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Mar John was metropolitan, at Alkosh, by the deacon Hormizd,
son of Hanna, from the village of Piydz.



^Ivaeds ^ya ^il^ ^07 ^6sa :a(.S^a:2o \t:^ai y^^'isx^
;*tf3Jd ;aiJL3x^3 hS\n l^^ po*a .07.3 :oa .p.*yJci

.^ia ;<.&aA aj6>^isibp^o [read ;2boo] ;2^30 ^^^2

.^2 ^a^3 ^300 yJ^ }\ >\a^'a\^ ^^ ^'^^
JsotAi ;iN3aaboo ^^s^ao ;x<.a^3 Jao; ^^A x\ *>3^^^ji
j:^3A1,o \3Ui 6n^ o2 aos . ao ^lai ^ouaa o7Xi.3±i

iiV TV " » <» » » • »

j^^i.«» ySll ;30iS9^ ^33 ^aU33 ^Ac) ^^>^ ^SlAolo

2aaL^o .3^^3oor ;&x.^axbo ;^aX3 uooN*23 ^o ^^o

.jco .^2 ^^3bo aj^ n>!aa\y 90*.*^

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Paper, about 9^ in. by 6| ; 103 leaves, of which the first
and last are blank ; quires unsigned, of 8 leaves, except the
last, which has now only 5, three leaves having been torn out

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after f. 101 ; 19 lines in a full page. Written in a good
regular, Nestorian hand of the xixth cent.

Hymns for the Fast of the Ninevites, by Khamis bar Kar-
dahe, Warda, and other writers, f. 3 h,

;^o^a^ ^ac^ ^1 2?^o3 ^c^Js^I ^o^i^o U*h>'ih xs jqx^

I. Nineteen hymns by Khamis, viz.

1. Beginning, f, 3 6,

;^^2^^ "^.lisois*i^i>^ (sic) y.^b ;3ua ^La^^o /^^;^o^*»
Alphabetical. <* ^^9^.^A -§^?

2. Beginning, f. 12 a,

Alphabetical.

3. Beginning, f. 18 a,

;»a^oaa '"js^^fJO^ /^^23>^yt> ^Mo&ti ;tio^ ;x3atJU*oa^o

*:* 2x;^i

4. Beginning, f. 236,



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5. Beginning, f. 25 h,

<* ^3^3 9

6. Beginning, f. 28 6,

.;^3o ;3U3 -^3^ ^>^o .^>^ ;^sljx^ ;^x.dp

*:* ^3>A ^^3 •.ISaa^io^ .^'ib90 ^ooro .^^Ofo ZAJaa

Alphabetical.

7. Beginning, f. 8 1 rt,

(sic) MC7A^d;(.io .^aaCLioS^ ' ^a>i 2poa . ^.x^o^o
Alphabetical. ♦ U^O 2^13

8. Beginning, f. 33 b,

9. Beginning, f. 36 b,

Alphabetical. ■ ^O



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10. Beginning, f. 38 a,

.;^.V,oA ^ {sic) ^iJ* 2x3 .;3A ^y ^ uoai ;3i

Alphabetical.

11. Beginning, f. 39 6,

Alphabetical. -^^ .jlbopo

12. Beginning, f. 41 a,

Alphabetical. '^^ .;^30X

13. Beginning, f. 426,

;li£a .;J^isitp %hao .^i^oa ao^a ;3^ .^a^

Alphabetical.

14. Beginning, f. 44 a.,

Alphabetical. -^^0 -^^^ -»ou4 ^^^O



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15. Beginning, f. 46 a,

Alphabetical. -^O .v^feCa^a^ii XSS^?

16. Beginning, f. 47 b,

Alphabetical.



.30 .^oa'aik vrfJ^ ^P^?



17. Beginning, f. 49 a,

Xo)^ wdio ^.^ oaa -^^3 ^3isX.b03 I'isM
Alphabetical. "»0 .-^atx-l ^ ^^oSAba^

18. Beginning, f. 50 6,

■ Alphabetical. -^o -^^^ ?=>^f».? i'^??0

19. Beginning, f. 52 a,

Alphabetical.

II. By the priest Selibha, ^3lA^ jfldiXd ^^ao, beginning,
f. 54 a,



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;&^'dbo ^^^o2^^ .Z&^ou^ ^y^i -^3^ l^\ ^2

Alphabetical, ;^;^aJ:\\^^ etc.

III. By the priest Asko (Ishak) Shebhadhnaya, ^XtSJb
^aMa oa^i, beginning, f. 58 6,

<* ^*2ioi^ ^?^^o .^A2puM* ^^A> ^ 3 g a
Alphabetical, >^ ^ JK ^ 9 ^ etc.
.IV. By the priest Israel, beginning, f. 61 6,

07^3 ^,3btJ 23k^^O .^vi«3b^ 07-^0^ ;^^3ois3 '" iJs^^O

Alphabetical, I l6slif^^^\^pJciO] etc. ; two
alphabets.

