Vatican, Biblioteca apostolica, Borgia Syriac 128

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Physical description: paper, 32 ×  22 cm, 199 fol. (originally 217), 2 col.

Language: Syriac

Date: 1720

Provenance: Monastery of Mor Hananyo (Dayr al-Za‘faran, Mardin)

West Syriac Life of Mary (CANT 95; fol. 10r-82v) featuring:
Protevangelium of James (CANT 50; as book 2, fol. 10r-10v, ending only; and book 1, fol. 10v-15r)
Vision of Theophilus (CANT 56; as book 3, fol. 15r-34v; ending missing)
Infancy Gospel of Thomas (CANT 57; as book 4, fol. 40r, ending only)
Dormition of the Virgin (CANT 123-24; as book 5, fol. 40r-68v, and book 6, fol. 68v-82v)

Additional contents: various Mary-related homilies by Jacob of Sarug, Timothy of Gargar, etc.

Catalogs: Orsatti, Paola. Il fondo Borgia della Biblioteca Vaticana e gli studi orientali a Roma tra sette e ottocento, Studi e Testi 376 (Vatican: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1996), 115-29.
online-bulletAdai Scher, “Notice sur les manuscrits syriaques du Musée Borgia, aujourd’hui à la Bibliothèque Vaticane.” Journal Asiatique 10/13 (March-April 1909): 249-87 (at 275-76).

Other online databases: Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts

Entry created: 5 July 2016.