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SYRIAC MANUSCRIPTS



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This volume is the first part of a Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts in the
British Museum, in continuation of that compiled by Dr. F. Rosen and the Rev. J.
FoRSHALL, and published by order of the Trustees in 1838. The whole work, which
has been' drawn up by Dr. W. Wright, the Assistant Keeper of the Manuscripts,
includes descriptions of the Nitrian Collection and a few other volumes acquired since
that date. This first part comprises the classes of Biblical Manuscripts and Service-
Books, The second part, containing the remaining classes, is already in the press.
It will be accompanied by a Preface and Indices.

The publication of this volume has been considerably delayed, owing to
the first impression having been destroyed by the fire at the premises of Mr.
Watts, the Printer, in Gray's Inn Road, on the 19th of March last.^

CH. RIEU,

KEEPER OF THE ORIENTAL MSS.
15th December, 1870.



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OLD TESTAMENT.



I.



Paper, 12 in. by 8, consisting of 376 leaves.
The quires, 40 in number, are signed with
letters ()o, fol. 372). Each page is divided
into two columns of about 56 lines. The
writing is small and inelegant, with occa-
sional Syriac and Greek vowels and other
points, of the xvii*^ cent. Poll. 2, 199, 200,
201, and 373 — 376, are more modem than
the rest. This volume contains —

The whole of the Scriptures of the Old
Testament, according to the Peshitta ver-
sion, with the Apocrypha. The running title

takes different forms ; e.g., fol. 3 a^ rdadifk
etun coA ^r^.i (xdOoki/cn) ; fol. 22 by rds^

fol. 66 by ^^qoAjA cocC^ (KjBiAfia ,ftn\n\K:A
f<diua\.i:^; fol. 76 by {wpofyfiaTeia) '*^'\^\j^

* See the minute description of two similar manu-



1. The Pentateuch.

a. Genesis. Pol. 2 a.

b. Exodus. Pol. 21 a.

c. Leviticus. Pol. 37 a.

d. Numbers. Pol. 47 *.

e. Deuteronomy. Pol. 63 b.

2. Job. Pol. 77 a.

3. Joshua. Pol. 86 a.

4. Judges. Pol. 96 b.

5. a. 1st Samuel. Pol. 105 a.
b. 2nd Samuel. Pol. 118 a.

6. a. 1st Kings. Pol. 128 a.
b. 2nd Kings. Pol. 141 b.

7. a. 1st Chronicles. Pol. 153 a.
b. 2nd Chronicles. Pol. 166 a.

8. The Proverbs of Solomon. Pol. 178 b.

9. Ecclesiastes. Pol. 187 a.

10. The Song of Songs. Pol. 190 a.

11. The book of Wisdom. Pol. 191 a.

12. The book of illustrious Women,
f^AiunT*TH ftlab Jl^.i r<l9^ ; viz.

a. Ruth. Pol. 197 a.

b. Susanna. Pol. 198 b.

13. Isaiah. Pol. 201 a.



scripts in Dr. Payne Smith's Catalogue of the Syriac
MSS. in the Bodleian Library (Oxford, 1864), nos. 1
and 2 ; and also Assemani, Manuscriptorum Codd. Bibl.
Apost Vat. Catalogus (Rom. 1756-58), t. ii. p. 14, no. vii.



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14. The twelve minor Frophete. FoL
219 a.

15. Jeremiah; including the Lamenta-
tions and the Prayer of Jeremiah. FoL
234 d.

16. Ezekiel. Fol. 268 b.

17. Daniel; including the Song of the
three holy Children, Bel, and the Dragon-
Pol. 278 a.

18. The book of holy Women, Jl^.i rda^
f^iuL*lia fifab ; yiz.

a. Esther. Pol. 287 a.

b. Judith. Pol. 290 a.

19. Ezra and Nehemiah. Pol. 296 a.

20. The book of Jesus the son of Simeon,
called the son of Sirach: ^x^ojlm^ rdsii^
f<\aj»r< %n f^iaiv^n.i ^^^^aox. ia . Pol. 306 a.

21. The three books of the Maccabees ;
viz.

a. 1st Maccabees. Pol. 820 a.
h. 2nd Maccabees. Pol. 334 a.

c. 3rd Maccabees. Pol. 346 a.

22. The discourse of Josephus (Josippus)
on Eleazar, Shamuni (Samona), and her
seven sons (also called 4th Maccabees) :

m,ino . Pol. 351 i.

