtrc*!



Add. 2053 1191

. rVi-ib-J^i oacn . . n <=^ «" r^A ooco ^istnt. ^:t>a3.i
. K'^OcaArc' ^a,AA-»l_5»3,i r^_=jio t<lx_fla-^ oco re'\T<'i
.*coc\^*r<'.i ocia r<'^Lt?3 r^L>.ix4j..» ifioa^K' :Uk. rc'.i cali^ro
A .i.ifc.^\x-r<' A\Ocn r^.*^^.i vync' . rdaK*.! cn-racv. s-'n

^cnoo\.»r<'.'l ^cvjj . rclz^.tii rt'-m-i \ t. Ajik. cna\CV.iixj^a

.1^ cn^a.\ ji:Lv^ ^oai**- . h\.*rdi::n(\h\..ry3 ji^i r^crArc'
:A*.i rsi.ix\.\a r<'JOoa\ rC'cn^r^ f<lak.ia jJirs ^X«^z^^»

vy^rC* .tm.1 .ii..lia .rclx.*.iX3 rtfluoiio K'inAO r^rar^A
.r>i.l A\j»l — reli»3a.lJ3 K'^^Avrj -^(X^ niA.l K'crArt'
r^-n-^wai^.l ■i.'»Jr<'_i r<'A."l CXl-SJ re'-iis'O.l cojjtrjOJt. oco

rdl Klt33acn^ .*a3aA\~»K' K'riLi.-^^ rcli-^cvAarc'^.T ~nn

•a

There is a lacuna of a few leaves between ff. 1 and 2, as
is seen from the enumeration on the right-hand margin.

F. 2 a, 1. IG:
.*CD .K'v^ja.i [? .=j"i] rf_*i»i vy.%ii:L ^raioi r^Lsa X^



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Ari' 'A\=3crL. ik^cn r^\^^ r^^C\.zxL. r<'^i[m] r^h\^xir^

f^Xx/y-t A -I ."^^ . CQ^qd^Z . . . \a^ A— > rC'Cl-l-^-^ QQ-l-SQ

F. 2&, 1. 6:

.x-Sk-rs niloa-^ a J^-TD i-*-^ cri-ra .^aZ..icLo .X.O.T.D K'oco

rc'^CV.xlK' ^C\ Ajlla ^x^.l r<'^OCQAr<' ^^a .• r ^\\ T - ^ q
» .-i«v^ -n rel^it ^tw iiV^flD.ia rtlia-u rtlA.io . rc'^u^x.

A\o^CT3 •. oo^V^.m K'ocn )a:T_ii_t?3 ca=D.T T<Lv_i:2a_rao

.ik-i^K' .xa....T i^us ,.rs3.i ocn ..^^oicor^.i e n \^ a x -sao

OT^ OOIO

.caJSflaxo.3 ^.IJJO .3J3I21 rt'^ijLM ^V^. j3 0\^t<'0 .SLOor^.l



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rCLl A!^^.»J ne'e en ^^^•»3 relx-.TJi r^lraoi^.l rtl^^p.n

The text itself occupies only about 2|in. of the whole width,
the margin being used for citations from the Bible which are
numbered consecutively with letters. These citations are made
from the Peshltta and Harklensian versions.

(a) On the margin of f. 1 a is a long quotation consisting
of Acts ch. ii. 1 — 11 in the Harklensian version. The following
variants have been noticed : v. 1 ■ * \^Qr) cv.a.A a, lA .1 , v. 2 r^LuCvia
(White r^Ujoi.!), v. 8 '<'ico vyr<', v. 4 n^jL.icvjs.i nd-woirD,

rel'sa^rc', V. 5 )aA-X-iar<lr3 ^^ij^a^..! oocn ^^^kti^^K'o,
^^_cucn rtLsarsiih-, rcT-sa^ (for r^rcl^cuto Wh.), v. 7 ^-i,©^,
om. ^^.1 and ,^__a_ico, r^ixA.^, v. 8 ori\-..i r<lLVia..20, v. 9
■nacoi-n, V. 10 ^a.3.A.i K'^an^r^.a ak'o rd.AaA2?aa.=JO,

rf_j._aa_. (Wh. rcf-i'.'KX-.), t<'_x-=»""it<'0, V. 11 t<'^vso[.i^]
K'ctAk'.I.

On f . 2 a the passages cited are ; ■

(/S) Matt. i. 1 (var. crj^cu."»A..i).

(7) Gen. ch. xxviii. 16 — 17 (var. K'ioxrc' A i ».i r^Jsn),

(8) Gen. ch. ii. 21 — 22 (var. r<'ijaar> crix^^ljj .iwOK'a,
in I'. 22 om. r<'cQir<').

(e) Isaiah ch. vii. 14 (var. ^^^oinJo).

(^) Hebr. ch. i. 1, from the Harklensian: A>or<'_i.^fla=3



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(??) On f. 2 b Hebr. ch. ix. 3 — 4 is cited, but from the
Peshitta (variants, v. 4 r^Axciar^La, ^CA^rCLk.l, coa AuK'cv
r<r\san).

There are some scrawls in a late ugly Jacobite hand.

Add. 2054

Paper, about 6iin. by 4^; one sheet of 2 leaves, 18 lines on
the page. Written in Nestorian, with some points, perhaps of
the xviiith cent.