V. By the priest George, grandson of the above-mentioned
Israel Alkoshaya, beginning, f. 67 a,

It ends with the acrostich UQXtXsObV, f. 71a.

VI. By George Warda or Hakkim of Beth Kasha, '^^^-^^
^SJb iS»3?, beginning, f. 71 b,



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o2 '\^i^ •M'?^ Xi^3 ^^i -Uf^ ^4^? ^

VII. Seven hymns by George Warda, viz.

1. Beginning, f. 78 a,

is^yh 07^9 .;^'au^jQ>3 ;&d3a»o -lifstLksiip ^?isa^

2. Beginning, f". 81 6,

3. Beginning, f. 83 b,

4. Beginning, f. 86 a,

5. Beginning, f. 89 a,

^s^aoo .;^>bpa ^oa 2adoui39 5^20 .?^wd^ ^^-3,? o2

Alphabetical.



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6. Beginning, f. 90 b,

^l 39pis^ ^3^Jf?? <i^9^o '^ ^^ Ji'6^ ♦^pojo^

7. Beginning, f. 92 a,

.0^3 ^^oa^a wd^o .a^"^ 3la ^^? ^^?9^? ^^>i2
.fis^ ^^2p 23>xa \^ o^X.2o .oposb ^\cr 07.3 ^aw.*
;^o^2 Jul .^«p oior .v^o'^i ^6i».x 9^3 is^l ^bis ^o
.oiis/L«23 ^2 o^X.2 u07 .;^ai^^3 oiisd^aila o>N.23

.jco .o7;sA^2bp yla ^29 ^oau m .o;'iJjM.9

Acrostich, uQ>A^30lA^; alphabetical, very artificially con-
structed.

VIII. By the archdeacon Mari bar Meshihaya, beginning,
f. 94 a,



l^^^ 6^33 ISih'is S,A: ^3 ol'al .^4.3 07.3 lssy-**2
mis*!soyJci.'3 au6s.iflp ;^o^2 ^^ ^^^ ^^.bo .;^o'i<2

<^^oa«^^ .;I4^32 ^^bti^^ ^^oo72^ .^^fxbo ^^^a>A

Alphabetical, veiy artificially constructed.



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IX. Two hymns by George Warda, viz.
1. Beginning, f. 96 a,



*:* ^A^ !2XmS':s2 *s^3^ ^9^ «^o^p ^3m2o .a^^ Ixy^l
5^.bau*ab \^ .^^euru3 puo'S i»f o^3 .^^olksb 23^:0

2. Beginning, f, 99 b,

;&^kduiboo .;:No^'^b ;^obas o2 <* ;Ai^ u^^ -^JOa OJJ3
.^oiiao ^eSj^ ^^ba.x 4^^^? ^^^^o .;:so^9

Colophon, f. 101 h,
lakii -^^^V ^'^ ;^>ArJQ> ;^a.^A^ «^3?o^3 :a^

puS»0 3^»0 ^=^^,? -^^

to which a recent liand has added the words ^93^ UCDu^a ^^0.

After f. 101 three leaves are wanting, which probably con-
tained, in addition to the remainder of the colophon, some
historical notes, for on f. 102 ft we read :

A*l ihoaSi vAfi30 ^isj^iiL 232^ ^a^o uq»A k!s»a3 Z^aia
^dXa :9aa ol^hsao ^a^i*^ ^^\9 ^ ^^sa \iw3 %L



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; t<V^>T o6^9 ^)^ ^f^-l ^^^ 2^3Lj6a o^«»9 ^^Z

The scribe was Joseph 'Azariah, as appears from ff. 28 b and

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Paper, about 9^ in. by 6| ; 99 leaves, of which ff. 1, 2, and
97 — 99, are blank; 12 quires, unsigned, of 8 leaves (ff. 2 — 96),
except the last but one, which has only 7, owing to the first
leaf having been cut out ; 20 or 21 lines in a page. Written
in a good, regular, Nestorian hand, and dated A.D. 1879.

I. The Memra Zcmganaya, or Memrd dhe-Zauge of Bar-
hebraeus (so called because it is written in rimed couplets of
twelve syllables), on the study of divine things (theology) and
the perfection attainable thereby. It was composed at Bagh-
dad, A. Gr. 1588 = A.D. 1277; see Payne Smith's Gatal, col.
371, no. 4; and Assemani, B.O., iii. 1. 604. To this are joined
supplementary stanzas by four later writers, viz.

