Berlin, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Syr. 74

Images: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Other shelfmark(s): Sachau 9

Physical description: paper, 208 × 140 mm., 128 fols., 1 col.

Language(s): Syriac

Date: 1695 (fols. 24v and 100v)

Provenance: unknown


Legend of the Thirty Pieces of Silver (CANT 57; extracted from the Book of the Bee ch. 44; fols. 20v–22r)

History of Philip in the City of Carthage (CANT 253; fols. 52v–65v)

Acts of Andrew and Mathias in the City of the Cannibals (CANT 236; fols. 82v–92v)

Additional Contents: Cave of Treasures (fols. 3r–19v, 122r–122v); Solomon of Basra, Book of the Bee (introduction only; fols. 22r–24v); Syriac History of Joseph (CAVT 113; fols. 24v–52v), History of the Rechabites (CAVT 166; fols. 101r–121r), and several hagiographical texts.


Sachau, Eduard. Verzeichniss der syrischen Handschriften der Königlichen Bibliothek. Erste Abtheilung. Berlin: A. Asher & Co., 1899 (pp. 281–88).

Other online databases: e-corpus

Entry created by Tony Burke, York University (, 12 May 2017.