Cambridge Mass., Harvard Houghton Library, Syr. 36

harvard-36-smallFormer shelfmarks: SMH 24, access 3962

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Physical description: paper, 21 × 15 cm, 117 fol., 1 col. (leaves damaged, disordered and missing)

Language(s): Syriac

Date: ca. 16th/17th cent.

Provenance: purchased by Rendel Harris in Mardin.

Contents: portions of West Syriac Life of Mary (CANT 95) featuring:

Dormition of the Virgin (CANT 123-124; as book 5 and 6, fol. 10, 12r-61r, interrupted fol. 11 by lectionary readings of 1 Thess 4:12-18 and John 5:24-29).

Additional Contents: Life of Bar Sauma (fol. 1-9, 82-117), Jacob of Serug, On the Death and Burial of the Virgin (fol. 61v-69r), Ps.-Ephrem’s On the Malice of the Jews against Mary and Joseph (69r-78v), and Miracle of the Theotokos in the Cty of Apamea (78v-81v, incomplete).

Catalogs: Mosche H. Goshen-Gottstein, Syriac Manuscripts in the Harvard College Library: A Catalogue (Harvard Semitic Studies 23; Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1979), 50-51; Lewis H. Titterton, The Syriac Manuscripts in the Semitic Museum of Harvard University (unpublished thesis, 1925), 46-47; James T. Clemons, “A Checklist of Syriac Manuscripts in the United States and Canada,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 32 (1966): 224-51 (at 231-50, MS no. 69).

Other online databases: HOLLIS

Entry created: 21 October 2016.