1. Khamis bar Kardahe, a junior contemporary of the
author.

2. ishd'-yabh bar Mekaddem, metropolitan of Arbel, A. Gr.
1763 = A.D. 14.52.

3. Joseph II., patriarch of the Chaldeans, from the village
of Tel-Kephe, near Mosul, A. Gr. 2009 = ad. 1698.

4. The priest Saum5 or Somo (Sumo, Bar-sauma), from
the village of Piyoz*, near Mosul.

* See Badger, The Nestorians, i. Hi.



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The stanzas are arranged in the inverse order of the age of
the writers, viz. Somo, Joseph, Isho'-yabh, Khamis, and Bar-
hebraeus. This order is indicated on ff. 5 b and 6 a, first by

writing the names in full, O^OOm, \^JS>0*, JkiOX*, UCd^bXA,

^iQ!>0u3o!^a\ , and then by using the initials or other letters of
the names, viz. ^, u, ^Ik, 4?^, and A^, accompanied by an
Arabic transcription, l3.i0-««, »-**^^i P^i- l^jj-o^j and ,^3Jj^*j/i.
Four lines are wanting on ff GO a and h.

Title, f 3 h,
a^Ji ^oa^Vr? ' ^oc^4^ l^^ ^^^? '• ^^V^^ ^*^ ""^-^

'. ^oai iA^ «^oitA^ojQ3^ : ^A^ba 5^2 a^ \3 ^Sa

jL'V'ta : ilm^ ^**2 b2 w.^^ ;^'^o : ;lV,o^o2^? *^bo]dora&o

Then follows an introduction, written by Mar Joseph II.,
f. 3 6,

;a3l^ vnV<a ^Moa^s ^fcQ-y £s^o2 •:• 2^^o^ ^.»3»^
;^29^JS ^»3 ^'>?^? ^^3^^^ ^^?^ ^ou Ji^ ;j:.^

^3 ^is!^2 2301 ^ *:• 230^^ \^ ^? ^» oof 33020

^boviis^ ^2o .^ju4'auQ9 ^^4^^ <^'ai » oV^ tSfoa\

Next comes a brief account of the poem and the gradual
accretions to it, f 4 6,



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li^lsp ^is9^ ^^^4^ ^t^ S^OX* ^3^3 o^.^ <!^



^<u>k,0f^3 ;is^^^ ^*?3^ 3^3 ^^ JQX^$ lalsibo

^ox^ o^^^i ^o^o <• J^oiQ> 3orca3o ;Xdja U3w««2 ^^ais
;^^S^s< '. p.sibo 3^ ^^3 Xasis ;iy.Sa^3i:^^ ^o^

^O^O^sis ^oJu.33^3 ^p oioi l*>lo^^ s^J^^l iSiXJ3 ^JSXmI
J^sis ^JED ^3^ ^3J^ \^ Tskb 3kA : ^dXai ^^^Ou^a^^U

^3 dO:S (f. 5 a) •:* ^aOtJQ> 30703^0 ^XjX3 0^.3 ^SmiI

^I's^ad ;:^3u.3^^ ^*3^ ^Aol y^iias »^o32 ;««)^ o;^.V^2
CI .^Aold ^22 >ax.3 ^isS^l ;is^^ '. 326^Sfis ^3
\a "pyja 3A . wdjcai XouLbois^ ;«o7aS<3/K ^oui^*tsau3
•:• j^oiQ) 3aroi3o ^^3 C7J ^3m2 ^3:s :zi^ ^3*s ^6^^:^

;JsdL^^ . f0u3 ^3 Obob^ ^JEdJCiJ o^..\>2 ^3 do^

3A •. ^AA>2 ;^ouSajq>^^ wcias/sfr^p ^^ouLm^S^3 ^JsiMii

^aUia Op3 ^3m*2 ^3^ ^LCd ^3:S ;^l332 X^ ^3ud
«^q^3 3 U^'iti ^^A^iS^ ^3^ ^ ^OrO <• ^OJQ> 3070030
v«i»3 ^073iS33 Uy**i ^3^0 ._ «^2 b»b^ ^f3Cti3 l^'^6s

^aii ^0X^3 ^bo13^d3 ^3:so <* ^^i^ ^a&2 4^^



Add. 2814 655

(sic) ;j^\»d ^«d ;i^^3 ^^w^^ liyj^l lto\ii3 ^o>so

The poem itself begins as follows, f 5 b.

