PARAKLETIKON

MS 571
MS Short Title PARAKLETIKON
Text PARAKLETIKON: CANONS FOR WORKDAYS, MAGNIFICAT, EXAPOSTEILARION, MELCHITE USE
Description MS in Syriac on paper, Antioch, Syria, 20th June 1190, 5 ff., 25x16 cm, single column, (20x12 cm), 20 lines in Syriac estrangela book script, signed and dated by Michael, son of Abu L-Farag, the priest and abbot, decorated headpiece, later drawing of Christ in Majesty.
Binding Barking, Essex, 1990, green cloth gilt folding case by Aquarius.
Provenance 1. Convent of Elias the prophet on the Black Mountain (Convent of Mâr Panteleêmôn), Antioch (1190-); 2. Monastery of St. Catherine, Mt. Sinai (until 19th c.); 3. Friedrich Grote (19th c.); 4. Walther Adam, Magdeburg and Goslar (1918/30-1964); 5. Carl Wilhelm Adam, Goslar (1964-1987); 6. F. Dörling, Hamburg 11.6.1987:25; 7. Wolfgang Görigk, Germany (-1989); 8. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London.
Commentary Colophon of the scribe Michael, abbot of the Convent of Elias the prophet on the Black Mountain, dated 20 June in the year 6698 after Adam, i.e. 1190 AD. Melchite is an Eastern sect of Christians who, while adhering to the ceremonies and liturgy of the Greek orthodox church, acknowledge the papal authority. There are 20 MSS from Mt. Sinai in The Schøyen Collection. Besides the monastery's own famous library (4300 MSS), only British Library (8 MSS) and The National Library of Russia, St. Petersburg (60 MSS, mostly fragments), have comparable holdings.
Published J. Assfalg: Syrische Handscriften (Band V); in: Verzeichnis der Orientalischen Handscriften in Deutschland. Wiesbaden 1963, Band V, pp. 208-9, No. 105. Anton Baumstark: Geschichte der syrischen Literatur mit Ausschluss der christlich-palästinischen Texte. Bonn 1922, 338.
Place of origin Antioch, Syria
Dates 1190 AD

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