Edgbaston, University of Birmingham, Mingana Arab. 94+Add. Arab. 130+Add. Arab. 148+Add. Arab. 149

Images: University of Birmingham (Arab. 94)

Physical description: vellum, 1 col.; Arab. 94=21.8 × 18 cm, 11 fols.; Add. Arab. 130=19.7 × 15.3 cm, 1 fol.; Add. Arab. 148=21 × 14.6 cm, 1 fol.; Add. Arab. 149=21.8 × 18 cm, 4 fols. (additional leaves in Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia and the University of Leiden).

Language(s): Arabic

Date: ca. 830–880

Provenance: Mount Sinai, St. Catherine’s Monastery

Contents:

Dormition of the Virgin by John the Evangelist (CANT 141–42; Arab. Add. 130)

History of Philip (CANT 235; Arab. 94, fol. 4v + Add. Arab. 149, fols. 2r–4v +Arab. 94, fols. 5r–8r)

Acts of Thomas (CANT 245; Arab. 94, fols. 8v–11v)

Additional Contents: a discourse by Epiphanius of Cyprus containing praises of Mary, the Finding of the True Cross by the Empress Helena.

Catalogs:

Mingana, Alphonse. Catalogue of the Mingana Collection of Manuscripts Now in the Possession of the Trustees of the Woodbrooke Settlement, Selly Oak, Birmingham. 3 vols. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., 1936 (Arab. 91, vol. 2, pp. 121–22).

Mingana, Alphonse. Catalogue of the Mingana Collection of Manuscripts Now in the Possession of the Trustees of the Woodbrooke Settlement, Selly Oak, Birmingham. 3 vols. Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd., 1936 (vol. 3, pp. 20–21 [Arab. Add. 130], 9–10 [148], 121–22 [149].

Esbroeck, Michel van. “Remembrement d’un manuscrit sinaitique arabe de 950.” Pages 138–39 in Actes du premier Congrès international d’études arabes chrétiennes. Edited by Kh. Samir. OCA 218. Rome 1982.

Other online databases: University of Birmingham, Mingana Collection

Entry created by Tony Burke, York University (tburke@yorku.ca), 18 September 2017.