.^1 ^i^i>^ 2ifiU2 ^07 ^XtS %1 ^

: yMsisacifi X ^. poL^ XoA »^ 2 ^^oT^i ^u

: ^aisJk J& :s*2&3oaM ll^.^ ^ ^2

: y^imb ^2^ ^is^2 b^a^ ^^^? ^^
jQ90u3o^a\ <• Mab^ ui^o^ ^a Xp X 2>»\c» 2baL^o

At the end, f 81 a, are verses by Mar Joseph II. and the
priest Saumo, the former on the margin thus :

2x.ov» 02 isil : ly^^'3 l^aSi Atadl }aI o^jsitois lo)



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The latter are as follows



is*^o^ (sic) Jajo^S'^ £s&2 : ;Xo^.mM ^o^ ^o^
: }^o2^ 2>.i3 ^3^3 ;oo7i 0^3 '^'^^ 9^? : ;^0M3 ^9

The colophon, f. 81 h, states that this manuscript was finished
on the 25th of Tammuz, A.D. 1879, in Tel-Kephe, near Mosul,
by the scribe Joseph Azariah. The missing leaf (after f. 81)
contained an account of disturbances at Tel-Kephe in 1879, of
which we have the beginning on f. 81 h.

lisl^aiil SSi^ liioho ^o^io v^iiAS c^asso^ 71^
2i»bo ^^^ ;i^^ ;a:.^ ^ >/D>\^Y>p ;^o3ubo\o

: oboo^ ;.t>trt o^ijQxSiio : U'L^is V?Aa3 ;aaJ.i^ ^^ol
apasal ;*AoA ^^o ^*^'l ^3^ ^aJii 23uo;^ ^^joo* ^SM

;3L»ac3 .lay^ .cp 07^ -99^^ l^^ l**^ -^093
;As^ *jQ>aau3ati w»aM3 oi^^b^ ^^9^^ ;N>abt3b ^o)

* See Sachau, J?me in Syrien «. Mesopotamien, p. 359,



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;ji^^U03 ^4!^2 ;j.l2yQ>aA3 13,^ Mt^^ *N?^ 230^f

Ixoia ;^:3A^o loo] ^.*^x lli\a h^o^ \^l o^6y>23

:soa) ^>ibLX ^dJCdoboa o^aAo ^.oo) ^.^f2

aik^^isi M>S0 ^ . 3^2 ^ab ^ai^a :«o3J=i ux^ o2 (f. 82 a)

On the margin of ff. 81 b and 82 a are some verses, of which
the following may serve as a specimen :

^o]oisSo : JQ>o\o^o2^ a^i^Oj, ^9^ ^070^*2 ^3 ^
^V^i^p o2 tSo3t6«s9 ^ar : sKooJaS^cS ^o ^tslJIa ^bi*
^.S ?4\,^ «x<o^^ o^ 2i.^ JL»3A«3 : j^aajsoajj, ^ ^

II. A poem by Mar Joseph II., in twelve-syllable metre
with rime, on a solitary life and against living among friends
(see Assemani, B.O. iii. 1. G04), composed A.D. 1698.

Title, f. 82 b,
}3lSis L^Ou y.3^ ^AiQxA Of^ ^ O^ ^f3^? - ^'^

B. c. 42



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jsb92a .^o\, 3j6.S<b^3 ;^w«iOXba3 w.aiofts*2 .;^^o^

Beginning, f. 83 a :
J^cttlJsaii ^li^? ^ : ^]? ^^\ ;*U<)D ;^i? ;aaM

yMoaao >^^*^-' jui op? ;*«>^2 \i- : ibplM ?^2o

<♦ 3^ opiip J^^5» ^? ;*?o.t3Uoa k^Io : a^^»

The colophon, f. 96 a, states that this copy was ended on the
9th of Ab, A.D. 1879, at Tel-Kephe, near Mosul and the convent
of S. George* of Ba'bhere, by the scribe (Joseph) Azariah.

.;l3jc&ai \^ .^joou «>io? .;A^ I'aijolip ^^^^ ^^V*
jaikX <♦ ;I^ ;-^ uojoao^ o?* . ;*iy^ ^*3f> -,?*23

jLkOb^ o2 ^b ^or .2'3a6ka3 uQ>*V^30u\ ua^a 2x«bo

<* ^2 u^S< ^^o

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Paper, about 9 in. by 6f ; 91 leaves, of which the first and
the last two are blank; 9 quires, signed with letters, of 10 leaves,
except the first of 12 and the last of 8 ; 19 lines in a page.
Written in a good Nestorian hand and dated A.D. 1887.

The Book of Collectanea called ' the Bee,' compiled by
Shelemon, or Solomon, metropolitan of Perath-Maishan, or

* See Badger, llie Nentorians, i. 103.



