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A prayer for the occupants of a house.



1198 Add. 2055i-«, 2056'-'

6. Same size and style as 5 above. A charm of Gabriel
(«i^aa\3 J»i*«), concluding :

Add. 20561-5

Fragments in Nestorian.

1. One leaf, 6f in, by 4, a fragment containing paradigms
of verbs, arranged alphabetically.

2 and 3. Two small leaves, in Karshuni ; the former is
written only on one side and is quite modern.

4. A sheet of two leaves; 4| in. by 3 ; 13 lines on a page,
written in Neo-Syriac.

5. A small fragment, fullest size 5 in. by If. Four and
six lines respectively, with traces of otiiers.

As the fragment has proved unintelligible it is given in full.

. . . i 9 w.ox^ iSi*ak3^ ^^o .iK^^ lyfiaS uisAo^jfor

Verso :

2[? 9]2op>i^2$o .uo2i2^^b^ tt?^^'^ ^^''



Add. 2056^-^ 2057'-^ 2058^-2 1199

. ;oa:Aa» ;i3 is2a3 ^M ;»2? f 2o^ ■ ^©^^ • •
tVS'^H ^^lix isala 2la



Add. 20571-'

Fragments in Jacobite.

1. A large leaf, in two pieces, fullest size 16 in. by 12;
probably of the xvith or xviith cent. Part of a calendar in
Karshuni.

Possibly once the property of Bishop Moore and presented
by King George I., see the Introduction.

2. Three sheets (six leaves), 4^ in. by B ; 12—13 lines on a
pao-e. Fragments of a theological discourse in Karshuni.

On f. 6 is the heading: ^O^X »cci2li.2^ ^ ^AnJ l^lo

3. A leaf, 8 in. by 6, from the Syr.-Ar. lexicon of Bar-' All.
It extends from ^m^m^rol to ^£00^].

4. Three pieces of a leaf, 6^ in. by 6, on one side 18 Imes
in Jacobite Syriac, Arabic on the other.

5. A leaf, 6 in. by 4, containing prayers in Karshuni.

6. A modern note, 5 in. by 3^, in Karshuni, written only
on one side, relating to the chronology from Adam to Noah.

7. A leaf, much torn, fullest size 8| in. by 7. Written in
Arabic, with the date 1725 A.D.

Add. 2058^-2

Two Jacobite fragments, probably of the xviiith cent.
1. One leaf, 6| in. by 7^ ; 23 lines ; from a theological
work. On the verso is the rubric U^? C7l;.i^]k). The names



1200 Add. 2058' - , 2059

of Peter, Paul, Basil, Gregory and Cyril are commemorated at
the foot.

2. A fragment, 4 in. by Sf ; 11 lines on a page. At the
foot are the letters jj (=204). It contains Ps. cxxv. 4 — 6,
cxxvii., and cxxxiv. 1.



Add. 2059

Parchment, fullest size 12^ in. by 8^ ; two columns of 25 — 6
lines. Written in a good Nestorian Estraugela probably of the
xiith cent.

Four whole and three half-leaves from a lectionary of the
New Testament ; the rubrics are almost illegible.

F. 1 : John vii. 6-27.

F. 2 a: Luke xvi. 6 6 (^'Sftsba)— 9.

On 2 6 beginning in the middle of col. 1 : Luke x. 88 — 42 ;
followed by ch. xxi. 1 — 4 a (^*^Ol).

F. 3 a : Mark vi. 28 b — 29, together with the last three
words of Matt. xiv. 12.

The rubric is followed by Luke iv. 14 — 30 and Matt. xvi. 13
(to Ai«).

F. 4 a continues down to Matt. xvi. 19. a col. 2 and b col, 1
are much torn and appear to contain John xxi. 15 — 20 a
(6 col. 2 continues with xxi. 20 b — 24).

F. 5 is torn in half. It contains Luke xxi. 29 — 38, and
(on b) Lk. xii. 54 — 57, followed by Mt. xvi. 13 a, and Jn. x. L

F. 6. The remaining fragment belongs to the lower half of
a leaf and contains John ix. 30 — 33, 37 — 38 followed by a
rubric (third Sunday of Summer ?) and Mark vii. 3 — 4, 6 — 9 a.



