182 Manuscripts From The Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate Of Damascus Have Been Added To Reading Room
182 manuscripts from the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Damascus have been added to Reading RoomPosted: 2022-03-09
The collection of the library of the Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Damascus (GCPD) shows the vast interest of its collectors in diverse topics. Its 182 manuscripts cover a wide range of genres, including Bibles and commentaries, sermons and meditations, history, theology, and liturgy. For example, GCPD 00167 contains an Arabic Pentekostarion.
Additionally, the collection holds a number of Islamic texts, evidencing an interest in the interactions among different religious groups in the area. These include legal works, commentaries, fables, and poetry, such the poetic Persian-Turkish dictionary by Vehbi, found in GCPD 00107. View now