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al-Basrah, f. 2h, auOL^S .;^*30dl3 2Sti^b03 ;^Q^3 )3^A

Oia^ ^97 yi979 .^XkbO Ss'^? ^Vt^ •sOhoAjK ^3^ ?<JQXyO.
It has been edited, with an English translation and notes, by
Mr E. A. Wallis Budge, of Christ's College, Cambridge, in the
Anecdota Oxoniensia, Semitic Series, Vol. i., Part ii.

In this copy ch. 59 ends with the words Jjllas ^.3 ^SOjAJ

2ak.*^\ l^aox ^is is A .^LaJ^^O ^^oS (see Budge's

ed., p. ^^^3bd, last line) ; after which follow some sentences

from ch. 60 (compare Budge's ed., p. U&Jd, lines 7 — 11) :

.«^is^Ql^ Ska ^p moj .23or lisoaJ^ ^oi ^sa ;»a
^fi>o^o^2^ ^a^o .;^a&29a ^e loa^ lisoaJ^'a lup

The colophon, f. 89 6, states that this copy was finished on
the 10th of Tammuz, 1887, by the deacon Francis, son of
George, of the family called* 2akbO 4S*3, from the village of
Tel-Kephe near Mosul.

.lisJ»*x.» 9!^1 isix .ff^ .^ .;L^3^ foboisa .2is3oa^
?i\^mO ^*m» w*3bl23 <* wA»2 2i3^o 23>^f3 Uaa^^^ : os

.sXO .^JsLSbbO t!S^A!»3 ;&3m0239 ^^^ *^^ ^^t^^

* ["Of the family called": elsewhere (p. 662) rendered "from." A. A. B.]

42—2



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Paper, about 9| in. by 7|; 139 leaves; 14 quires, unsigned,
of 10 leaves, except the last, which has 9 ; 20 or 21 lines in
a full page. Written in a rather inelegant Nestorian hand of
the xixth cent.

A treatise on Astronomy, entitled Sulldkd Haundnaya or
' the Intellectual Ascent,' by Gregory Barhebraeus.

Title, f. 3 h,

Ff. 27, 28, 55 J, 56 a, 132 and 133 a, are blank, marking
lacunae in the manuscript from which this transcript was made.

The contents of this work have been described in detail by
Payne Smith, Catal., no. 177 (Bodl. Hunt. 540), and Zoten-
berg, Catal, no. 244 (Bibl. nation., ancien fonds 162). There
appear to be no other MSS. of this work in Europe.

Add. 2817

Paper, about 8 in. by 5|; 194 leaves, the first of which is an
unnumbered flyleaf (ff. 1, 192 and 193 are blank) ; 21 quires,

signed with letters, mostly of 10 leaves (I has 12, a 8, u* 6,

5^ 8, and Ja 7); 16 lines in a full page. Written in a good,
clear, Nestorian hand, and dated A.D. 1883.

The History of Joseph in ten metrical discourses, ascribed
by the Nestorians to Mar Ephraim, but in reality by Balai or



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Balaeus (see Assemani, B.O., i. 166), as appears from Brit. Mus.
Add. 12,166, a manuscript of the vith or viith cent., in which
homm. i. and viii. are given under his name (see Wright's
Catal, p. 675, and Overbeck, S. Ephraemi Syri etc. Opera
Selecta, p. 270 sqq.). The whole work has been recently pub-
lished at Paris (Maisonneuve, 1887), printed with the types of
Drugulin of Leipzig.

Title, f. 2 b,
(sic) yfo^ifis auisflo .aoJOsL aoi ^^olp ^^JkXN

•:* }m*^ a*a^2 ;«a^ ^?f?^V? ■ ^^'^'^^ ^'^^

1st discourse, f. 2 6,
Subscription, f, 25 a,

2nd discourse, f. 25 a,
.dotl^ ;3iS er^^oa eSStl 3A : ^3^3 2a^2^

3rd discourse, f 39 &,
4th discourse, f, 47 a,
5 th discourse, f. 55 6,



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6th discourse, f. 77 a,



7th discourse, f. 91 a,
8th discourse, f. 121 a,
9th discourse, f. 161 6,
Subscription, f. 174 b,
10th discourse, f. 174 6,



(sic) : 23X>^^ 2a»bo2^ ^\x
(sic) yfii^yJ^ l^ho ao^



The last leaf was evidently wanting in the manuscript from
which this copy was made, for the text ends abruptly at p. 261,
line 6, of the printed edition.

The colophon, f. 191 a, states that the manuscript was
copied at Tel-Kephe (near Mosul), by a deacon named Francis,
from* Beth Mere, in 1883.