23. The first book of Esdras, translated
from the Septuagint version : ^lAn&sn ^ah\

f^lW^3 Kla.2«30 r^lsiliA

Pol. 360 a. Sub-



f^coa



scription: oco icoo^f^^ rda^ K!icdo .^iz.

24. The book of Tobit, translated from
the Septuagint version: r^aii^ ^ah\

Pol. 368 a. \

26. a. The first epistle of Baruch:
r<i&fi9 vv a V9.1 f<iu».w r^iii^j^. Pol. 373 a.

ft. ^ The second epistle of Baruch.
Pol. 374 a.



To several of the books short notes are
prefixed, giving some account of the writer,
date, etc.*

The name of the scribe was Abraham bar
Teshua', called iOi\^ from the village of
Kosur, near Maridin; and he wrote the
volume in the convent of S. Mary Deipara,
called Beth Marcus, at Jerusalem. This ap-
pears from the following notes.

Pol. 47 b. r^!^9 iCDoHf re Jl^ «9^^f^O



Pol. 77 a.



fda!^ ^cDiaK" Jl^ e\^



^^i^a^ r^^r^ r4iJ.%2a ^ •Jk.cub f<tT irm

>*%» r^oAr^ ^^il^ f^huLmX^ r^i»:i.a rdsi

See also foil. 165 b and 320 a.

Poll. 199 and 200 were written by one

X V y y
Antonius of Jerusalem: r^dAr^ JlL oi^o

^.UQ Ai\^*m «9iL^.i f^Uicuoo^ »floniio\iT^

. i^SQr^ tt^^^ r^lfiui4 oqso

^ xy

Pol. 201 is in the handwriting of one
Sergius al-Jubaili, whose name appears in
the following Arabic notes.

Pol. 77 a. .aJ^reo jtoA\ia» vxujAr^ Aa&i
^ i4rd«Vfl9 «^^ €qA^ aia*iwklr^ .sir^^

* As in the Bodleian and Vatican MSS. mentioned in a
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Fol. 106 a. »La^r^ .au^Jiito iuuiAr^A

PoL 219 a. iuuftXr^ pou^i? ^rAsA\r<a
«^r^lA^ ^CU «^^r^0^^ oa^o&r^O jtoA\Jij9»

Poll. 2 and 373—376 (which are yellum)
are in a different hand from any of the
above, but the writer has not recorded his
name.

On fol. 1 stands the following note:
"This MS. is the property of Dr. Adam
Clarke, of Millbrook, Lanch*/**

[Egerton 704.]



IL

Paper, 10|^ in. by 6|, consisting of 263
leaves, some of which are much torn, espe-
ciaUy foU. 1, 2, 8, 10, 23, 24, 26, 115, 262,
and 263. The quires, signed with letters,
were originally 30 in number ; but of these
the first (with the exception of a single leaf),
the second, and the last, are now missing.
Leaves are also wanting after foil. 2, 8, 22,
23, and 260. There are from 21 to 27 lines
in each page. This volume is written in a
good, regular hand of the xiii*^ cent. Some
Syriac vowels have been added by the scribe,
and other hands have inserted numerous
Greek vowels, as well as the points rukkdkh
and ktMhshdiy both in red and black ink. It
contains —

The Pentateuch, according to the Peshitta
version ; viz.

Genesis, marginally divided into 35 sec-



• See the Catalogue of the European and Asiatic
Manuscripts in the Library of the late Dr. Adam Clarke,
by J. B. B. Clarke (Lond. 1836), p. 203, no. 249.



tions (eiA). Pol. 1 a. The paissing portions
are : ch. i. 1 — iv. 12, v. 11 — ^xvii. 10, xviii.
6 — 27, xxiii. 8 — ^xxiv. 11, xxxi. 53 — xxxvi.
4, and xxxvi. 30 — xxxvii. 15.

Exodus, divided into 26 sections (a^).
Pol. 42 b.

Leviticus, divided into 20 sections (v^).
Pol. 101 a. \

Numbers, divided into 26 sections (oa).
Pol. 147 b.

Deuteronomy (sections not marked
throughout). Pol. 212 a. The missing por-
tions are : ch. xxx. 1 — 20, and xxxii. 14—
xxxiv. 12.

