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Princeton Ethiopic Manuscripts

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This is an open collection of Ethiopic codices (bound manuscripts), which are chiefly written in Ge'ez (sometimes called Ethiopic), the scholarly and liturgical Afroasiatic language of Ethiopian Orthodox Church, as well as five related items. Many of the Ge'ez manuscripts have varia or marginalia in Amharic; two texts are mostly Amharic. Included among the Ethiopic manuscripts are 16 Psalters, 7 Miracles of Mary , 6 Images , 4 prayer books, 3 Homilies of Michael , 3 Synaxariums , 2 Anaphoras of Mary , 2 antiphonaries, 2 Missals , 1 Gospel of John , and 1 collection of divination texts. Worthy of special note are the variant Miracles of Mary and a rare Cycle of the Kings .

Most of the manuscripts in this collection date from the nineteenth and twentieth century. But at least ten are probably from the eighteenth century, and at least one (Miracles of Mary) is probably from the seventeenth. Precise dating of Ethiopic manuscripts remains difficult. Texts are written in black and red ink on parchment; one manuscript is paper. The manuscripts are bound in a traditional style reminiscent of early Coptic Christian codices in Roman and Byzantine Egypt, for which reason they are sometimes characterized as "Coptic." The quires of the manuscripts are sewn with unsupported link-stitch and then laced into rough-hewn wooden boards, sometimes covered in leather, often blind-tooled. A number of manuscripts are in leather carrying cases, which allowed them to be worn over the shoulder or hung up on pegs in walls.

Arranged in manuscript number order, by accession. Numbers 29 and 67-71 are unassigned.

Ephraim Isaac, "Princeton Collection of Ethiopic Manuscripts," Princeton University Library Chronicle 42:1 (Autumn 1980), pp. 33-52. Richard Pankhurst, "Secular Themes in Ethiopian Ecclesiastical Manuscripts: V.: A Catalogue of Illustrations of Historical and Ethnographic Interest in Princeton University Library and Art Gallery," Journal of Ethiopian Studies 22 (November 1989), pp. 31-64. Don C. Skemer, "Princeton's Ethiopic Manuscript Collections at 100," Princeton University Library Chronicle 71:3 (Spring 2010), pp. 461-466.

These manuscripts were acquired individually by gift or purchase. Since the 1990s, Bruce C. Willsie (Princeton Class of 1986) has donated the following manuscripts: nos. 37, 40-53, 58-64, and 72-85. Manuscripts nos. 86-103 were donated by Lowell Heskin in 2016 (MASC 2016-54).

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The present finding aid was prepared in June-July 2009 by Kesis Melaku Terefe , Virgin Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in Los Angeles, with assistance of Prof. Wendy Laura Belcher , Department of Comparative Literature and Center for African American Studies, Princeton University. This cataloging project was made possible through generous support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Princeton University.

In 2022, restrictions on manuscripts No. 54, 57, and 65 were lifted as part of a restrictions review project.

In 2022, manuscripts nos. 86-95 were added to the collection.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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This cataloging project was made possible through generous support from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, Princeton University.
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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

An incomplete Psalter. The usual books Gate of Light and Praise of Mary are missing, except for the first page from Praise of Mary, of the Monday section (135v), and a few pages from the Thursday section (1r-2v).

Fols. 2v, 3r, 4r, 69v, 70r, passim: Upper and lower margin scrawls in crude hand on many folios.

Fols. 70r-74r: Psalm 86, 87, 88, 89 numbered as 76, 77, 78, 79.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

No musical notation.

Physical Description

1 col. [3r-135r], 21 lines; 2 col. [1r-2v, 135v], 21 lines. Parchment Codex. Wooden boards; the upper stamped leather board is original to the manuscript, the lower wooden board (without leather) is broken and sewn; stitched and open spine. Loose binding and some folios damaged, probably by water. Written in black and red ink. Leather case with detached strap.

Psalms, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Psalm 118 does not include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-116r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 116v-128v.

Song of Songs, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 128v-135r.

Excerpts of Praise of Mary, Wəddase Maryam, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-2v, 135v.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 2v: Drawing of angel with drawn sword, in red and black ink, in a later hand.

Fol. 1v: Pen scrawl and note of later ownership, without name, in a later hand.

Fols. 1v-2r: Original text erased.

Fol. 3r: Pen trial.

Fol. 3v: Pen scrawls.

Fol. 94v: The later buyer and seller of the manuscript, as well as the witness and guarantor, are mentioned. The buyer is Mäməre Täkəlä Haymanot and his wife Amätä Yohannəs. The seller is Abunä Gäbrä Egzi'abəher. It includes a warning against theft and the price: five birr. The new owner lists twelve of his family members.

Fol. 130r: Note of ownership in later hand again mentioning Abunä Täkəlä Haymanot and Amätä Yohannəs.

Manuscript has pen trials and crude outlines of a horse or head on about two dozen folios.

The Psalter daily readings are marked on the relevant pages at the top of the folio in another hand.

No scribe listed.

No musical notation.

Loose folio, a photocopy of a letter in English dated Princeton, July 1, 1976, noting the cost of the manuscript and asking for reimbursement of shipping costs. Letter states that the author plans to visit the Ethiopian collection "now that I know some of the cognate language Tigrinya, which uses the same alphabet." From John to Mr. [Alfred?] Bush.

Physical Description

1 col. [4r-113r], 27 lines; 2 col. [113r-130r], 26 lines. Parchment Codex. Wooden boards in stamped red leather, stitched and open spine. Written in black and red ink. One miniature. Two-part leather case with leather strap.

Nicene Creed, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In faint blue ink, in a later hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r.

Concluding Prayer, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

First two lines of the text on the page are a genealogical list of a particular family, in a later hand.

Concluding prayer of Psalter in crude, later hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r.

Psalms, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 51v: Mid section of the Psalms identified with a decorated Ethiopic number 60.

Fols. 77v-82v: Psalm 118 does include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 4r-94v.

Excerpts of Unidentified Texts, Probably Image of Egzi'abəher Ab, Image of the Holy Savior, and Image of the Icon of Mary, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another, crude hand. See also Fol. 130v.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95rv.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 96-106v.

Song of Songs, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 106v-113r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 113r-123v.

Monday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 113r-114r.

Tuesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 114r-115v.

Wednesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 115v-117v.

Thursday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 117v-119v.

Friday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 119v-121r.

Saturday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 121r-122r.

Sunday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 122r-123v.

Gate of Light, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 123v-128v.

Image of Edom, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 128v-130r.

Excerpts of Unidentified Texts, Probably Image of Egzi'abəher Ab, Image of the Holy Savior, and Image of the Icon of Mary, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another, crude hand. See also Fol. 95rv.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 130v.

Scope and Contents

No owner listed.

Fols. 3r, 157v: Later owner's name appears in pencil and pen, Haläqa Kiros Zägäyä.