X^OX» A<^» "^Kt^-^ ' ^4f'^-^ ^^^-^^^-^ "^^^^^

.;^#^uXb9 ^^2 ^3.3L3 : 23dO ^ji3 ^p ^JO^yli



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Paper, about 9 in. by 6^; 140 leaves; 15 quires, signed
with letters, the first of which has 8 leaves, the last only 2, the
rest 10 ; leaves are wanting after f. 138 ; 20 lines in a page.
Written in a regular, Nestorian hand of the xviiith cent. The
contents are —

* ["From" : elsewhere (p. 659) rendered "of the family called." A. A. B.]



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I. Turgame, or hymns to be chanted before the Gospel on
Festivals*, by Mar 'Abhd-isho' metropolitan of Nisibis, f . 1 6 :

^^a\%^o2, ^ku ^kb^bos ;^.^9ois aisa^io.^ ^^^

.^^aiss 2^rf.^»A^ ^a^is^l^

At the end are a few turgame ^o^Xi^p for daily use, and a

}am\x3 I'xX^hois, to be chanted before the Epistle. All these
hymns are alphabetical, except one on f. 38.



II. An exposition of the Office of the holy Eucharist accord-
ing to the Nestorian use, f. 41 6 :



2aL^^3 ^?^ ^V^2? *^oo7^o9a .1^9 ly*a]is lyisolip
J- , , , '. •••'„. . , •

(f. 42 a) U^lp KOOiisoaS \^ ^^^9^^ ^ ^id^f&o .^^a^s

* See Badger, The Nestorians, ii. p. 19.



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^3ii)^:ao3 ^>^ ,i^o;(.3 «s^obooA& ;^i.^>3 do^ ^^oa,?o
^jau^a: pA *^o.boatJL&o . ;.t^a> .» 2iM33k.^ \.^ ^■**? U^^

Then follows a short address to the reader, f. 42 a,
<^^odu^3 ^^axi ;o^2 .;aoi 2a^2bp3 07^^.3 23^o^

.,^^9^ ^4 ^^2^,a7^b^ oSo lyh N^ooi ;:s3^ ;^oay.o;^i

. JEO

The discourse itself is in twelve-syllable metre, and begins,
f. 43 a,



;iC9^o3fr^32 ^ii^bp uAai m'^-^s ^^^^? ^is*a''t^a ^tnoiSflo

:S«3^0 : ^y.2if 32 uCUEOm oVjSoi ^iSa^Vi y.f'S23 <* 2X..m3

^i3^ ;»o^? ^^^^3 -^Mo^? ^^^^3 ^? ^^^cn ;V\f^?



Add. 281, S 605

III. Two tracts of John bar Zu'bl*.

1. Exposition of the holy Eucharist, in twelve-syllable
metre, f. 7Gb,

."pyio ^ ^» ;^*a^xS craa o;.3oa« ^.is^^p ._ZisoLba«o.33

(sic) 2pM.23 2X.230 ., o;.^.m3 l^'y^ ^'>*^? •\Oo;4^ 2au3

2. On Baptism, and on the mystery of the holy Leaven, in
seven-syllable metre, f. 113 6,

t\Si l^tnin ^>ti? ^t? ?^ ^^? ^3^2 2>»2ao



.^3323 ;is*ib 4-^yl^ liJsjM, f32 \.^o . ;^<.^o.ba.,^

;fa2 3ui.« .;£sx^3^t) ;isa^^.3 ^ba^jop . ;f32 ^«^^ii ^,?o.S0
^073 ;^«»2^3i .?»30 ^3^9 Ua^2o '. ;^y.3OLb0^^3

IV. A discourse on the life of the Catholicus Isho'-yabh
bar Bestohmagh by the Catholicus Henan-isho' (I.), one of his
disciples, in twelve-syllable metre, beginning, f. 119 a,

^boLoso *> ^Aiis'ix ;j^.ao\.3 ^.a^b03 2aA03o ^h 0070

* See Assemani, B.O, iii. 1. 309, note 1.



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^ypp oo] a\y*^is ^AAo^ii ^osu-vIm ^mo It^yti^ ooi
. ;aa!w . ^i ;AaoQa;^ uid|,?o7>^ *^bo!^o^^ (sic) aof* J^
^*J^ a}\a]S pS.i.o a]yj>.ii x-^^. ^^i^olb^ ;.^.*^oJ:

.. OO^O;^^ uil^i (sic) ul^^ i^^? ^3023 . . O>13?0»i-?