A few lessons (rdi*Ho) have been marked
on the margins ; e.g. foil. 40 J, 41 J, and 44 b.
There are also many marginal notes and
glosses, chiefly in Arabic, by different hands.

[Add. 14,671.]

III.

Vellum, 10| in. by 8^, consisting of 230
leaves, many of which, especially in the first
half of the volume, are much stained and
slightly mutilated. It seems to have origi-*
nally consisted of 24 quires, signed with
letters (see fol. 61, \ ; fol. 71, *» ; fol. 100,
Kl* ; fol. 110, »au ; fol. 161, u ; etc.) Leaves
are now wanting after foil. 2, 89, 119, and
230. Each page is divided into two columns,
of from 24 to 31 lines. This volume appears
to have been the work of two scribes, the
one of whom wrote from the beginning to
fol. 115, the other from fol. 116 to the end.
It was written at Amid, in the year of the
Greeks 775, A.D. 464. The character in
both parts is a fine, bold Estrangela. Vowels
have sometimes been added by a later hand
(>., p, w/^, X, XTr w"f"KA^ ). Poll. 1 — 6, 9, and
19, have been inserted, to replace lost leaves,
apparently about the viii*^ cent. Pol. 10 is
of still later date. The contents are —

Pour books of the Pentateuch, according
to the Peshitta version ; viz.

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Exod. XT. 1-



Genesis. Fol. 1 b. Subscription: .>!*.

Exodus. Pol. 60 a. Title : K'i&CD . r^in^an
K'^ior^.i ^Hii.1. Subscription: fdmAsn >\jl

Numbers. Fol. 116 b. Title (now almost
effaced) K'^iar^.i rd^^ir^.! K'i^CD r^iiisn .
Subscription : rda^air^^ f^lAto r^AaiSso Ja\x.

Deuteronomy. Fol. 177 a. Title: ^^

Lessons have been marked here and there
on the margin by a very modern hand ; and
on fol. 179 a three various readings are
noted.

The following portions of the text are
missing: after fol. 2, Gen. ii. 10 — iii. 12;
after fol. 89, Exod. xxiii. 9—31; after fol.
119, Num. ii. 34— iii. 26 ; and after fol. 230,
Deut. xxxiv. 2 to the end.

As this is believed to be the oldest dated
manuscript of any portion of the Bible now
extant, it may be worth while to give a
collation of some portions of the text with
Lee's edition.*

Gten. xlix. v. 1. Omits «.£oiA ; «^.a^cu»r^a.

— ^v. 2. JLicflL»fd\, and so always. — v. 4.
^as.i\. — ^V. 6. Omits r^r^. — ^V. 6. ^^ooDlirda ;
^.^oooaBiAaa ; ii\iuiJ. — V. 7. Omits ooo. —
V. 11. ca*Qft&i\. — V. 13. rdso*. — ^v. 15. oQj^iK'a
rds\* — V. 16. Kl^coottA ool ii^.i. — V. 22.
t^jsco . — V. 24. iuaJiicDa; ^oli. ^.sq. — v. 25.
K'^iaa*. AaA ^. — ^V. 26. vyOLar^.i K'^iaa
^jBjk.. — ^v. 28. «^ao^ ^cD. — ^v. 30. r^^ ;



• On this and other manuscripts of the Old Testament
in the Nitrian collection, see the memoir of Dr. Ceriani,
" Le Edizioni e i Manoscritti delle Versioni Siriache del
Vecchio Testamento,** in the " Memorie del R Istituto
Lombardo di Scienze e Lettere," vol. xi, ii della Serie iii.



21. V. 4. rCsius re.i¥. ; n\n\,
— ^V. 5. Kl&fdik. — ^v. 6. v^A3.iLLja ^ia^. —
V. 7. vyf^C9 iiAiiC9 yUiaa^ ^i^^ooaso.
V. 14 hsa^n rdaiilX.— V. 15. f^ini\\o ;
r^^i\lf^. — V. 16. ^^l\.i r^iOM:^.. — V. 19.
Ao\*in; ^.^mi\^ rd^i^a v^cor^o. — v. 20.

Exod. XX. 1 — ^17. V. 2. vyiknar^.!. — ^V. 4.