An obscure fragment of an apocalyptical writing. Certain
details agree with the " Book of the Bee " (ed. Budge), ch. Liv.
sq., and tlie passage cited by T. D. Woolsey in the Journal of
the American Oriental Society, vol. iv., p. 410 sq. (1854).

F. 1 a begins with the ascent of a Greek king, of the seed
of Cush, with the Lord's cross*.

oix.2^o .^oa^ >-^?f23 ;aMl .^oV^^S jj^tao
jEoaa OT^Sf ^^ loa)x l*x^*, ^^bo oa]Q .^^bs ^A^

fes^&o ;.>.ba.3cA ^iso J.3u^^ ^4>AO ;*^i» ^^^% ^^
v^oA wdoboo ^\iso bu^^ A.jQ>.io ^i^Abo jsb ^^ba\

Then shall the king, and all the living creatures that are on
the earth die. The stars shall fall, and the earth shall again

become waste and void (ciOflO (J]Ois)- Then at the sound of a

* One is reminded of the legend in pseudo-Methodius (cp. Bousset, The
Anticiirist Legend, p. 235).



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trumpet the good and bad shall be gathered together, for there
is one resurrection for all. Pains shall smite the earth, and
Adam and all his children shall go forth.

laoioa 00)0 .j;o .^x^ia ^^^o ^^» ^oaa^ ^^*a)o

.IboiOA ^>3^2 ^ooifts^\,ao ^^SLs .7J?2 '^^ ;<^i («'c) m?

:z3>ba^ ^o .lioiojuS JCX*xB> % o'yti^l 2a^\fi> Jcn^lo

liiJ^ia ^m^ x*^^ ^a)s\pA SAO .jro . ^i*.2 {(.Ih)

^*±J ly.^p .^V* -25c*3o ;a\, ^^oaaaftsAo .Ibo^^o

.JEO .JU^aO .^XSuJO^ ^*2

Then shall a light arise from the East, seven times greater
than that of the sun, our Lord shall come like lightning, all
that David foretold shall be fulfilled. (End of f. 1 b.)

^Xhaxs 230701 ^^ ^u^M U>x^ ^ 230]o& ^i^i, ^^a^^oio

.Jdol^p .;*a& y*o^ 3^23 ;ao oo]

F. 2 a opens with a time of peace :
Ix^xo ;h3i^ ;oo'Ao *\<>Vt>^ ^«^o 2a^V^3 lisLlp 2^2^
iaia ^>*oio .;>.o»2o ;.».S* ^o^A3o ^m o^^ya

;1,'**3 ;i»Ou ^*0073 5^30\, ib02lO ^^ .^^ ^^ ^33^^

.^03^30 230p

The kingdom of the Greeks shall last 208 years. Then
shall sin and fornication again multiply. The earth shall



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become profane, and the gates of Armenia shall be opened.
Then shall come forth Gog and Magog (<\o^^o \<>V. ^13?)

— they are 24 families (JJsa'ajc) and 24 tongues (^^) — whom

king Alexander had collected and bound. The fragment breaks
off with an account of the ini(iuity which these shall per-
petrate.

^A3^3o .^x ;i»^o ^*M» l^o^p 4oa^ ^oti^e
.2x*^ ^2 ^*2A\ ^ou&fo abaaM ;»^3 ^^s^^^ A^^

.jso .^Jib0329 2'3oV^ »^^5m ^y^o] ^s-*\.*»^ l-^'^l
^3 ^Aa23 »^2 1%** y^ ^03aajQ>^2 ^^i^^m ^So)
^Aa2o ^xLrs^ 2^jQ>30 .^o^i.^ c^^o (f. 2/;) ;^b23

^ssuo 2'io^ ^» o2^ ^oi2 \^2o »^2 ^.i.y .;xp
loo^o 2'pxA 2*30^ ^aSiJ^^p ;c;^2 ^ ;.^o ^»^ ^^2

ajj (sic) ^ia^ ^^^a^o o^ ^^^ laoA l\» a^o

^^OpO 9^ ^AV^O 0^2a 0^30^ ^^ 2^3 v^qAamo 2^32

.^a'yoJtii^ ^\ylo g^g^^tla



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It is uncertain whether the sequence (ff. 1 and 2) followed
above is correct, the relation between the final rising of Gog and
Magog and the Messianic kingdom varies (Weber, Jiidische
Theologie, 2nd ed., pp. 387 sqq.).



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Fragments in Nestorian.

1. Four leaves, 8| in. by Q\ ; 18 lines on a page.

F. 1 is the first leaf of quire ^ and contains {inter alia) a
prayer of Mar Shallita; cp. above, p. 123 (a).
On ff. 3, 4 are hymns for the resurrection.

F. 4 6 concludes :

2. Three leaves numbered aa, O^, <i*«a— Ja ; 6f in. by 4| ;

17 lines in a page.

Fragments of a service-book, f. 2 sq. are in Syriac and
Mogul ; cp. above, Add. 2820, p. 693 (29).

3. Thin leaf of paper, about 7^ in. by 6 ; 18 lines. Appa-
rently written in a S. Indian hand.

A fragment of a popular life of Moses.

(This fragment was found among the leaves of Dd. 10. 10.)

4. One leaf of coarse white paper, about 6^ in. by 4J,
11 and 7 lines.

Contains part of a hymn.

5. A leaf, 6| in. by 4^; 18 lines; very inelegantly written.



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