Add. 2060, 2001, 2062, 2063, 2064 1201

Add. 2060

Paper, 5|-in. long by 8^ wide; two columns of at least
9 lines. Written in a fine large Nestorian Estrangela, perhaps
of the xiith cent.

A fragment, evidently of a lectionary, containing recto,
John, chap. xiv. 2b — 4, 7a — 9a, and verso, ib. 11a — 12a,
Luke ch. ix. 52 b — 54 a.

Add. 2061

Paper, at least 7^ in. by 5^, 31 lines. Written only on one
side in Nestorian. Probably of the xviith cent.

Six fragments, of which the first four contain Ezek. xxix.
19— XXX. 20 (ff. 1—3), xxxi. 1—6 (f. 4).

Add. 2062

Paper, fullest size 8^ in. by 5f , 25 lines. Written in Nes-
torian with points. Possibly of the xvith cent.

One leaf, forming the end of a quire, apparently from a
lectionary. The obverse side, which is the more legible, contains
Luke iv. 26—36 (reading ;33 Jopa^o).

Add. 2063

Paper, 8f in. by 6, 24 liaes. Written in at least two
Jacobite hands with some mixed points, belonging probably to
the xvith or xviith cent.

21 leaves and 14 smaller fragments of a Gospel Lectionary.

F. 1 a contains the Introduction and beginning of Matthew,
and the leaves marked 2 and 3 comprise the end of Matthew
and beginning of Mark,

Add. 2064

Paper, fullest size 7^ in. by 5, 18 lines. Written in Jacobite
with some mixed points, possibly of the xvith cent.

B. c. 76



1202 Add. 2064, 2065, 2066^-^

Three fragments (five leaves) containing :

F. 1 a : parts of Is. xxvi. 9 (^i^U?)— 19.

F.lb: Jonah ii. 4—10.

F. 3 6 : a hymn of Mar Ephraim in Karshuni.

F. 4 a : the Lord's Prayer, and the Song of Hannah.

F. 4 6 : parts of Hab. iii. 1 — 5, beginning :
Aj-j-b ZjoiZo >^-ti'ns L . . . A\>j50 .^iVr ZllLq^ \-^i^

F! 4 reads (A . ;0«^ o So . m m- ^. 5 is apparently wanting;
u 7 ... voNk^Aj ]"i a I 1 ^? ]in«V) 1;^ . . . ^1j| ai\j?.

Add. 2065

Jacobite fragments ; probably of the xviith cent. With
traces of Add. 2060 on f 1 b.

F. 1 : fullest size, 8 in. by 2^ ; 20 lines. Fragments of
Ps. ii. — iii.

F. 2: fullest size, 6 in. by 4| ; 16 lines; with E. points.
Jonah ii. 3 — 10 on a, Is. xxvi. 10 — 18 on b.

Add. 2066^-'

Jacobite fragments ; of the xvth — xviith cent.

1, Fragment of leaf, 7 in. by 3f ; 16 — 17 lines ; some E.
points. On a, the title (A-.?oSn\k3?, on b, lji-*«»? »^5 ^'^A?-

2. Three fragments, fullest size of leaf 4| in. by 4| ; at
least 13 lines.



Add. 2066^-^ 2067, 2068^"^ 1203

F. 1 6 begins :

■ > o^ ]^ IZoiD) Im^ -r^^SD ]Lqd ol

3. Leaf, 6 in. by 4 ; 18 lines. Traces of Add. 2060 on f 1 h.
Prayers, with the fragment of a Huttama on f . 1 a :

4. A fragment, 4f in. by 3| ; 14 lines.
The 7'ec«o contains : [Ijoi^l? l^d^ar).

5 — 7. Smaller fragments, insignificant.

Add. 2067

Paper, 12iin. by 8^; 2 columns of 30 lines. Written in
Jacobite, with some Greek vowels, perhaps of the xvth cent.