.la^^ fd\a; Aa&o y\^ Aa&. — v. 5. •2^i&
r^ca^. — ^V. 6. •fdOMil Kl^r^ A^ f^i^oa^
(a modem hand has pointed Kl&Ar<and in-
serted ^i.i.i). — V. 9. ^-4^00* f<iLjLr^;
v^^ Aa&.— V. 10. .laiL. Aa& .ia:L.i^ itd ;
v^i\ai\o. — V. 11, hur^i AcAo; .jiLui^r^o;
GOXMiao r^Aiax..! r^lsocu r^iao vv la. — ^V. 16.
vvl nun .icDcp^ rdA. — V. 17. Aj^ i^o

Deut. xxxii. 1 — 43. v. 1. r^l^irc" ,\^t.A\. —
V. 2. fdJA^ vyr^; f^CflL»c»ir^ vyr^o. — V. 4.

f<^li\a acD r^Lcu3l. — ^V. 6. vvria:^ oqso. —
V. 8. -\\?i^ .la^.! ; rCsLJr^ oa ; >uA r<i % inwo
A^iftur^. — ^v.9. Ao2^. — ^v. 11. f<ijcj v^f<. —

V. 12. lia^oi >oiAf<. — V. 17. oIm.! r^. —
V. 20. Ao2^ .—V. 21. ^caej\r^i •sa^ rdLa.—
V. 22. Aa&rei\a. — ^v. 24. «^a&i\^a. — ^v. 26.
v-4^4\; rdioii.— V. 26. 4\i»r^.— v. 27.
^^^on i 1 n.i \ \ n «^,.a2a«ii\^ ; ioa«ii\r^. —
V. 33. rdx.10. — V. 35. ocD Ju.i.— V. 36-
rd^aivao. — V. 38. r^^i4\o.— V. 39. iu^Ao
>caAr^. — V. 41. |KllQa\ r^l^io^ v^CDr^.
V. 42. K'loaa Acuki.

On fol. 115 by after the subscription of the
book of Exodus and the usual doxology,
there is a note, part of which has been
erased, and the rest retouched by a later



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hand, as it would seem, not always cor-
rectly. It runs as follows.

^cD f^*i&co •a^o T^i»^ cD.in\\ JLjj:i

.... li^Q r<aAr^>Mlo r<in.«M onz&l ,nintii\

^lO .m V o Ji^.&Mi\f^.i r^juzo

cpA\Ani\n f^tt I T*yi.i [ (^) KbaA\

f<v\j^ coA Aiua acb r^lsocua iCon ii m i
r^ai r^lsoCLo^ KlnJ.it.l r^^mn rdA:^ia&a

• ^Aar^ l^i^\\ paLkl lOaccoA^i.! r^.icpco pa^

"Who strengthened His humhle servant,
and he wrote these hooks for his heloved
friend, the honoured and God-loving priest

Mar . . . ^ . . , who used

diligence and made and hought this volume,
(i.e. paid for the writing of it,) for the holy

church of May the Messiah,

through His grace," etc.

Then follows the date, the letters of which
have also heen slightly retouched.

»^n ■ n r^hy^isXi^ awards ,T ^ t»o ^ i \ n T o

f^l^an^oSkr^ f<l» il» KbAr^ >m10 r^in.«M

• o • o • f^iiai f^i\:i:^.i couza

" This volume was written in the year 775
(A.D. 464), in the city of Amid, in the days
of the honoured and Gtod-fearing hishop
Mar Mara*, .... of the Great Church."t

The next note gives the name of the scrihe
who wrote the first half of the manuscript,
viz. the deacon John. The last line is in
part no longer legible.
rdaa^a rt^iT^T^an ^cu r^co rda^ •a^

* See Assemani, BibL Or., t. L p. 256 j Le Quien, Or.
Christ, t. ii. col. 992.

t Instead of cnliTn, in or during the peace, another
word appears to have stood originally in the MS. j viz.
moaTn, " in the street or court of the Great ChurcL"
See Land, Anecd. Syr., t. L p. 65, note 3 ; and the note
at the end of Add. U,489,



Between the last two notes some words
are written in large but very indistinct
letters, of comparatively modem date, men-
tioning the name of one John as the pos-
sessor of the book.

(?) K!lr^.l ^CD f^H&fi9 (?) CS& • • f^j2i^ ^cu
fdl^ r^ia.i r^r^ iA.i r^i»^o f<A^ Kllr^

On fol. 116 a, near the top of the page,
stand in a good clear hand the words:

f^A\»tiT*7n f^i\a*iiAi\.i i»r^.i ^^ ; and be-
neath, in a small hand of the x*^ or xi*^
cent., is a long prayer, apparently extracted
from some liturgy, for the Church and all
the orders of the clergy, the kings and
judges, the rich and the poor. It begins:

On fol. 1 a there is some ancient Arabic
writing, now no longer distinctly legible.