«^ liaySk^ )S ^io ^h x.^ btiofMlao

It is used, mutatis mutandis, for the commemoration of any
saint, according to the marginal note Sm^ ^mJxJ*^ lyioLiO

^^OmS^. The ^iSA40^ at the end is imperfect in this copy,
f. 138 b,



. o^fi^p a^'^op abolhS l*^ox l^^



V. Two tm-game by Mar 'Abhd-isho'.
1. Beginning, f. 139 a,



•> Ixijx x.5d: ^^ox* ^laho^ ^^ ^a (sic) \ ItoJsop

llip ;X3 i^a^ip \ ;S3 «.03>^*p ;XDO±} ^^^ uiy'S^ O^Jil

,1 , II l' l' N ' ' ' ' " * l' ' ■ '

2. For Lent, alphabetical, f. 139 6, ^5 ^.^00^3. See
above, f. 13 a.



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Paper, about 7f in. by 5f ; 331 leaves, some of which are a
little soiled and torn; three leaves are wanting at the beginning,
two after f. 118, two after f. 326, and two after f. 329 ; the
quires, signed with letters and in part with Arabic words, were
originally 34 in number, of 10 leaves, except the last which
had only 4 ; the folios are numbered on the verso at the top

with Syriac letters, but incorrectly, ^ and w& having been

repeated ; ff. 1 and 331 are blank. Written in a good, clear,
Nestorian hand of the earlier part of the xviiith cent. The
supplies, ff. 2, 827, 328 and 330, are quite recent, being dated
A.D. 1884.

A collection of Grammatical Treatises. See Assemani,
Gatal. Bihl. Vatic, iii. p. 410, no. cxciv. I — iv. ; Wright's Catal.,
p. 1175 ; and the preface to Gottheil's book hereafter cited.

1. The Syriac Grammar of Elias of Nisibis, entitled ^>«a

^^30ifi> ^JkbOi^ M30iS3 or 'Orthoepy of the Syriac Language,'
f. 2 h. It has been edited, with an English translation and
notes, by Dr R. J, H. Gottheil, A Treatise on Syriac Grammar
hy Mdr{i) Elid of S6b% 1887. See Wright's Catal., p. 1175,
no. 1.

2. The Syriac Grammar of John bar Zu'bi, f. 42 b, dedi-
cated to his friend George, f. 186 b. See Wright's Catal., loc.
city no. 2.

a. Of the Parts of Speech, f. 42 b.

b. Of the Noun, f. 42 b. Here are cited Elias of Nisibis,
f. 64 b; Severus Seb5kht, letter to the periodeutes Jonah, f. 68 a ;
a commentary on the Analytics of Aristotle by Denha, the
disciple of the Catholicus Isho' bar Non, f. 68 6 ; and John the
Stylite, f. 75 b.



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c. Of the Verb, f. 98 a. Here is cited Mar Ahah-
d'emmeh, f. 118 6. This chapter is imperfect.

d. Of the Pronoun, f. 120 6.

e. Of the Verbal Noun (Participle and Agent or Verbal
Adjective), f. 138 a.

f. Ofthe Adverb, f. 147 a.

g. Of the Preposition, f. 150 6.

h. Of the Conjunction, f. 154 6.

i. Of the Parts of Speech according to the Arab gram-
marians, f. 168 6.

j. Of the various "motions," ^^^oiiMf JS^>iS3, f- 169 a.

a. Of the marks of Interpunction, ^^a..3> .^ *f ^iS.bO

^303 ^^.iJOAS ?^j^A^^, f. 169 a. (1) Of zaugd, tahtaya,
'ellayd Siud jKisokd, f 169 a. (2) Of the other marks of Inter-
punction, such as meklmdnd, menllCdna, naphsd, etc., f. 178 a.
(3) Of ndgudhd and rnetappeydnd, f. 181 6. (4) The marks of
Interpunction according to the catholicus Elias I., f. 184 6.

/3. Of the smaller points, l^JsiOJk^ ^ba^0^3 Jl^a3.\*9i^^M
:'iai-9, f. 186 6. (1) Of rukkdkh and kushshdi, f. 186 6.

(2) Of the vowel-points, f. 1986, as applied to the verb, f. 251 6,
and the noun, f. 263 a.

3. The metrical Grammar of John bar Zu'bi, f. 278 6. See
Wright's Catal., loc. cit, no. 3.

4. A metrical tract of John bar Zu'bi on the four principal
marks of Interpunction, f. 293 a. See Wright's Catal, loc. cit,
no. 4.

5. A metrical enumeration of the Conjunctions, f. 294. See
Wright's Catal., loc. cit, no. 5.

6. A metrical tract on the distinction between li^ and



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^bdOkO, and between 3o^a4 ^^^'-^ ^'l ^- 2^4 a. See Wright's
Gatal., loc. cit, no. 6.

7. A metrical tract on the noun and verb, under the form
of an enigma, ^JsaM*o2, with its exposition, f. 296 b. See Wright's
Gated., loc. cit., no. 7.

