426 Manuscripts From The Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese Of Mosul Have Been Added To Reading Room
426 manuscripts from the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul have been added to Reading RoomPosted: 2022-05-20
The collection of the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul is now fully cataloged and available in Reading Room. The collection consists of 426 manuscripts, most of which are in Syriac or in Arabic Garshuni. Among these manuscripts are Bibles, liturgical books, hagiographies, and other religious texts, ranging from the 13th century to the late 20th century. The collection offers a fascinating window into the life of a West Syriac community in a region that is predominantly East Syriac.
For example, ASOM 00388 includes, along with many hagiographies, two 'Onyata hymns by the 13th-century author Gewargis Warda, whose work usually appears in East Syriac manuscripts, but they appear here in a Syriac Orthodox manuscript. ASOM 00230, pictured here, includes an illustration of a demon in a typically East Syriac style. View now