[Add. 14,425.J



Vellum, 13| in. by 10^, consisting of 96
leaves, several of which are much stained
and torn, especially foil. 69 and 86 — 90.
The quires are signed with the Syriac
arithmetical figures (see foil. 10, 20, etc.).
No less than nine quires and a leaf are
missing at the beginning of the volume;
and the last two quires are imperfect, leaves
being wanting after foil. 88, 89, and 95.
Each page is divided into two columns, of
from 29 to 33 lines. The character is a
large and beautiful Estrangela of the vi*^
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oases by later hands. This volume con-
tains —

Part of the Pentateuch, according to the
Peshitta version ; viz.

Leviticus. Pol. 1 a. Subscription : • y^

Numbers. Pol. 28 h. Title: • K'iato . Kliusn
• K'^ioK'.i . r^ft^W.1 . Subscription: . ^qSul

Deuteronomy. Pol. 67 J. Title : . r^ui^

The following portions of the text are
wanting. At the beginning, besides the
books of Genesis and Exodus, Levit. i. 1 —
iii. 6 ; after fol. 88, Deut. xxii. 19 — ^xxvii. 19;
after fol. 89, Deut. xxviii. 26 — ^xxix. 13 ; and
after fol. 95, Deut. xxxiv. 9 to the end.

[Add. 14,427.]

Vellum, 8f in. by 5^, consisting of 105
leaves, some of which are slightly stained
and torn, especially near the beginning and
end. Originally the book was made up of
13 quires, of which the sixth and the last
are now wanting, and several others are
imperfect, leaves being missing after foil. 2,
7, and 11. They have been twice signed
with letters (see foil. 16, 46, and 56), but
at neither time correctly. Each page con-
tains from 20 to 25 lines. The character
is a good, regular Estrangela of the vi*^ or
vii*^ cent. Vowels have sometimes been
added by a later hand (>. , € , h , p , v , jc , iy).
This manuscript contains —

The book of Genesis, according to the
Peshitta version. Title, fol. 2 h : r<hu^B

The lessons are marked in the text in the
usual way ; others have been added subse-
quently at the top of the page.

The following portions of the text are
wanting: after fol. 2, ch. i. 7 — 18; after
fol. 7, ch. iii. 13—22; after fol. 11, ch. v.
24 — vi. 15 ; after fol. 45, a whole quire.



containing ch. xxii. ll^xxv, 17; and after
fol. 105, a quire, containing oh, xlvii. 13 to
the end.

Poll. 1 and 2 a contain an index to the
additional lessons mentioned above.



^^ A ^^ A r^^kftkUK':! relkax^i K'iiaLX^i ^

k!s>^ ju\ f^^^u f^nT*i.v»:i «

• • •& K" •Sk rAc^jji ^ : •^^r f^nT*i.v.i ^

M •& K" .fk : .1 : f^iT*! au».i ji

and so on. Here a stands for r^flsia^ ,
hu]^ (quire), and A for f^U>^ (opening).

With this volume was once bound up a
work, (or more probably a series of extracts,)
entitled r^lxaM kIiaIm.! kIimosi , ** Disqui-
sitions of the holy Teachers,'' as appears
from the note on the margin of fol. 2 b.

[Add. 14,426.]

VI.

Vellum, about 9 in. by 6, consisting of 24
leaves, some of which are much stained and
torn, especially foil. 1, 2, 5 — 7, 14 and 15.
The quires are signed with letters, but only
CD is complete. Leaves are wanting after
foil. 3, 7, 10 and 24. Each page has from
22 to 25 lines. This manuscript is written
in a good, regular Estrangela of the vi*"* or
vii*^ cent. It contains —

Fragments of the book of Genesis, r^^ia
[Kduicreh] f<l43Q.iD KS^Qp, according to the
Peshitta version ; viz. ch. i. 1 — ^ii. 9, iii. 16 —
vi. 3, xix. 38 — ^xxi. 29, and xxiii. 3 — xxix. 10.
Of the lessons, some axe rubricated in the
text, whilst others have been added on the
margin by a much later hand.

[Add. 14,444, foil. 1—24.]