8. A metrical treatise on the marks of interpunction by
Joseph bishop of Merda (Maridin), f 802 6. See Wright's
Gated., loc. cit, no. 8. In the subscription, f 317 b, he is called
Joseph bar Malkon, and said to have been afterwards metro-
politan of Subha (^Nisibis).

Ajsp^ ^aifliA y^.'g^'ji ;mjo& \.s<a lijsiho ya\x

;oa!b 007 .v^oaA^ '^ ^?^^^? '^?^? ;^at3U & ^ i

The colophon, f. 317 b, states that the above treatises were
put together by John bar Zu'bi.

^a^ ;^Ma3L»9 ;^3u^fi> ZNeu^A^ vS?9^ ^^-V^

^by.JSb93 w&^OU JaiS ;«kMMS ^^O J^^^ ;U3QA> ^lUd

9. A ^Laoxa or paradigm of the verb f3, f 317 6.

10. The metrical discourse on the Soul, by the patriarch
John bar Ma'dani, entitled Parahetha or ' the Bird,' beginning,
f. 324 b,



axp^a^b ;isMiax.^ "f^?^ '^ ;:kxia^ ^ou ^a^ >f^,?



670 Add. 2819, 2820



fr^o^ : ^o9 ^ia Ic^J? ^^ ^ P^ Za>*^ - - JCmaV^

v^oi ^ !^i^ (sic) Jtioaxiis ^^i? ^j^^^ : l^^ I'^o^y^p

See Assemani, B.O. ii. 243; Payne Smith's Catal., col. 641,
no. 4. An Arabic note on f. 330 6, written by the person who
supplied the missing leaves, gives the date 1884, at Mosul.

JJL« Aa„^j L5*^ ^"O ^tr>J J^*^ l-asU O^^ ^*^ ^-^i-o-o-^ J^5

\ AAi

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Paper, about Sin. by 5^; 158 leaves, of which the first and
last are blank ; 20 quires, signed with letters, of 8 leaves, ex-
cept fA, which has only 6 ; 15 lines in a full page. Written in
a small Nestorian hand, and dated A.D. 1882.

Hymns and other poems by several authors.

I. Hymns for the Dominical Festivals of the whole year
and other occasions, Jl^>o&Sfi3kb03 l6s\Jo^fyp ^^^^'^^^^ ^- ^ ^'

1. The first Sunday of the Annunciation, 2ab!30JQ>p, f. 2h,

<« ^'aaom ^3 ^^9^ 'CT-^ ou^aa ^ba^ ^A^®

2. The second Sunday, f. 3 b,



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Alphabetical.

3. The third Sunday, f. 6 a,

^^^aox .0^? <??^o op ^ma ^?^^,,? 'Op-A '''t^?^

Alphabetical. The r stanza has been omitted by the scribe,
f. 7 b, and the end of the hymn thrown into confusion thereby.

Another, f. 7 b,

4. The fourth Sunday, f. 9 a,

li^ •:au>^ ^^7? ^\ \^P .2'So^ ^ ^3^^^? ^»

5. The Nativity, by Warda, f. 10 a,



Another, f. 11 a,
.C7^23 070.323 ;.32 ^bpO • 07.^2 ^ dips 23^4 5^i.3a



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Another, f. 13 a,
li\ia l^^ u9m^23 'i^)f(^ 'fV*^i^? ^-^ ^^^t2 .2
^iyo *^ oap .Koc^&bss ;2d23 ;u2S l^^ -^^-k

Alphabetical.

Another, by Warda, f. 146,



.2x3 v^S mO^ u^ .23oA ^>'^^ o2 >23303 cr^-^a

*> c77^oM3 ^«6o7 ^^2p .2ay.a!^ ^'^^ \^o

Another, by Warda, f. 15 h,
2^2^ .^bb J^SAmO .^^3 O^S^kV^O ^»0m .23309 C^3

M.i^ak^ ^^ ^2 •^■'silp liixS ai^ Ul 2^^ .^2 xH'^l

*l* uJyAyjra ui3M m2
Another, f. 16 a,
a^a ;6sA,aA> aor ib92^^ .^.3 x.* ^aScs ;oo^ «^2
OTia^oaa aM2^is ^rsy^ ;oo^ v^2o .23^13 -2 .Imls



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6. The Commemoration of the Virgin Mary, f. 16 h,



.JS«ocn ^391^ oi^oA^o .is*oo] >sS!:ox 9^3^ ^isado SJko

7. The second Sunday after the Nativity, f. 18 a,

<• ;^ObA&^ i^ Abaaio .1^1;? ?^*>t ^S o;^ ;m3ox

•:*2a^3 lAlo ;&\3 ?is^9^3 ;o;3 -^^fio ^«^2 ^:3ii^2 .2



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