British Library, Add. 14454

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British Library, MS. Add. 14454, designated by number 87 on the list of Wright, is a Syriac manuscript of the New Testament, according to the Peshitta version, on parchment. Palaeographically it has been assigned to the 6th or 7th century.[1]


It contains the text of the first three Gospels according to Peshitta version, on 131 leaves (10¼ by 9⅛ inches), with some lacunae. The number of quires is now 14. The writing is in two columns per page, 22-27 lines per page. The writing is in fine and regular Estrangela.[1]

The text is divided according to the Ammonian Sections, with references to the Eusebian Canons. There is a harmony of the four Gospels at the foot of each page.[1]

There are two notes on folio 1 recto.[1]

The manuscript was brought from the covenant of St. Mary Deipara. It was described by William Aldis Wright.

The manuscript is housed at the British Library (Additional Manuscripts 14454) in London.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e William Wright, Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the British Museum (London 1870), p. 62.

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