VII.

Vellum, about 9\ in. by 6|, consisting of
61 leaves (Add. 12,172, foU. 136 — 196).



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The quires, six in number, are signed with
iettOTS, There are from 22 to 33 lines in
each page. It is made up of parts of two
manuscripts, the one of the ix*^ or x*^ cent.,
the other of the x*^ or xi*^ cent. The former,
foil. 136 — 164, is written- in a good, regular
hand, with many Syriac vowel-points and
accents, and is apparently of Nestorian
origin. The latter ia in an ordinary current
hand, and rather carelessly written. The
contents are — *:,

1. The book of Genesis, according to the
PesMtta version. Fol. 136 b. The text, from
the beginning to ch. xxxii. 28 (fol. 164 J),
is divided into 22 sections, marked on the
margin.

2. The story of Eleazar, Shamuni and her
seven sons, extracted from the second book
of the Maccabees, ch. vi. 18 — ch. vii. 42.
Eol. 188 5. Beginning : ^ K'iu&jL^ .sio^

rdsL*! IV^aXrt^ • • cous f<%i TO rtliosacd
/•X.a . K'iftVM.l K'Vtta AoAKll.1

3. The first epistle of Baruch, K'Aii^K'

Ann\. Fol. 192 J.

A note on fol. 195 a states that this book
of Genesis belonged to one Denha, the dis-
ciple of Lazarus of Arzan or Arzun, who
dwelt in the desert of Scete : i^liaa A^r<

ft^a ^:ua rt^ii&m tcoo^f^.l Klico KLa^L^

fdi^lCL&A.! vwK" r^ocD i^OJk. f^\ n nDi^.i

• jua oraa K'u.l A^.ia >cocu«».l
A different hand has added : oA •n^so.i A^o



Another note on fol. 136 a distinctly says
that it belonged to the convent of S. Mary
Deipara.

On fol. 195 b there is twice written the
name of one Jonah, r^ii ikim^ ^cu kIik'

[Add. 12,172, foU. 136—196.]

Tin.

A paper leaf, 7^ in. by 5, contaming
Genesis, ch. i. v. 7 — 18, according to the
Peshitta version, written in a hand of the
xiv*** cent.

[Add. 14,738, fol. 1.]

IX.

t

Vellum, about 9f in. by 6^, consisting of
108 leaves. The quires, eleven in nimiber,
are signed with both letters and arithmetical

figures, thus: -^^ -V^^ •'•» etc. There are

from 20 to 22 lines in each page. The cha-
racter is an elegant, regular Estrangela, of
the earlier half of the viii*^ cent. Vowels
have been added in a few cases by a later
hand (e.g. foil. 15 b and 16 a, 4, > , h, <;, ^, «).
This manuscript contains —

The book of Exodus, according to the
Peshitta version. .

Title, fol. 3 b\ ^1^.1 r^^A^ i<A.nJh^n
f<hs^\okf<T^ . The lessons (r<li* io , abbreviated
%\n) are indicated by rubrics in the text.
One has been added on the margin by a
later hand, viz. fol. 28 5, r<^Y^M.i r^li^io

Subscription, fol. 107 - d, nlxcLSLM >Ll
K'^iorf:! ^1^:1 K'iaa* ; after which follows
the doxology, ^.v^oo nf^cuAiAiA r^jjoox.
*. ^jMK'a ^f^r< 4^ ^, and in a more cursive
character the words .9^.1 ^ A^ cA^



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A note in the same handwriting, on fol.
108 a, states that the manuscript was written
for the monks of the convent of Natpha,*
near Maridin, at the expense of the priest
Julian kLaioi, and of the deacons George
and Bada, visitors (K'laauto, ^epMSein^) of
the said convent, re:^^^^ a:uauk.o o\^^M^h\x<

fdxAcu Tt^TiTn • rf^i^ f<\f\ \n.i ft^ft\i:i
^.^OQEui^i. r^\^ oraa K'lai Aa.i • r^AS.ai2k:i coL.i
A\^3 009 K'ooAk'i • »\qs.9 ^.^r^ A Ann

OCp . K^lOS K'ieOAQO O^QQOO oi^^SkM^K" OXSttX,

o.Ta^.l »..ooq\a.i ^h\c\^ . K'losoia r<x^Hal
• ^i^wii^X r^ca\r^.i coIas^ ^.Ta^o



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