Fourteen leaves more or less complete, and ten halves of
leaves (consisting of the single column) from the commentary
of Dionysius bar Salibl on the Gospel of S. Matthew. Cp. Ass.
B.O. t. ii. pp. 156 sqq., and Brit. Mus. Adds. 7184, 12143.



Add. 20681-2

1. Paper, fullest size 8f in. by 6^, 33 lines on the page.
Written in a cursive Nestorian perhaps of the xvth cent.

Three fragments of what appears to be a homily on Matt.
xxiv. 20, cp. the following, f 1 a :

o?ua ^? ^oo] .... ;-^^ .;-^ ;^*^ ^o*^

;.i.3f.3 -.;*** ... ^o^o^^? ^^? ®®^ ^^^» ^?

76—2



1204 Add. 2068l-^ 2069, 2070

.^ .2^0^ ;^a&2sk

On the margin of f. 16 are the words ^A/&f»i^ ^ba^ag^
= Aphraatcs (reversed from another leaf). There are scrawls
in Syr. and Ar. on f. 1 a.

2. Add. 2068^ consists of four fragments, fullest size 5^ in.
by 4, written in Jacobite, perhaps of the xiith cent. Almost
wholly illegible ; on f. 1 6 is the rubric ^.TimLP? ^\id «^ j.

Add. 2069

Five fragments, fullest size 8^ iu. by 6^ ; 29 lines ; written
in an inelegant Nestorian, possibly of the xviith cent. ; appa-
rently part of a homily on the raising of Lazarus. Cp. the
following from f . 1 6 :

S.^0] a^ Jt^i, .';^d.bo^ o^ :aufibo .•auist.l 2a^33

29kA< ^2 .*baLtj:s2 op^ ;b9uOkjQ>2 cap .Ih'^ojoaa ^-^yJBal
U-M>? m9! lisih'^^^ .^*a!i^^ ^p ^oo] ^m*6s*l .^2 Jap

Add. 2070

Two leaves of paper, fullest size about 9 in. by 6^, frag-
ments of the Lexicon of Bar Bahliil in Syriac (Nestorian) and
Arabic. The leaves contain traces of Add. 2061 (or 2069 ?).



Add. 2071^-«, 2012'-' 1205

Add. 2071^-«

A number of unimportant miscellaneous fragments. Three
are printed : 5. (a piece from a Russian calendar) found in
Add. 2041, 7., found in Add. 2034, and 8., portions of Bellar-
mino's Doctrina Syriaca (Rome, 1665); 6., found in Add. 2044,
appears to be a statement of accounts (in Nestorian), and 4.,
found in Add. 2035, is a small fragment containing a prayer
and scrawls, also in Nestorian. 2. and 7. are modern Syriac.

Add. 2072^-5

Fragments in Jacobite Karshuni, probably of the xvith or
xviith cent.

1. Ten leaves, greatest size 6^ in. by 3f ; 14 — 15 lines.

They contain fragments of the Arabic version of Ecclesi-
asticus including the Prologue (see below, 2).

F. 2 sq., includes the Prologue (ahnost complete), and the
opening words of ch. i. There is a smaller portion of the
Prologue on f. 1 a.

Yi 4—10 contain ch. i. 20 (from ]]o .(TLO .^i^L wiOlo
rn\,n7) — vi. 23. Ch. iii. — iv. 4 is passed over entirely on f. 5 a.

There are Ar. and Karsh. scrawls on f. 1 b, naming, among
others, Sulaiman ibn Isaac (^qIj^kTd] ^] ^JkiXlD).

The text of this version differs somewhat from that in
Walton's Polyglot (t. iv.), and from the closely-related Brit.
Mus. Ar. MS. Or. 1326 ; e.g. :

(a) Ch. iv. 33 sqq., f. 8 a :
wj^ ^\l Ur^® y*^-*-^ - ^^ U'l'r, I'^-v^-^ [v^-]^^ ^



1206 Add. 2072^-^

(b) Ch. vi. 1 sqq., f. 9 6 :

-mo . ZoAI^ ^ALDO >^n\.0 OOlZo •:• ^^i^l |LA ^£D.2L3

voirnoi^^ oi^t • Syp ^o]o 5^aZo ^Z^loZ ^oZo »^r)5o

2. Two leaves, about 5 in. by 3|, 11 — 13 lines. The Pro-
logue to Ecclesiasticus and the opening words of ch. i.

The text of 2 is better on the whole than 1, but less complete.
There are other copies of this version at Paris (Zotenberg, no.
179, a Karshuni MS.), and the Borgian Museum, Rome*.

