170 Christian Arabic manuscripts from St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo now online!

They are here:

http://cpart.maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/home/resources/manuscripts/cop/

Blessedly, they have all been placed on Archive.org!  So they are downloadable as PDF’s!!!  What an excellent decision!

The images are all from microfilms.  But at least we have them!

Mostly Arabic, some Coptic.  Lots of biblical mss, of course;

This one caught my eye:

COP 20-5 (Theology 30)

  • Principal Work: Catenae of the Fathers on the four gospels
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 246; Date: 16/17th C

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Could this be an Arabic version of the De Lagarde Coptic catena?

We could use more details at the bottom; it looks as if catalogue details will eventually appear.

1 Response to “170 Christian Arabic manuscripts from St Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo now online!”


  1. Theology & Intellectual History

    […] Roger Pearse notes that a large number of Arabic and Coptic manuscripts from St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo have been digitized from microfilm and put up on Archive.org. The institute behind the initiative, working through BYU, seems to have a number of other manuscript collections up in Syriac, Arabic, Coptic, and Garshuni. […]



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