Fol. 1v: Pen trial.

Fol. 2v: In crude hand, practice writing of Psalm 1.

Fol. 157r: Pen trial and the salutation of a letter.

fol. 157v: Pen scrawl.

Manuscript has pen trials on about two dozen folios.

The Psalter daily readings are marked on the relevant pages in a later hand at the top of the folio, "For Monday reading," etc.

No scribe listed.

No musical notation.

Physical Description

1 col. [3r-142r], 22 lines; 2 col. [142v-157r], 22 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two-part leather case with leather strap. Wooden boards in stamped red leather with covered spine.

Canticle, 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In crude hand, in pencil, the first four lines of the Canticle of the Psalter.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1v.

Magical Prayer Against Snake Bite, 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Magical Prayer against snake bite in a later hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1v.

Psalms, 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Psalm 118 does not include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-123r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 123r-135v.

Song of Songs, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 135v-142r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 142v-152v.

Monday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 142v-143v.

Tuesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 143v-145r.

Wednesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 145r-146v.

Thursday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 146v-149r.

Friday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 149r-150r.

Saturday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 150v-151v.

Sunday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 151v-152v.

Gate of Light, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 152v-157r.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: fols. 2r, 24v, 43v, 65v, 124r: Häräg (headpieces).

Fol. 1v: In crude hand, Ge'ez alphabet.

Manuscript has pen trials on about a dozen folios.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

No musical notation.

Physical Description

1 col. [2r-145r], 19 lines; 2 col. [145v-158v], 19 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Plain wooden boards, fragment of upper board missing, lower board broken and sewn. Stitched and open spine. Loose binding.

Text of the Image of the Archangel Saint Gabriel, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In faded ink, almost illegible, in another hand. See also Fol. 159rv.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r.

Psalms, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 65v: Mid-point of the Psalms marked with a Häräg and the words "half of Psalms".

Psalm 118 does include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-123v.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 124r-138v.

Song of Songs, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138v-145r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 145v-154v.

Monday, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 145v-146r.

Tuesday, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 146r-148v.

Wednesday, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 148v-149v.

Thursday, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 149v-151v.

Friday, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 151v-152v.

Saturday, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 152v-153v.

Sunday, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 153v-154v.

Gate of Light, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 154v-158v.

Text of the Image of the Archangel Saint Gabriel, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In faded ink, almost illegible, in another hand. See also Fol. 1r.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 159rv.

Scope and Contents

An incomplete Psalter. Manuscript is a fragment of two folios from the same piece of parchment.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

No musical notation.

Physical Description

1 col., 19 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. No binding

Psalm 38-40, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1rv.

Psalm 47-49, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2rv.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 1v: Miniature of King David playing the harp.

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child and two angels with drawn swords.

Unnumbered folded quarter folio at front of the manuscript, part of binding, has a pen trial and a list of the moveable feasts days.

Fols. 70r-74r: Psalm 86, 87, 88, 89 numbered as 76, 77, 78, 79.

Fols. 68v, 69v: In a crude later hand, "This Psalter belongs to Mäməre Kase."

Manuscript has pen trials on about a dozen folios.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Musical notation.

Loose folio that appears to be an address from a delivery box. It states "From: Paul L. Billy / 1501 N. E. 62nd Street/ (Pine Crest Media Center) / Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33334".

Physical Description

1 col. [3r-137v], 21 lines; 2 col. [138r-150v], 23 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Fols. 1r, 2v: Blank. Two miniatures. No case. Glossy wooden boards, stitched and open spine.

Psalms, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Psalm 118 does include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-121r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 121r-132r.

Song of Songs, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 132r-137v.

Physical Description

Located on folio 138r-147r.

Monday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138rv.

Tuesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138v-140r.

Wednesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 140r-141v.

Thursday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141v-143v.

Friday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 143v-144v.

Saturday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 144v-145v.

Sunday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 145v-147r.

Gate of Light, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 147r-150v.

Excerpt from Psalter, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Psalm 71: 3-24 [to the end], probably from another manuscript (folio is of a smaller size). Folio has been flipped; text begins on the verso and continues on the recto.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 151rv.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 1r: Häräg.

Fols. 8v, 11rv, 12r, 31r, passim: Pencil scrawls.

Fol. 31v: Ge'ez alphabet in another hand.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Late 19th century, with 20th-century additions.

Physical Description

1 col, 10 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two-part leather case with strap. Wooden boards covered with khaki fabric.

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Image of Saint George, Zä-Säleda Mogäs, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," No. 208)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-22r.

Image of the Christian Sabbath, Mälkə'a Sänbätä Kərəstiyan, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," No. 170)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 22v-28v.

Hymn to the Church, Sälam Läki Betä Kərəstiyan, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 28v-31r.

Excerpts from the Book of Hours, Lä-Adam Fasikahu, 1945. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In crude hand with the date "Säne 26, '37" EC (June 1945).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 31v-32v.

Scope and Contents

Fols. 10v, 12v, 25r, 27r: Owner's named erased at the beginning of every miracle, but appears faintly on these folios as "Zä'ra Krəstos."

Fol. 47: Previous cataloger says this folio loose, but no folio 47 is in the box.

Manuscript is in different hands, one hand for 1r-22v (miracles 1-12), another for fols. 22r-46v (miracles 13-27). The two parts were commissioned at the same time, however, as the same owner's name appears throughout and the numbering of the miracles is continuous.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

2 cols, 14 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Wooden boards missing, stitched and open spine. Folios missing at the beginning of the ms. Fol. 22r: Second column blank. Fols. 22v, 38v: Blank. fols. 46rv: One quarter of folio is torn and missing at the top.

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First Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary accepted the book of her miracles compiled by Saint Hildefonsus [Däqsəyos], Bishop of Toledo and how she punished a bishop who usurped the garment and chair of Hildefonsus (Budge, Mary 1; Strelcyn 15.1.1, 32.16.1; Bland 1). Incomplete at the beginning.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-2r.

Second Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the sick deacon who recited her sälam song by anointing him with her breast milk (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-4r.

Third Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a certain bandit from hanging because he always recited her sälam song and how he became a pious monk (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 4r-6r.

Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Sybil the prophetess saw a vision of the Virgin Mary holding her child within a circle around the sun and revealed this vision to a king who refused to be worshipped (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 6r-8v.

Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary commanded a deacon to dig up and rebury in consecrated ground the body of an adulterous deacon from the island of Jericho in the city of Gärisat who was killed by the people (Budge, Mary, 103).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9r-10v.

Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain sinful knight from Afəras (France) named Niqodimos recited the Hail Mary (Sälamä Gäbrə'el) his whole life and when he died a tree with Hail Mary written on its leaves in gold sprang from his grave (Budge, Mary, 38).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 10v-12v.

Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary kept alive a certain wicked man who had been beaten by his enemies until he repented from his sins.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 12v-13v.

Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary gave a garment to a certain bishop and how she commanded him to receive a person who wanted to repent before him (Budge, Mary, 40).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 13v-15v.

Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a certain deacon who loved to sing her praises and how she received his soul into paradise.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14v-17v.

Tenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a bishop to restore a priest called Enədrəyas who knew how to conduct only one of the fourteen anaphoras, the Anaphora of the Virgin Mary (Budge, Mary, 102).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 117v-19v.

Eleventh Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to reassure an ascetic woman about the purity of her friends, other ascetic women in the monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19v-21r.

Twelfth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared as a shining woman and saved the drunk monk, who was devoted to the Virgin Mary, from the lion (Budge, Mary, 48).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21r-22r.

Thirteenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary confronted robbers who went to steal property from a church devoted to her in Sam and how she locked the door so they couldn't get out and killed one and sent the governor to kill the rest.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 23r-25r.

Fourteenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to various people, including Europeans (Afərəng), Romans, Syrians, and Marionites, in the church of Däbrä Mətməq in Egypt, and how she gave a vision of hell to a Jacobite (non-Chalcedonian) and how she saved the Christians when they were called before the Asraf, the Sultan of Egypt when asked to describe this vision.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r-27r.

Fifteenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved kidnapped Christians from the Muslim Cyprian, especially one rich man imprisoned by a Muslim in a box and how she transported the box, the prisoner, and the jailer to her church and how the Muslim converted.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 27r-30r.

Sixteenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Syrian potter (Ephrəm) and how she caused him to compose the Wədasse Maryam for the seven days of the week (Budge, Mary, 35).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 30r-33v.

Seventeenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary told Dänasəyos the Archbishop of Rome that King Marqos had entered a monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 33v-34r.

Eighteenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How King Marqos became the king of Rome and was pressed to marry, how he left his palace and went to church to pray before the Icon of Mary and how he entered the monastery of Tormaq.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 34r-35v.

Nineteenth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary and Jesus and angels appeared to a pure man named Bifämon of Awəsem before his martyrdom and received him into paradise.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 35v-37r.

Twentieth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved from demons the soul of a wicked wealthy man who oppressed his servants but was devoted to her.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 37r-38r.

Twenty-First Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a Roman youth called Zacharias who crowned her icon with roses and how she saved him from bandits because they saw roses flowing from his mouth when he recited her sälam and how they converted and became monks (Budge, Mary, 10).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 39r-41r.

Twenty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen food of two women when they were on pilgrimage to Jerusalem and how the thief's teeth fell out as he ate their food and how the thieves converted (Budge, Mary, 11; Strelcyn 32.16. 11).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 41rv.

Twenty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary sent Christ in the form of a child to an elderly woman who prayed to the Virgin Mary asking how she raised her son and how the woman refused to pick up the child and how the child said that she was praying to his mother and how she wept upon realizing that she had not recognized her Lord (Budge, Mary, 46).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 41v-43r.

Twenty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary caused a stream to reverse (Budge, Mary, 36).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43rv.

Twenty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to reassure an ascetic woman about the purity of her friends, other ascetic women in the monastery (same as eleventh miracle above).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43v-44v.

Twenty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared as a shining woman and saved the drunk monk, who was devoted to the Virgin Mary, from the lion (Budge, Mary, 48; same as twelfth miracle above).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 44v-45v.

Twenty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a certain wealthy woman who was the patron of a certain monastery (upper folio broken so some words missing).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 45v-46v.

Scope and Contents

Fol. 13r: States the scribe's name is Gäbrä Śəllase.

Perhaps the manuscript includes only the introductory rite because they intended to add the Miracles of Mary later.

No owner listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

2 cols., 18 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. No wooden boards. The first and the last folios are used as a cover. Fols. 1rv, 13v, 14rv: Blank

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Introductory Rite from Mu'älläqa, 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," No. 336; 338)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-13r.

Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 10: Gospel of John (Wängel Zä-Yohannəs), 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 4r: Häräg.

On the inside of upper wooden board is a beige sticker seal with the words "Ex libris Grenville Kane."

Fol. 1r: Inscription in Latin script: "To my brother-in-law / Grenville Kane / Souvenir affections (?) / Namil Mourichon" The last two words, the name in the signature, are extremely unclear; could be Harriet or? David Inourichman.

Fol. 3r: Inscription in Latin script, in the same hand as 1r, in French: "Eglise de San Raghel / Choa./ (Ethiopic meridionale)/ 1897 / Evangile Selon Saint Jean [Gospel according to St John]." Choa is probably Shoa, a southern (meridionale) province in the Ethiopian highlands. The Saint Raguel Church is in Entoto near Addis Ababa.

Loose folio stating in Latin script: "This book is a copy of the Gospel according to St John in the Ethiopian language, the national tongue [sic] of Abyssinia. The manuscript was probably written between 1700 and 1750. The binding is Abyssinian." The dating, however, is probably incorrect.

Fols. 17v, 18r, 32r, 46r, 60r, 74v, 88r, 102r, 116r: Quires are marked with Ethiopic numerals: quire 1, 2, etc.

Fol. 127v: Owner's name erased.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 item2 cols, 13 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Wooden boards in stamped red leather and flowered cloth visible inside, covered spine. Fols. 1v-2rv, 3v, 127v-129v: Blank. Green yarns through upper folios mark the daily readings: Monday? (fol. 4r), Saturday (fol. 29v), Tuesday (fol. 36r), Saturday (fol. 59v), Wednesday (fol. 71r), Thursday (fol. 85v), Friday (fol. 105v), Sunday (fol. 117v).15.5 x 11.3 cm

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Fols. 1rv, 60rv: pencil scrawl.

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Pen trial, pencil scrawl, crude drawing.

Fols. 16v, 52r: In different hand, the later owners' names Wälätä Maryam and Wälätä Kidan appear.

Fols. 26r, 27v, 37r, 38r, 39v: Various person's names appear in a crude hand in pencil.

Pencil scrawl in the margins on almost every folio.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

2 cols, 13 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Plan wooden boards, both broken in half with half missing. Stitched and open spine

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Prayer To the Holy Church. "I Salute the Holy Church and I Kiss You by the Kiss (the Love) of the Holy Spirit...", early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2v.

Image of Mary, Mälkə'a Maryam, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," 222)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-16v.

Image of Jesus, Mälkə'a Iyässus, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," 123)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 17r-29v.

Image of Saint Michael, Mälkə'a Mika'el, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," 119)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 29v-39r.

Image of Saint George, Mälkə'a Giyorgis, Zä-Säleda Mogäs, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," 147)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 39v-52r.

Mystagogia, Təməhrətä Həbu'a, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52v-59v.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Drawing of a man and a woman, a couple, one wearing green clothing, the other red. Perhaps the owners.