The chief peculiarity of the text presented by the Cam-
bridge fragments is the statement that the author translated
his grandfather's work into Syriac :

rr» . .Vo^ .^.VVn^ .^Z]JZo j^Z CTUXD _l.^ ^^ jkA^

ll_s|ja_i i^'IZ [Zj.L.a^ oij.^ ALodIo ."jj^ oi-i.^'jo
ujAi> (TLCL.tolj2 -»r-v.v '^l*-'! ]ViV? ^^t> ».£ci^ .p.aij^



.j^Z^o .501 m^o

3. Fragments of 7 leaves, greatest size 6^ in. by 4|,
15 lines. Apparently portions of the life of the martyr Bar-
suma ' indutus ferro ' (cp. Ass. B.O., t. ii., p. 10). There seems
to be an allusion to his 54 years' fast on f. 7 6.

Ff. 2 6, 3 6, 4 a bear traces of Add. 2060.

4. and 5. are unimportant fragments.

* I am indebted to Prof. Guidi for the latter statement.



Add. 2073, 2074, 2075, 2076 1207

[Add. 2078— Add. 2077. Fragments of Jacobite probably
of the xvith — xviiith cent.]

Add. 2073

Paper, about ll|in. by 8 ; 2 columns of about 38 lines.
18 leaves more or less whole, and some small fragments, written
in at least two Jacobite hands, Greek and Eastern points occa-
sionally.

Portions of the Ecclesiastical History of Barhebraeus which,
so far as they are legible, belong to Pt. iii. (Abbeloos and Lamy,
t. ii.).

Add. 2074

Paper, fullest size 9f in. by 6^, 22 lines on a page. Written
in Jacobite with some Greek vowels.

A number of fragmentary leaves of the Kethdhhd dhe-Zalge
of Barhebraeus (including the introduction, f. 1 a).

Add. 2075

Paper, fullest size 8^ in. by 6; about 22 lines on a page.
Written in at least two Jacobite hands.

Twenty-three fragmentary leaves belonging to the Ethics of
Barhebraeus.

F. 23, containing parts of Bk. iv. chap. xvi. § 2 sq., is by
another hand.

There are traces of an Arabic note on f. 19 b.

Add. 2076

Paper, fullest size 7^ in. by 6 ; at least 20 lines on a page.
Written in Jacobite with some Greek vowels.

Ten fragmentary leaves from the Kethdbha dhe-Semhe of
Barhebraeus, e.g. f 1, parts of ch. iv. | 3 ; f 2, ch. v. § 5 ; f 3,
ch. vi. § 2 ; £ 4, ch. vi. § 5 ; f 5, introduction to ch. viii.



1208 Add. 2077, 2903i-i"

Add. 2077

Paper, fullest size 7 in. by 5^ ; two columns of at least
20 lines. Written in Jacobite with mixed points.

Eight fragmentary leaves from the smaller metrical grammar
of Barhebraeus.

F. 1 contains the introduction :

Cp. Brit. Mus., Rich 7202, Or. 4088.

Add. 29031-"

Paper, ruled, 1 quire of 12 leaves, 6 in. by S^, 16 lines on
a full page. Written in neat modern Nestorian, fully pointed.

Add. 2903" consists of a homily on John iii. o, entitled :

Under this press-mark are included also nine letters (Add.
2903^-''), the majority of which were written by the patriarch
Mar Simeon to Dr Badger in 1843 — 4. Some are in a wrapper
with the address in Syriac.

1. From Mar Simeon to Dr Badgt-r and Mr Rassam.
Heading :



Add. 29031-^0 1209

On the outside is written :

jQ»«\30u\ ;.aK.^&ti Ji^X^ Ipo] ;£s5k\2 ^^^ •^'

A pencil note states that the letter was received on July 10th.
Allusions are made in it to Nuri-Beg, Bedr Khan Beg, and others.

