Manuscript Collection at Monastery of St Saviour in Old Jerusalem

The collection contains 553 codices and rotuli, dating from the 12th to the 20th century and written in eight languages: Ethiopic, Arabic, Armenian, Corali, Greek, Hebrew, Miniati, Latin, Italian, Spanish, Coptic and Syriac. The texts present great variety and contain theological and philosophical treatises, biblical and liturgical books, dictionaries, profane and religious poetry, collections of sermons, pilgrim accounts, and also cooking recipes and magic prayers. Among the books are also rare items, for instance texts written in Armenian and Arabic scripts but in Turkish language or the fragments of Byzantine manuscripts used for binding as the fly-leaves. A special group is made up by large size liturgical books with musical notations, produced for monastic choirs, as well as precious volumes lavishly decorated and illuminated with miniatures, initials and aniconic ornamentation. Research material of particular value consists of a variety of book covers (leather, textile, metal, decorative cardboards etc) representing diverse binding methods. As the whole, the collection presents a remarkably wide spectrum of Western and Eastern manuscript traditions: Christian, Islamic and Jewish.

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  • Coptic Manuscripts

    Collection Ref: EAP823/1/9
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  • [Unidentified]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/1
    Not identified. Physical condition of originals: text in 7 lines; 102 x 83 mm Wooden board; black ink; text written on one side; back side of the board solied with water stain. ...
  • [Hymn to St. Apater (Abadir) and his sister Erai]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/2
    Hymn to St. Apater (Abadir) and his sister Erai (fragment). Written in Bohairic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 2 f, 17 lines; 130 x 143 mm Paper; black & red ink. Rubricated initials & punctuation; double folio. Condition: ink partly fadded, ink ...
  • New Testament: fragments

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/3
    Matthew 5:6-7, 10-11; Matt. 5:11-12 & litany from the Easter mass at 6th hour; Matth 4:23-25 read on 26 Tuba. Hymn to St. Apater (Abadir) and his sister Erai (fragment). Written in Bohairic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 1 f, 17 lines; 123 x 93 ...
  • [Unidentified]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/4
    Not identified. Physical condition of originals: 1 f, 13 lines; 168 x 115 mm Paper; black ink. Large damp stain. ...
  • [Text on Mary Magdalene]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/5
    Text on Mary Magdalene, fragment. Sahidic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 2 ff (2v & 4v empty) 25 lines; 243 X 230 mm Paper; black ink. Simple but decorated initials. 1st folio torn, loss of text. ...
  • concerns the Virgin Mary. Written in Bohairic Coptic

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/6
    Matthew 26:10-11; 26:11-13. Hymn to St. Apater (Abadir) and his sister Erai (fragment). Written in Bohairic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 1 f, 13 lines; 218 x 113 mm Paper; black ink. Ink slightly fadded. ...
  • Matthew 16:21-22;16:22-24; 3-16:24-26; 1598-16:26-28; 16:28-17:2. Written in...

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/7
    Matthew 16:21-22;16:22-24; 3-16:24-26; 1598-16:26-28; 16:28-17:2. Written in Bohairic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 3 ff; 18-19 lines; 260 x 160 mm Paper; black ink; visible ruling. 1st folio torn without loos of text. ...
  • [Text on the Virgin Mary]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/8
    Concerns the Virgin Mary. Written in Bohairic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 2 ff; 12 lines; 130x 100 mm Paper; black ink. Rubricated punctuation marks & ligatures.Upper edges worn. ...
  • [Liturgical texts, fragments concern the saints]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/9
    Liturgical texts, fragments concern the saints, eg. abba Serapion; at the beginning an invocation directed to God. Written in Bohairic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 13 ff, 15 lines; 230 x 110 mm Paper; black ink. Rubricated initiasl & punctuati ...
  • [Prayer]

    File Ref: EAP823/1/9/10
    Prayer with eulogy to a martyr. Written in Bohairic Coptic.. Physical condition of originals: 2 ff, 17 lines; 250 x 160 mm Paper; black & red ink. Rubricated titel & inicials. Condition: edges worn, damp stains, holes. ...