Physical description: paper, 13.5 × 9.5 cm, 137 fol., 1 col. The book has two hands: one in a block script similar to Estrangelo (fol. 1-44), the other in Serto (45-137). The manuscript lacks the first 11 fols.
Date: 16th cent.
Provenance: copied at the Monastery of Jacob, Sharbel, and Febronia near Kfar Šamaʿ, a village in Ṭur ʿAbdin.
Contents: West Syriac Life of Mary (CANT 95) featuring:
Protevangelium of James (CANT 50; as book 1, truncated at start, fol. 1r–11v; book 2, 11v–20v)
Vision of Theophilus (absent)
Infancy Gospel of Thomas (CANT 57; here as book 3, fol. 20v–29v)
Dormition of the Virgin (CANT 123-124; introduced as book 4 but numbered book 5 at end, fol. 29v–101v; and book 6, fol. 102r–136v).
Additional Contents: none
Macomber, William F. “A Checklist of the Manuscripts of the Chaldean Patriarchate, ca. 1965” (unpublished manuscript, 1966).
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Entry created: 12 January 2017