2. Another, heading as before.

It appears to be almost the same as the letter of June 4th
quoted in Badger, Nestorians, vol. i., p. 270.

3. From Abraham to Dr Badger.
Outside is written in pencil : ' 20th March.'

4. From Mar Simeon to Mrs Badger. This is not the
letter quoted by Badger, op. cit, p. 377.

5. From Mar Simeon to Dr Badger.

6. From Mar Simeon to Rustam-Beg and Dr Badger.
It refers to Hakkari Emeer, Bedr Khan Beg and his brother

7. From Mar Simeon to Dr Badger. Written at Mr
Rassam's house in Mosul on 30th July, 1843 (oj). cit., p. 271).
It refers to the Archbishop of Canterbury, also to the work of
the American Mission.

8. From Mar Simeon to the ambassador Sir Stratford
Canning :

Outside, written in pencil, are the words : " Received at
Malta, 30th October."

9. From Mar Simeon to Dr Badger (a4sOS)9 J33iA^3oA^

5\^d23) written at Mosul, on 5th May, 1844. Mention is made
of Mr Fletcher (ai^^^)-

Presented by Mrs Badger.



1210 Add. 2919

Add. 2919

Paper, about 8^ in. by 6 in, ; one quire of 4 leaves, 36 — 46
lines in a page. Written in irregular pointed Nestorian, for
approximate date see below.

The autobiography of the metropolitan Hormuzd, son of the
deacon Hanna, brother of Mar Elias, patriarch of the East
(1760 — 1841), a rough translation of which is given by Badger in
his Nestoi'ians, vol. i. chap. xi. As is seen from the concluding
lines the manuscript is a fragment, ending with the catchword

^ JO!^ pLtio .30.0.1.^ y^ais-^o .007 Xm «^o;.*Sjs

'. orJSX;^ ^0)03^^2 ^tl S^^lo v^2 l^Q ^^tj ^JHOOA

^fr^a yAs< loa\ }V^^ : op : 3u : ^*& : yMXi23 a^o
07^1^ ^^?o2 .^ L^2o :%nil :^.i.x Ix*'^ ^jsojas
u3^^ ^>j.a;o] .;xA3wtt lAOAA ^b9 ^ ;^2p b^acs ^«^aM
^ y^2xo [JS^aai^ (?)*^o^ ;^2 ^s's^f^ yJ^l:^ boAMbo
^^2x ^2 .opg3^ ^3k3LSi ^ ^j.««o .a7£so.3a^ 3iU3
.jQxi.^^o5 «^3£S-^ ^.*a«.x a\S 307.0 «sb>-V^ ^-^^ ^-^

The words enclosed within brackets have been erased. The
marks under the name of Padre Fulgenzio (1. 1) refer to a note



Add. 2919, 2973 1211

which commences on the left-hand margin and goes round the
page. It refers to the murder of Ahmed Kiahya, generally
known as Kiahya Pasha, in the month of April.

\s< f\3 . ^^ ^S^m : ^iQ9^3 : 07.3 : wmS^ < >
JA^lo .o7^\pdo -IsS l*m^ loo] u070^*23 c;5ob\^2

^o^esb^^lp 439]A» opcrAlo .oi^a^ op C3o>o J^
: cp : o : au2 yM3y.23 ^aoa^^ : ^ou : ^a}^ adou*2 ^^Xm
t^2o 23uo^ ?yA3i ^o^ .tS^oboa ^^Aa: v^a^A^ w«i'^*23o

The Syriac corresponding to the first ten lines of Badger's
translation, p. 152, appears as an addition on f 1 a (foot) and
f . 1 6 (head) of the original.

The paper cover bears the title of the MS. in Dr Badger's
handwriting.

Presented by Mrs Badger.

Add. 2973

A modern copy (254 pages, 15 lines) of a Syriuc-Malabar
liturgy. Written in Jacobite, and dated a.d. 1869.