Illustration: Fol. 3r: Häräg drawing.

Illustration: Fol. 63v: Drawing of a small cherubim at the bottom of the second column.

Fol. 1r: Pen trial of a letter opening, "a plea for the Wällo imperial province."

Fols. 1rv, 2rv: Pen trial, pencil scrawls.

Fol. 1r: The name Wäyzäro Däbritu Täfära appears in pencil. Probably the later owner.

Lower board has the Arabic numerals AM81-15.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Physical Description

2 cols, 17 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two miniatures. No case. Glossy wooden boards, stitched with folio back. Fols. 1 and 64: Serve as binding folios covering the spine

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Located on folio 3r-32r.

Monday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-5v.

Tuesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 5v-10r.

Wednesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 10r-15v.

Thursday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 15v-21r.

Friday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21r-25r.

Saturday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r-28r.

Sunday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 28r-32r.

Gate of Light, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 32v-47v.

Image of Mary (Mälkə'a Maryam), 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 47v-63v.

"Fitawrari [a military title] Gabriel / a Dasai Sensi. Leo. in Fiore", 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In unclear Latin script, in faint ink. Dasai is the capital of Wällo, a province in northeast Ethiopia.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 64r.

Scope and Contents

Fol. 1v: Illegible notes in pencil in another hand, including "My father, please bless my learning."

Fols. 2r, 10r, 32v, 33r-38v, 40v: The owner's name Abunä Täklä Mika'el and his wife's name Wälätä Kidan appear in the text.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 col., 15 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Wooden boards, but upper wooden board missing. Stitched and open spine. Fols. 1r, 46v: Blank

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Prayer of Mary At Golgotha (Zä-Säne Golgota), 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-18v.

Mystigogia (Təməhrətä Həbu'at), 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19r-25r.

Sword of the Divinity (Śäyfä Mäläkot), 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r-28v.

Prayer to Jesus (Known as "Guard Me"), "Eqäbänni", 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 41v: The translator of the text is named: "I, Gäbrä Kərəstos, translated this book from the language of the Afəngi [sic, Afärəngi] to the language of Ethiopia."

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 28v-43v.

Prayer to "God the Luminaries" (Egzi'abher Zä-Bərhanat), 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 44r-46r.

Scope and Contents

The scribe used "räqiq" (small) script, which is common in manuscripts with musical notation, although this one does not have musical notation.

Some parts of the Psalter superscription are amended in a different hand. The text is also corrected in a later hand.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

No musical notation.

Physical Description

1 col. [1r-177r, 194r-196v], 12-19 lines; 2 col. [177r-193v], 16-20 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Fols. 197r-199v: Blank. Half leather case with strap. Wooden boards, with lower board broken and sewn. Leather spine cover. Unusually square and thick manuscript for a Psalter. Red yarns through upper folios and words mark the daily readings: Monday (fol. 1r), Tuesday (fol. 39r), Wednesday (fol. 77r), Thursday (fol. 109r), Friday (fol. 131v), Saturday (fol. 149v), Sunday (fol. 165r).

Psalms, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 93r: Mid-section of the Psalms marked with a box with Ge'ez words in it stating "half of Psalms" in original hand.

Psalm 118 does not include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-165r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 165r-177r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 177r-189r.

Monday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 177r-178r.

Tuesday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 178r-180r.

Wednesday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 180r-181v.

Thursday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 182r-184v.

Friday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 184v-186v.

Saturday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 186v-187v.

Sunday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 187v-189r.

Gate of Light, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 189r-193v.

Song of Songs, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Song of Songs is written in a different hand, a separate manuscript attached at the end.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 194r-196v.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 1v: Miniature of the Virgin Mary with Christ the Child and two angels.

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Häräg.

Illustration: Fol. 23v: Miniature of the Holy Trinity (with the four creatures [man, bird, lion, cow). A simple cross appears under the miniature of the Holy Trinity with the caption, " Lion" under the lion and "The Sovereign Trinity".

Fols. 3r,4r: The names Patriarch Petəros (also known as Boutros El-Gawly or Peter VII 1809-1852) and Metropolitan Peter (1876-1889) appear in the text.

Upper board interior has Arabic numerals "AM21552".

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Physical Description

1 col., 16 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two miniatures. No case. Wooden boards; stitched and open spine. fol. 1r: Blank.

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Anaphora of Our Lady Mary, 1876-1889. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 2r: In the margin with red ink in a later hand: "Mother of the martyrs, sister of the angels, Mary our mother and mother of our Lord."

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-22v.

Calendar Note, 1876-1889. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

A calendar note in the same hand stating that the hours in the different months are determined by measuring the shadows in feet: " For September the Morning [hour] is 24, the third [hour] is 10, the noon [hour] is 4, the ninth [hour ] is 10, the vesper [hour] is 70 in feet...".

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 22v-23r.

Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 16: Tablets With Engravings of Saints, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 1r: Engraving of Abba Samuel of Walddəba, holding a long cross and riding a lion.

Illustration: Fol. 1v left: Engraving of Abunä Gäbrä Mänfäs Qədus, an Ethiopian saint.

Illustration: Fol. 1v right: Engraving of Abba Zä-Mika'əl (Arägwi) of Däbrä Damo, one of the nine saints of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

Illustration: Fol. 2v left top: Engraving of Jesus Christ being struck on the head, titled Kurə'at'a Rə'əsu.

Illustration: Fol. 2v right top: Engraving of a face with a halo.

Illustration: Fol. 2v left bottom: Engraving of an angel with drawn sword.

Illustration: Fol. 2v right bottom: Engraving of a face with halo.

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Engraving of Saint George slaying the dragon.

Fol. 1v: Several words in Ge'ez appear: "Biyäzä Wä'iyəkäwən fəre wa" (Ge'ez words and letters strung together without clear meaning).

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Similar to Princeton Ethiopic collection no. 17 tablet.

Physical Description

1 itemTwo tablets. One side of each tablet has only one engraving, the other side has four engravings. Written in black and red ink. Eight miniatures. No case. Slates tied together with string yarned through three holes8.7 x 10.7 cm

Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 17: Tablets With Engravings of Saints, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 1r: Engraving of Abba Samuel of Walddəba, holding a long cross and riding the lion.

Illustration: Fol. 1v left: Engraving of Christ: Crucifixion, One Cross, with Virgin Mary and Evangelist John.

Illustration: Fol. 1v right: Engraving of Abunä Gäbrä Mänfäs Qədus, an Ethiopian saint.

Illustration: Fol. 2v left top: Engraving of Jesus Christ being struck on the head, titled Kurə'at'a Rə'əsu.

Illustration: Fol. 2v right top: Engraving of angel with drawn sword.

Illustration: Fol. 2v left bottom: Engraving of a face with halo.

