ܦܨܘܠ ܐܠܐܢܓܝܠ ܐܠܛܐܗܪ ܐܠܡܩܕܣ.

Fuṣūl al-Injīl al-ṭāhir al-muqaddas.

Manuscript, Book
[Iraq?], [15--?].
1 online resource (ii, 113, ii leaves) : paper, illuminations


Former owner
Summary note
Gospel readings according to the liturgy of the Upper Monastery, known as the "Mosul Rite."
  • Binding: Reddish brown leather over pasteboard blind stamped with central Greek cross with 4-leaf floral design at the end of each arm and in the corners and frame of smaller equal-armed crosses; spine reinforced with piece of printed textile; endbands in red and green thread.
  • Decoration: Illuminated headpiece in black and red (f. 1v); textblock border ruled in double red; rubrications in red; single lines of repeating geometric designs in red and black used as text division markers; black dots in a red circle punctuate the text.
  • Foliation: Modern foliation in pencil added, upper left recto; catchwords each verso, lower left. Gatherings are marked at the beginning and end in Arabic script.
  • Layout: 23 long lines, except for f. 113v, which is in two columns.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Marginal rubrics in Syriac indicate accompanying hymns; catchwords and signatures in Arabic; interpretive glosses integrated into the text.
  • Origin: Item is undated, perhaps copied in Northern Iraq in the 16th century.
  • Script: Written in Arabic Garshuni in East Syriac script with Arabic script catchwords.
  • Syriac cataloging assistance provided by Joshua Mugler.
  • Title from introduction (f. 1v).
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic Garshuni (
East Syriac).
Formerly owned by J. Rendel Harris.
Cite as
Haverford College, Quaker and Special Collections manuscripts RH 57
Other title(s)
  • Fuṣūl al-Injīl al-ṭāhir al-muqaddas.
  • فصول الانجيل الطاهر المقدس.
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