1. Various prooemia, p. 1.

2. Anaphories and various prooemia, p. 20 :

.j-D IZoi^]] vr-^k)]? "jZLa-jpO »£d1)Q„21J_3]5 V^j,-D U^Ao

3. Liturgy of Ignatius the disciple of S. John, p. 32.

•i. The introductory service, p, 40: IdJQ-O I>OjX35 ]mi(^.



1212 Add. 2973

5. Liturgy of S. James, p. 72.

Subscription, p. 108 : 5*0^ P? "U^yQJDj Iraoa^ Ul^^.

6. Prayer on the bread, p. 108 : I^Q-kkX ^j 1-^^-

7. Liturgy of Xystus, patriarch of Rome, p. 110.

The subscription (p. 118) states that this MS. was written
by Alexander (>coo5, 1 fDoNs).

8. Liturgy of Dionysius bar Salibi, p. 119.

9. Liturgy of John of Harran, Habiir and Nisibis, p. 129.

] - ^ ^ >' - >r^) l^QJL ^iD

10. Liturgy of S. Peter, p. 141.

11. Liturgy of John the Evangelist, p. 153.

12. Liturgy of the Twelve Apostles as arranged by S. Luke,
p. 170.

13. Liturgy of Eustathius, patriarch of Antioch, p. 183.

14. Liturgy of S. Mark the Evangelist, p. 195.

15. Liturgy of Matthew the Shepherd, p. 213.

The subscription (p. 223) states that this MS. was written by
the priest Alexander bar Abraham of the church of Pudica[bo]
Mavalikara* in the year 1869.

IZ.s^? ^oi^td] ^^ >coo5, 1 mnNs V«_..^o ^!*r-»ti ] ■ ^o o s ■

* The same place in Add. 1856, f. 15 b, p. 1123 above.



Add. 2973, 2989 1213

The exact reading of the name in Syriac-Malayalim is
uncertain.

This is followed by

(a) Huttama by Gregory of Jerusalem, beginning, p. 224 :

.]1^i£iSd |j.rD5ar) ZolOr^ .|j.SDaj ^\ ^jl^;-D5 ]jai

(b) Order of Baptism, compiled by Gregory Barhebraeus,
beginning, p. 230 :

|.«_*pO U^O^l^O ]r^l\0 t)]J l-KKilDaj -h-r^^ r^ "^^T^"^

.^oai_i5Ao yCiLSiLm^ \ij.j^o ta»o> Ul4-»-»o U-»-»^»-^ <^ ■ Nv o

Presented by the Kev. G. M. Rae, D.D. (formerly of
Madras), in April, 1887.

Add. 2989

Paper, about 5 in. by 3^; 160 leaves; quires, unsigned of
8 leaves ; 26 lines on a page. Written in Jacobite and dated
A.D. 1797.

1. Various burial services and orders in Karshuni, very
similar to Add. 3224 (below) ; f. 2 6.

2. Services (in Syriac) for the canonical hours of the ferial
days, according to the usage of the Maronites, f. 34 6 :

.U_30-;k3 {sic) "U-»'Q^»? ]^'^L ^-"l 1^V>» »^Kj

a. Sunday, f. 34 b.

b. Monday, f. 47 a.
G. Tuesday, f. 63 b.

d. Wednesday, f. 80 b.

e. Thursday, f. 98 b.



1214 Add. 2989, 3086

/ Friday, f. 117 a.
g. Saturday, f. 134 a.

The subscription (f. 150 h) states that this MS. was written
in A.D. 1797 by the Kkilrl Joseph.

So 1^1 (TLLCD l,n\^ .'=nma.. w-ijod loi^iiZ]^ , i n AioZ

Ff. 151 — 159 are misplaced, and should come between
ff. 41 and 42.

Ff. 34 a, 160 are blank.

F. 1, a small leaf written in Karshiini, belongs elsewhere.
There are traces of Arabic on f. 2 a.

Bought from the Rev. Greville T. Chester.

Add. 3086

Paper, about 3^ in. by 2^ ; 85 leaves ; 10 quires, of 10 leaves,
signed with Syriac letters, but the second and fourth have 9,
the fifth, sixth and last 8, the seventh 5, the ninth 6, and there
are 2 leaves at the end ; 8 lines on a full page. Written in an
inelegant Nestorian, probably of the xviiith cent.