Illustration: Fol. 2v right bottom: Engraving of a face with halo.

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Engraving of Saint George slaying the dragon.

Fol. 1v: Several words in Ge'ez appear: "Wäsätä Arə'əstimu lä-hatə'an motä" (Between his friends, he died for sinners) (loose translation, words and letters are missing).

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Similar to Princeton Ethiopic collection no. 16 tablet.

Physical Description

1 itemTwo tablets. One side of each tablet has only one engraving, the other side has four engravings. Written in black and red ink. Eight miniatures. No case. Slates tied together with string yarned through three holes9.6 x 10.7 cm

Scope and Contents

Loose folio, a letter that starts without salutation but with a dateline, "Princeton Nov 29 1940," and then states that the book was "Brought from Abyssinia by Professor Littmann and given to me—about 1910. ... Littman said it had recently belonged to a monk and had been in daily use. I now give it to the Epigraphical Museum." It is signed by "Wm. K. Prentice," the professor of classics at Princeton who went on expedition with Enno Littmann to Syria in 1899.

Loose folio, an inter-office library memo, giving the provenance and stating that the manuscript was a gift to the library by William K. Prentice in 13 April 1951.

Loose folio, a card created by the library about the manuscript from information in the other loose folios.

fol. 1r: In Latin script "Ethiopic Psalter and Biblical Hymns bought by Enno Littman in Jerusalem, January 1900." In Littman's hand?

Fols. 9v-10r: Pen trial in Arabic and Ge'ez characters.

The scribe used "räqiq" (small) script.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 col. [fols. 1r-130v], 22 lines; 2 col. [131r-142v], 21 lines. Parchment and Paper Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Fols. 1v-8v: Blank. Fol. 7rv: Detached from the quire. Leather boards, stitched and open spine. The paper and vellum folios were foliated separately; after the first 10 folios (of paper), the vellum folios begin with 1 again. The paper folios are blank, probably inserted to provide the missing beginning of the Psalter. Unusually square and thick manuscript for a Psalter. Fols. 5r, 22v, 30r, 36r, 44v, 82r, 93v, 96v, 102v [sic, should be 103r]: Brown yarns through upper folios mark the every tenth Psalm. They are missing for the tenth psalms on folios 12r, 55v, 64v, and 70r.

Psalms, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Incomplete at the beginning, it starts after Psalm 17.

Fol. 50r: Mid-section of the Psalms marked with a horizontal box across the folio with the section verse.

Fols. 109-110r: Psalm 151, the last psalm in the Ethiopic Psalters, erased and rewritten with a different hand.

Psalm 118 does not include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-110r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 110r-123v.

Song of Songs, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 123v-130v.

Physical Description

Located on folio 131r-141r.

Monday, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 131rv.

Tuesday, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 131v-133v.

Wednesday, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 133v-135v.

Thursday, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 135r-137r.

Friday, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 137r-138v.

Saturday, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138v-140r.

Sunday, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 140r-141r.

Gate of Light (Incomplete At End), late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141r-142v.

Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 19: Prayer against the Tongue (Ləsanä Säb'ə), 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Illustration: Three crosses, each taking up a page.

Illustration: One häräg near beginning.

Owner's name Gäbrä Mäsqäl Zälälä listed near the beginning of the manuscript.

No scribe listed.

Physical Description

1 item1 col., 8 or 10 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two long strips of vellum, total length 115.5 cm, folded like a concertina, with 29 folios of 4 x 5.5 cm each. Three miniatures. Leather case, segmented in two to fit over each end of manuscripts, amulet style. Leather covers sewn to the ends of the strips. Blank folios at end and the beginning4 x 5.5 cm

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Fol. 21v: Pen trial in crude hand with black ink and pencil scrawl.

Fols. 91v: The scribe's name is mentioned in the original manuscript but someone has erased it.

Fols. 91v-92r: In another, later hand, is a note of the gift of the manuscript to a church (whose name has been erased).

Fols. 92r: Ge'ez alphabet.

Fols. 92v: Pen and pencil scrawls. Also throughout.

Two manuscripts have been bound together, one is older than the other. They are in different hands. The first manuscript is the Book of Baptism, Miracles of St Michael, Miracles of Jesus, and Miracles of Mary. After fol. 22r are only Miracles of Mary.

No miniatures.

Gift of John Mason.

Original owner: Kəflä Mika'e.

Loose slip of paper noting cataloging information about the manuscript and a photocopy of part of a letter from John Mason, the purchaser, re. cataloging by Isaac Welde-Iesus in Kenya, dated to 1986.

Physical Description

2 cols. [fols. 1r-21r], 18 lines; [22r-91v], 20 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Glossy wooden boards, upper board broken and sewn, stitched and open spine. Loose binding. The folios of both manuscripts have been bound out of order and some folios are missing.

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Scope and Contents

The owner's name is not mentioned in this one of the two texts.

Physical Description

Located on folio 1r-21r.

First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared with saints Abba Mäqars, Abba Yohannəs Abba Bəsoy, Abba Musse, Abba Yohannəs at the monastry of Asqetəs.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1rv.

Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed a woman at Bethlehem.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1v-2r.

Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary left her handprint in the icon of the Virgin Mary when a certain priest burned incense and bowed to her icon and how she brought holy water inside the church and how Elarəya, daughter of King Zänun, left for the monastic life at Asqetəs (repeated later).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2rv.

Homily of King Zärə'a Ya'əqob on the Honor of Virgin Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2v-3r.

Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the painter when he fell down from his scaffolding (different version of Budge, Mary, 8).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3v-4r.

Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to King Anorewos and how she led him to the ascetic life.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 4rv.

Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the robber's soul from judgment because he drank from water that sprang from her feet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 5rv.

Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a certain ascetic woman to reassure her about the purity of her friends, other ascetics in the monastery (similar to twenty-second miracle later in this manuscript).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 5v-6r.

Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary rebuked a woman when she gave up fasting at her husband's command (incomplete at the end) (Budge, Mary, 99).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 6rv.

Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a drunken monk from a lion (Budge, Mary, 48).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9rv.

Tenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped Säwla, wife of Giyorgis (the new martyr) when she wanted to bury the remain of her husband's body (incomplete at the end, folios including the end missing).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9v.

Prayer to Mary About the Reading of the Miracles, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 17r-19v.

Scope and Contents

The original owner's name, Kəflä Mika'e, is mentioned in this text at the beginning of most of the miracles. The later owner has erased the original owner's name in the first few folios. But the name of Säga Mika'el, the father of Kəflä Mika'e, which also appears at the beginning of some miracles has escaped the eraser because his name is in black ink not red. Some other names sometimes appear at the beginning of the miracles, but those mentioned above are the most common.

Physical Description

Located on folio 22r-91v.

Eleventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary accepted the book of her miracles compiled by Saint Hildefonsus [Däqsəyos], Bishop of Toledo (Budge, Mary 1; Strelcyn 15.1.1, 32.16.1).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 22r-23v.

Twelfth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus Christ asked the Virgin Mary about her five lamentations.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 23v-24r.

Thirteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a certain adulterous person from his temptation in Alexandria (incomplete at the end, folios including the end missing from manuscript).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 24v.

Fourteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a young impoverished man and how the church keeper gave his daughter to him (incomplete at the beginning, which is at 72rv).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r.

Fifteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a certain wealthy woman who was the patron of a monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25v-26v.

Sixteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Färäsawi when he denied Christ but kept his devotion to the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 26r-27v.

Seventeenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved from the hand of a demon a monk who fell in love with a certain woman and drowned while going to visit her (Budge, Mary, 69).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 27r-28v.

Eighteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a certain nun who died before she finished her penitence and how she appeared to the Abbess and told her how the Virgin Mary saved her (similar to Romances, Cleopatra 13?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 28r-29v.

Nineteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a certain nun by encouraging her to pray Hail Mary everywhere.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 29rv.

Twentieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary bled when a certain Jew cast it to the ground (Budge, Mary, 68).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 29v-30v.

Twenty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Excerpt, unclear, probably how the Virgin Mary appeared at Däbrä Metmaq.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 30v.

Twenty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the ascetic woman Arsema to reassure her about the purity of her friends, also at the monastery (incomplete at the beginning, which is at 75r).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 31r.

Twenty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a noble man named Armatəyas in Ephesus from hanging when he was falsely accused.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 31r-32r.

Twenty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary at the Däbrä Qälmon monastery healed an Arab woman with hemorrhage.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 32r-33v.

Twenty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain nun fled with a certain monk and how the Virgin Mary fulfilled the duties of the nun during her absence (Budge, Mary, 106).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 33v-35v.

Twenty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a young man whose mother had promised him to the Devil (Budge, Mary, 49).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 35v-37r.

Twenty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered a certain Jew from a fiery furnace into which his father had cast him (Budge, Mary, 59).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 37r-39r.

Twenty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How Sybil the prophetess saw the Virgin Mary with Christ the Child inside the sun disk and revealed it to a king who did not want to be worshipped.

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1 itemLocated on folio 39r-40r.

Twenty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary obtained forgiveness for a monk named Hərnay who had mutilated himself and died under the influence of Satan in disguise as a saint Mar Ya'əqob [Jacob] (Budge, Mary 101).

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1 itemLocated on folio 40r-41v.

Thirtieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary spoke from her picture to a devout worshipper (Budge, Mary 2; Strelcyn 15.1.3, 32.16.2).

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1 itemLocated on folio 41v-42r.

Thirty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the elderly Jew of Akəmim when he fell and broke his back during the church service because of his old age (Budge, Mary, 3).

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1 itemLocated on folio 42r-43r.

Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the dying scribe Damianus of Philippi (Budge, Mary, 4).

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1 itemLocated on folio 43r-44r.

Thirty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Isaac, the monk, and promised to take him to herself after three days (Budge, Mary, 6).

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1 itemLocated on folio 44r-45r.

Thirty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared out of her picture to Mary, the daughter of a certain God-fearing man, and promised to take her to Paradise after three days (Budge, Mary, 7).

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1 itemLocated on folio 45r-46r.

Thirty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a painter was saved by the Virgin Mary when he fell from a scaffold (Budge, Mary, 8).

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1 itemLocated on folio 46r-47r.

Thirty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary carried a sick person from the Monastery of the Pilgrims to Jerusalem and showed him where Jesus was crucified and buried and baptized him in the waters of the Jordan (Budge, Mary, 9).

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1 itemLocated on folio 47r-48r.

Thirty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen property of two women called Juliana and Barbara, when they were on pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Budge, Mary, 11; Strelcyn 32.16. 11).

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1 itemLocated on folio 48rv.

Thirty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary moved the Monastery in Greece to Jericho road (Budge, Mary, 13; Strelcyn 32.16. 13).

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1 itemLocated on folio 48v-49v.

Thirty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the merchant from Colossae after being shot in the eye with an arrow by pirates (Budge, Mary, 15; Strelcyn 32.16. 15).

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1 itemLocated on folio 49v-50v.

Fortieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary arranged marriages for two poor girls called Martha and Yäwahit (Budge, Mary, 17; Strelcyn 32.16. 17).

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1 itemLocated on folio 50v-51v.

Forty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered the soul of the scribe who was writing the book of her miracles when the demons took him by mistake to hell (Budge, Mary, 18; Strelcyn 32.16.18).

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1 itemLocated on folio 51v-52v.

Forty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary spoke to a certain woman whose mother-in-law was opposed to her devotion to the icon of the Virgin and how the icon disappeared because of the mother-in-law's objection.

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1 itemLocated on folio 52v-53r.

Forty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary delivered from prison a certain man called Giyorgis the New Martyr (Budge, Mary, 19; Strelcyn 32.16. 19).

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1 itemLocated on folio 53rv.

Fragment of a Miracle About a Certain Priest, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 53v.

Forty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How a certain rich man called Paqlima hurled a loaf at the head of a beggar and wounded him, and how the Virgin Mary delivered his soul from demons (Budge, Mary, 86).

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1 itemLocated on folio 54r-55r.

Forty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary helped a certain wealthy women from Caesarea to give birth to a child when her relatives brought her to the Icon of the Virgin Mary.

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1 itemLocated on folio 55rv.

Forty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the foot of a widow from Harətärom (incomplete at the end) (Budge, Mary, 24).

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1 itemLocated on folio 55v.

Forty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to a certain shepherd and promised to take him to herself in paradise and how she lead him to a certain monastery to die there (incomplete at the end, folio flipped, continues on 60v).

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1 itemLocated on folio 56rv.

Forty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Icon of the Virgin Mary spoke to a certain woman who swallowed scorpion when she was depressed and how the voice from the icon led her to a certain wise man for her healing (incomplete at the beginning).

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1 itemLocated on folio 57rv.

Forty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved the people on a certain ship on the sea when they were caught in a powerful storm.

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1 itemLocated on folio 57v-58vr.

Fiftieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain young man placed a ring on the finger of a icon of the Virgin Mary and how the virgin regarded it as an engagement ring) (incomplete at the end, which appears on 61rv (Budge, Mary, 67).

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1 itemLocated on folio 58v-59v and 61rv.

Fifty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary sent the shepherd to the monastery and how he died after he blessed the monks in the monastery (incomplete at the beginning, a continuation of fol. 56v).

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1 itemLocated on folio 60rv.

Fifty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary helped a certain church whose leader had died very recently (excerpt).

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1 itemLocated on folio 61v.

