Mardin, Church of the Forty Martyrs, 265

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Former shelfmark(s): perhaps once cataloged as Diyarbakir, Meryem Ana Syriac Orthodox Church, 99 and/or Mardin, Chaldean Bishopric, 80.

Physical description: paper, 13.5 × 9.5 cm, 280 pp., 1 col. Portions of first and final quire missing.

Language: Syriac.

Date: 16th/17th cent.

Provenance: Two notes in Garšūnī (p. 53 and 206) name a certain Simon as owner of the MS, and the stamp of the Deir al-Zafaran appears on p. 35.

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

Protevangelium of James (CANT 50; as book 1, truncated at start, pp. 1-13; book 2, pp. 13-34)

Vision of Theophilus (CANT 56; absent)

Infancy Gospel of Thomas (CANT 57; numbered as book 3, pp. 34-53)

Dormition of the Virgin (CANT 123-124; numbered as book 4, pp. 53-206; and numbered as book 6, fol. pp. 207-80).

Additional Contents: none.

Catalogs: Scher, Addai. “Notice sur les manuscrits syriaques et arabes conservés à l’archêveché  chaldéen de Diarbékir,” Journal Asiatique 10/10 (1907), 331-62; 10/11 (1907), 385-431, at 402-403 (online); Scher, Addai. “Notice sur les manuscrits syriaques et arabes conservés dans la bibliothèque de l’évêché chaldéen de Mardin,” Revue des Bibliothèques 18 (1908), 64-95, at 86 (online).

Other online databases: HMML.

Entry created: 22 July 2016.