Cambridge Mass., Harvard Houghton Library, Syr. 59

h59-smallFormer shelfmark: SMH 47, access 3985

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Physical description: paper, 23 × 16 cm, 240 fol., 1 col.

Language(s): Syriac

Date: 1856 (fol. 238r-238v)

Provenance: the deacon Simeon bar Ablhad at the monastery of Mar Abel and Mar Abraham near Midyat (in the province of Mardin) (fol. 238r-238v). Purchased by Rendel Harris in Mardin.


Apocalypse of Paul (CANT 325; fol. 117r-159r)

Cave of Treasures (159v-203v)

Infancy Gospel of Thomas (CANT 57; as book 4 of West Syriac Life of Mary [CANT 95], fol. 86r-94r)

Additional Contents: Ps.-Ephrem, On the Malice of the Jews against Mary and Joseph (fol. 94v-105r) and additional memre and miracle stories.

Catalogs: Mosche H. Goshen-Gottstein, Syriac Manuscripts in the Harvard College Library: A Catalogue (Harvard Semitic Studies 23; Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1979), 61-62; Lewis H. Titterton, The Syriac Manuscripts in the Semitic Museum of Harvard University (unpublished thesis, 1925), 104-105; James T. Clemons, “A Checklist of Syriac Manuscripts in the United States and Canada,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 32 (1966): 224-51 (MS no. 92).

Other online databases: HOLLIS

Entry created: October 19, 2016.