Fifty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved a certain evil wealthy man's soul from demons and how she took him in to paradise.

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1 itemLocated on folio 62rv.

Fifty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved the soul of a wicked monastic leader after he died because he was devoted to her and how he appeared to his disciple and told him how she saved him from hell (incomplete at the end, which is at 64rv).

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1 itemLocated on folio 62v.

Fifty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed a man with a stone foot (Budge, Mary, 22; Strelcyn 32.16.22) (incomplete at the end).

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1 itemLocated on folio 63rv.

Fifty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved the soul of certain monk after he died (incomplete at the beginning, which is at 61v).

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1 itemLocated on folio 64rv.

Fifty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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Four-line fragment, does not continue on 65r.

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1 itemLocated on folio 64v.

Fifty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fragment, does not continue from 64v.

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1 itemLocated on folio 65r.

Fifty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved the thief from hanging.

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1 itemLocated on folio 65r-66r.

Sixtieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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(How the Virgin Mary appeared in the monastery of Asqetəs with the church fathers.

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1 itemLocated on folio 66rv.

Sixty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary brought water to the well of Däbrä Mətmaq.

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1 itemLocated on folio 66r-68r.

Sixty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to Deacon Yohannəs in the Pillar of Light.

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1 itemLocated on folio 68r-69v.

Sixty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to Yohannəs Käma and how she commanded him to build a church.

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1 itemLocated on folio 70r-71r.

Sixty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary punished the son of the king of the Egypt when he challenged the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ .

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1 itemLocated on folio 71r-72r.

Sixty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary helped a young impoverished man and how the church keeper gave his daughter to him (incomplete, the end of the story is at 25r).

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1 itemLocated on folio 72rv.

Sixty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the icon of the Virgin Mary exuded oil and milk (incomplete at the beginning) (Budge, Mary, 59).

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1 itemLocated on folio 73rv.

Sixty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary raised a dead martyred knight to fight against an enemy of the church called Goliath (Goləyəd) (Budge, Mary, 60).

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1 itemLocated on folio 73v-74v.

Sixty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary left her handprint in the icon of the Virgin Mary when a certain priest burned incense and bowed to her icon and how she brought holy water inside the church and how Elarəya, daughter of King Zänun, left for the monastic life at Asqetəs (fragment).

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1 itemLocated on folio 75r.

Sixty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to an ascetic woman named Arsema to reassure her about the purity of her friends, also at the monastery (incomplete at the end, the end is at 31r) (repeated).

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1 itemLocated on folio 75rv.

Seventieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary raised from the dead a certain man's son (incomplete at the beginning).

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1 itemLocated on folio 76rv.

Seventy-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a wicked prince who was devoted to the Virgin Mary but became mad (incomplete at the end, see 79rv for end).

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1 itemLocated on folio 76v.

Seventy-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved the soul of a young man who denied God and the angels but kept his faith in the Virgin Mary (excerpt).

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1 itemLocated on folio 77rv.

Seventy-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How a certain Jew of Constantinople threw to the ground a picture of the Virgin Mary and when it was restored it exuded oil that healed many (Budge, Mary, 45).

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1 itemLocated on folio 78rv.

Seventy-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary wicked prince who was devoted to the Virgin Mary but became mad (incomplete at the beginning, see 76r for beginning).

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1 itemLocated on folio 79rv.

Seventy-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary gave children to a certain woman whose nine children had died when the woman promised that they would become priests and deacons.

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1 itemLocated on folio 79v-80r.

Seventy-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Barok, a dissolute man (Budge, Mary, 26).

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1 itemLocated on folio 80r-81r.

Seventy-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Anəsətasəyos of Rome (Budge, Mary, 27).

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1 itemLocated on folio 81rv.

Seventy-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary helped a monk to escape the monastery of Qäləmon when persecuted by other monks when he breached the wall of the church by hitting it with his skull cap (Budge, Mary, 28; Strelcyn 32.16.28).

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1 itemLocated on folio 81v-82r.

Seventy-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved a thief from his persecutors.

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1 itemLocated on folio 82rv.

Eightieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the woman in childbirth from drowning (Budge, Mary, 32; Strelcyn 32.16. 31; Bland 2, also Vincent de Beauvais).

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1 itemLocated on folio 82v-83r.

Eighty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary gave water to a thirsty dog (Budge, Mary, 33; Strelcyn 32.16. 32).

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1 itemLocated on folio 83r-84r.

Eighty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary gave a garment to a monk (Budge, Mary, 93).

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1 itemLocated on folio 84r.

Eighty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary begged her son to forgive the sins of a wealthy evil man.

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1 itemLocated on folio 84r-85r.

Eighty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared before a certain woman in the monastery during church service.

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1 itemLocated on folio 85rv.

Eighty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary anointed the animal's feet while she was at Däbrä Qusəqam, according to Saint Anthony.

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1 itemLocated on folio 85v-86v.

Eighty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared at Däbrä Qusəqam, according to Saint Anthony.

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1 itemLocated on folio 86v-87r.

Eighty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved Timothy, a drunken monk, from a lion) (Budge, Mary, 48).

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1 itemLocated on folio 87rv.

Eighty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary performed a miracle on her feast day at Wäme[?] (excerpt).

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1 itemLocated on folio 87v.

Eighty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Church of the Virgin Mary in Getheseman will be an ark at the time of Christ's coming (incomplete at the beginning).

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1 itemLocated on folio 88r.

Nintieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain priest left his handprint in the icon of the Virgin Mary when he bowed to her and how the Virgin Mary brought holy water inside the church and how Elarəya, daughter of King Zänun, left for the monastic life at Asqetəs (incomplete, the end is at 75v?).

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1 itemLocated on folio 88rv.

Ninety-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary helped a sick monk to receive the holy communion)(incomplete at the beginning.

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1 itemLocated on folio 89r.

Ninety-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a young impoverished man by appearing as a wealthy woman to the father of a young woman and giving him the money needed for the young man to marry her (excerpt).

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1 itemLocated on folio 90r.

Ninety-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary persuaded her son to forgive the Ishamalite by telling him that he could no longer sit on her lap unless he forgave the man (incomplete at the end).

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1 itemLocated on folio 90rv.

Ninety-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How during her festival the Virgin Mary took a certain woman into paradise (incomplete at the beginning).

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1 itemLocated on folio 91rv.

Book of Baptism, (Mäsəhafä Təmqät), 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 7r-8v, 10r-16v.

Miracle of Saint Michael the Archangel, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the wealthy farmer forgot to prepare a banquet for the feast day of Saint Michael the Archangel and how Saint Michael the Archangel forgave the farmer and protected his farm when it was invaded by worms.

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1 itemLocated on folio 19v-20r.

Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus healed the deaf, dumb, and blind (Strelcyn 16, ?).