A book of Syrian magic, similar in character to the MSS.
described by the Rev. H. Gollancz in the Paris Oriental Congress
of 1897 {Actes du Onzihne Congres Internatioiial des Orienta-
listes), but apparently not identical with the MS. which Dr
Badger has quoted in his Nestorians, vol. i., pp. 238 sqq. It
contains a number of anathemas, conjurations, etc., including
lists of names of angels.

The title on f. 1 6 is written 23k^OA3 ^oAsa (here and
often elsewhere the diacritical marks are omitted). Among
its contents are :

The anathema of Mar George, f . 8 6 :



Add. 3086, 3087 1215

It appears to be a shorter form of the similarly-named
anathema edited by Gollancz (op. cit., pp. 85 sqq.).

On the evil eye, f. 116.

Ji^oxa U^^S IbbAl, f. 14 a.

On the lumbago (^^? ^oafl), f. 89 h.
See Gollancz, op. cit., p. 90.

^3^9 23kiQ»2, f 46 a.

2^.Mi ^ ;^23 ;»93, f. 58 6.

See ih., p. 96.

^siCbyS 2b^2, f. 62 a.

;x^3Jd ^oauao^ ibod ^box.*, f. 68 6.
See ih., p. 83 sq.

There are full-page paintings on ff. 4 6, 11 a (S. George and

the Dragon), 19 6, 28 6, 25 6 {^M^ «a» and the I'aiSA), 33 6,

39 a, 43 a, 45 6, 50 6 (Joseph and Lilith), 58 a, 63 a, 65 6, 68 a,
70 a, 76 a, 80 6, and 83 a. There are also various kinds of
ornamentation on ff. 8 a, 13 6, 216, 26 a, 27 6, 30 a, 31a, 37 a,
41 a, 52 6, 59 a, 61 a, 62 a, 72 6, and 84 a.

Ff. 1 a, 84 6, 85 a are blank, and there are traces of Syriac
writing on f. 81 6.

Originally in the possession of Dr Badger.

Add. 3087

Paper, 5 in. by 3|^ ; 124 leaves; 12 quires, signed with
Syriac letters (a fresh enumeration begins at f. 90), of 10 leaves ;
but the first and ninth have 9, the sixth and twelfth 11 ;
14 lines (but in the second part 15 — 16 lines) on the page.
Written in Nestorian probably of the xviith cent., £f. 118 — 121



121G Add. 3087

are a later supply copied from the last four leaves of the original
(see note on f. 118 a) which are in bad condition.

The MS. contains two works of 'Abhd-isho' metropolitan of
Nisibis and Armenia :

1. The Marganltha, or "Pearl"; see Add. 2018 (iii. 1),
p. 569 above ; f. 2 b.

The subscription (f. 81 sq.) states inter alia that the Margd-
nitha was written in the month Elul A.D. 1298, at Khelat, in
the church of the blessed Nestorians, f. 82 a.

2. The Catalogue of Books, see Add. 2018 (iii. 2), p. 570
above ; f. 92 b.

F. 1 a contains part of a service written in an older Nes-
torian hand.

On ff. 1 6, 2 a, 91 a is a fragment giving the lucky and

unlucky days of the month (only Jia to »3 remain).

On f. 82 b is the Nestorian Faith arranged by 'Abhd-isho' :

^osiuaa^ ^^fA? ^aos ^^/a^ U«9o^jq>&3 ^oaiba^o)

The rest, to f. 89 a, is in Arabic.

Cp. Chabot's Catalogue of Paris MSS., no. 315, i. (3).

Subscription, f. 89 6 :

There is also some Syriac (illegible) and Ar. on f. 90 b, and
Ar. only on ff. 91 6, 92 a.

Ff. 90 a, 121, 124 6 are blank.

Formerly in the possession of Dr Badger.



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Modern paper, about 8f in. by 6^ ; 179 leaves, of which the
first and last are blank; 18 quires, of 10 leaves, except the first
which has 9 ; two columns of 20 lines. Written in a modern
Nestorian hand of the xixth cent.

