Edgbaston, University of Birmingham, Mingana Syr. 5

Images: University of Birmingham

Physical description: paper, 17.7 × 11.8 cm, 116 fols., 1 col. Four quires missing at start.

Language(s): Syriac

Date: 1479 (fol. 116v) and an Arabic inscription on fol. 115v reveals that George, son of Kas Elias, owned the MS in 1850.

Provenance: location unknown

Contents:

West Syriac Life of Mary (CANT 95) featuring:

Protevangelium of James (CANT 50; as book 1 and 2; absent)

Vision of Theophilus (CANT 56; as book 3, fol. 1r–18v, lacking beginning and with fol 5-6 and 7-8 misplaced)

Infancy Gospel of Thomas (CANT 57; as book 4, fol. 18v–26v)

Six-Books Dormition of the Virgin (CANT 123–124; as book 5, fol. 26v–77r, and book 6, fol. 77r–101r)

Additional Contents: On the Departure of Mary by Timothy, bishop of Gargar (fol. 101r–116r).

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., 1933 (vol. 1, cols. 19–21).

Other online databases: University of Birmingham, Mingana Collection

Entry created by Tony Burke, York University (tburke@yorku.ca), 19 October 2016.