Edgbaston, University of Birmingham, Mingana Syr. 560

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Physical description: paper, 18 × 13 cm, 152 fol., 1 col.; first ten leaves missing.

Language: Syriac.

Date: 1491 (see fol. 152r)

Provenance: written in the monastery of St. George and St. Abel (Mardin?) by an anonymous monk (see fol. 152r).

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

Protevangelium of James (CANT 50; as book 1, truncated at start, fol. 2r-3r; book 2, 12v-20v)

Vision of Theophilus (CANT 56; as book 3, fol. 21r-60r)

Infancy Gospel of Thomas (CANT 57; as book 4, fol. 60v-67r)

Six-Books Dormition of the Virgin (CANT 123-124; as book 5, fol. 67r-119r; and book 6, fol. 119v-142v).

Additional Contents: Jacob of Serug, On the Death and Burial of the Virgin (fol. 143r-149r), Miracle of the Theotokos in the city of Apamea (fol. 149v-151v), and Ps.-Ephrem, On the Malice of the Jews Against Mary and Joseph (fol. 3r-12v).


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. 1039–41). (online).

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Entry created: 22 July 2016.