A Syriac- Arabic dictionary " in the main an abridgement
of Bar 'All."

Beginning, f . 2 & :

.aisa^^A^ ^V^-^ ^^^SLbo S^ox^ *^? m^*-^ ^

a begins f 24 a ; \ f . 29 a ; 3 f 33 6 ; o) f 38 a; o f. 40 a ;
f f 42 6 ; «. f. 45 6 ; ^ f. 52 a ; ^ f. 55 a ; a f 57 6 ; »S f 63 a ;
^ t Q6b; A f. 88 6; JB» f. 107 a; S* i U5b; ^ f. 122 />;
5 f. 131 b; wti f. 134 6 ; 3 f 146 6 ; Jt f 153 a ; ^ f. 166 a.

There are traces of Arabic on f. 1 6.

Bequeathed by the late Prof W. "Robertson Smith, and
formerly in the possession of the late Prof Wright whose
signature appears on the fly-leaf

The MS. contains a letter written by Prof Wright on the
5th March 1888 to Prof Robertson Smith, from which it
would appear that the former used the MS. for Payne Smith's
Thesaurus.

B. c. 77



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Vellum, about lO^^in. by 7; 180 leaves (the first two are
numbered 1 A and 1 B and a leaf has been overlooked between
ff. 13 and 14) ; originally 20 quires, signed with letters, of
10 leaves, but the first quire and first leaf of the second are
wanting, the nineteenth has 8, and of the last only 3 are left ;
2 columns of 33—36 lines (but 39 in ff. 25 b col. 2, 33 a col. 2).
The MS., which is in good condition, is written in a beautiful
Estrangela, Eastern vowel-points introduced here and there by
a later hand, and belongs probably to the xth or xith cent.

A translation from the Greek (cp. f. 30 a) of some of the
writings of Basil of Caesarea. The translation is marked by
its extreme literalness (variants are suggested here and there
by later hands).

1. On the Proverbs of Solomon. The beginning is lost.
Beginning, f. 1 (a) a :

See Migne (t. xxxi., col. 1778 b).

2. On the words "Take heed to thyself" (Deut. xv. 9, see
Migne, xxxi., pp. 197 sqq.), f. 2 b, beginning :

r^h\.MJL*i\ ^\ «3ax» K'.icn aV^ts . vv-'^ CtAcLS ^j.^ dr^



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3. On the Fast of Lent (Migne, xxxi., pp. 163 sqq.), f . 9 6 :



The leaves containing this homily have suffered some trans-
position, the correct order is ff. 12 b, 13 (A) a, 13 (a) b, 13 a, etc.

4. Second homily on the Fast (Migne, xxxi., pp. 185 sqq.),
f. 15 a:



kcno



rdjja rd2«0 - . A^rt *. caL*i .T^ cal*i ^Cih\ .1



"_?



[mg. t^rirArs] caxa.insSa cx\i»ja ^*:» r^LsoiA r^cn^ tsoK'

. jco .^Aia^idbo ^xiArd::^.! ^^^o^cb.i

5. Against the Drunken (Migne, xxxi., pp. 443 sqq.), f. 196:
^ ^Aii^VSfi .r^L.o'i A-inQ.\ ". oqJl»1 .1^ cnl*.! .en
r<l.Az2k^ .rdixsai ^(CUcia re'JovA* r^^snr^Jsn a\oA ^
KlA . rC'^O.jjLtCUjA reL.canSao .A*i Kl^r^LjjA .30^ ^-».i

77—2



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6. Oil Faith (Migne, xxxi., pp. 463 sqq.), f. 25 h :

^ .*CT3 .K* Alalia* CD Aa.\^SQ .oal*.i .v^ cni^.i .o
^cn K'^i.jji ^o-i<.^x..i ^vA_^-3 K'caArdA .iori-s»-Av_i:i

7. On the forty Martyrs (Migne, xxxi., pp. 507 sqq.), f. 28 a :
ya.^\X r^oca-i re'-**._rL-ft> r<_l-j>r<' K'.ico.-flo.i r«:liT-^c\.i



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