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1 itemLocated on folio 20v-21r.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: Fols. 2r, 12r, 21r: Häräg.

Note in Amharic on the lower wooden board: "This wooden board will stay until it is changed."

Fols. 2r, 9rv, 10r, 11r, 12r, passim: Owner's name Wäldä Mika'el and scribe's name Gäbrä Kiros appear at the beginning of each homily.

The second owner has partially erased the original owner's name from the manuscript every time it appears and inserted over it "Habtä Wäld."

Fol. 141r: A note in another hand in Amharic: "This book belongs to [owner's name erased] of Däbrä Səlaləš [famous church in Gojam, Ethiopia]. Please commission someone to create a painting and binding [for this manuscript]. Then you can send it to me when it is convenient. The remaining [to be written] are Gospel of John, Secret of Heaven, Collection of Images, and Book of Penitence and Penance. It will be for the next generation [lit. son]."

Fol. 141v: Pen trial.

Loose folio with cataloging information and "bought by John Mason." Gift of John Mason.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

2 cols., 20 lines. Paper Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Plain wooden boards, broken upper board, stitched and leather covered spine. Fols. 89v, 90r, 139r-140v, 142rv: Blank (deliberately left blank in middle of manuscript for paintings). Fols. 1vr and 141rv were originally the leather cover. Red and black yarns through upper folios mark the monthly readings.

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Hədar, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 2r-12r.

Homily by Dämatewos, Bishop of Alexandria, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 2r-10r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 10r-11r.

Synaxary Entry: Mission to Joshua, Son of Nun, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 11rv.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 10r-11r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 11v-12r.

Tahəśaś, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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Homily, Author Not Given, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 12r-18v.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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Synaxary Entry: Mission of the Archangel to Rescue the Three Holy Children, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 20v.

Tərr, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 21r-35v.

Homily on the Glory of St Michael the Archangel, Author Not Given, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 21r-33r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 33r-35r.

Synaxary Entry: Mission of the Archangel to Jacob, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 35rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 35v.

Yäkkatit, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 35v-42v.

Homily, Author Not Given, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 35v-40r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 40r-42r.

Synaxary Entry: Mission of the Archangel to Samson the Giant, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 42rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 42v.

Mäggabit, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 42v-66v.

Homily by Abba Yohannəs, Bishop of Antioch, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 42v-63r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 63r-66r.

Synaxary Entry: Mission of the Archangel to Balaam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 66rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 66v.

Miyazya, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 66v-76v.

Homily of Yohannəs the Orthodox, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 66v-72v.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 72v-75v.

Synaxary entries: Mission of the Archangel to the Prophet Jeremiah, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 75v-76v.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 76v.

Gənbot, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 76v-83r.

Homily by Yohannəs, Bishop of Ethiopia, Who Came After Bishop Yəśhaq, on the Conflict Between the Consort of King Arqadewos and John Chrysostom, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 76v-79r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 79r-82v.

Synaxary entry: Mission of the Archangel to Habakkuk, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 82v-83r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 83r.

Säne, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 83v-96r.

Homily on the Family of Astäraniqos and Euphemia, by Yohannəs, Bishop of Aksum, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 83v-91v.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 91v-94v.

Synaxary entry: the Building of the Church of the Archangel in Place of a Pagan Temple in Alexandria, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 94v-96r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 96r.

Hamle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 96r-105r.

Homily on the Wicked Wealthy Man Whose Property Was Inherited by the Son of His Poor Neighbor [by Bishop Yohannəs], 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 96r-102r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 102r-104r.

Synaxary entry: Mission to the Camp of Sennacherib, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 104r-105r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 105r.

Nähase, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 105r-117v.

Homily on the Book of the Angels that Came from Jerusalem, Author Not Given, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 105r-109r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 109v-117r.

Synaxary entry: Mission of the Archangel to the Emperor Constantine, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 117rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 117v.

Mäskäräm, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 117v-122v.

Homily on Not Worshipping Other Gods, Author Not Given, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 117v-121r.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 121r-122r.

Synaxary entry: Mission to Prophet Isaiah, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 122v.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 122v.

Təqəmt, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 123r-132v.

Homily on the Need to Make the Angels Sureties by Honoring Them, Author Not Given, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 123r-127v.

Miracle, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 127v-131r.

Synaxary entry: Mission to Prophet Samuel, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 131r-132r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, 1889-1913. 1 item.
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Fols. 132v-141r: Asmat [hidden names] in original hand.

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1 itemLocated on folio 132rv.

Prayer for the Current King of Ethiopia, Given as Menilek (r. 1889–1913), 1889-1913. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fols. 132v-141r: Asmat [hidden names] in original hand.

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1 itemLocated on folio 132v.

Image of Saint Michael, 1889-1913. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fols. 132v-141r: Asmat [hidden names] in original hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 133r-138v.

Scope and Contents

The scribe used "räqiq" (small) script, which is common in manuscripts with musical notation, although this one does not have musical notation.

Some parts of the Psalter superscription are amended in a different hand. The text is also corrected in a later hand.

Owner: Wäldä Qirqos.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

No musical notation.

Physical Description

1 col. [fols. 5r-133v], 25 lines; 2 col. [fols. 34-147], 25 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Wooden boards, stamped red leather, covered spine. Unusually square and thick manuscript for a Psalter. Red yarns through upper folios and words mark the daily readings: Monday (fol. 1r), Tuesday (fol. 39r), Wednesday (fol. 77r), Thursday (fol. 109r), Friday (fol. 131v), Saturday (fol. 149v), Sunday (fol. 165r).

Psalms, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 93r: Mid-section of the Psalms marked with a box with Ge'ez words in it stating "half of Psalms" in original hand.

Psalm 118 does not include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 5r-115v.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 116r-127r.

Song of Songs, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Song of Songs is written in a different hand, a separate manuscript attached at the end.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 127v-133v.

Physical Description

Located on folio 134r-143r.

Monday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 134r-135r.

Tuesday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 135r-136v.

Wednesday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 136v-138r.

Thursday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138r-140r.

Friday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 140r-141v.

Saturday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141v-142r.

Sunday, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 142r-143r.

Gate of Light, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 143v-147v.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 12r: Häräg.

Illustration: Fol. 111v: Miniature added later of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child and the angels.

Illustration: Fol. 112r: Drawing added later in pencil and blue and red ink of the owner, holding a cross and prayer beads, looking at the miniature on the opposite page of the Virgin Mary. With a caption stating "Wäldä Qirqos appeals to you [the Virgin Mary]."

Fol. 1rv: Pencil scrawls.

Fol. 19r: The owner or benefactor's name is given as Kənfä Mika'el.

Fol. 111r: In different, later hand, it says "This book belongs to Abba Fəsəha Wäldä Täklä Hayəmanot."

Fol. 112v: Partial Ge'ez alpabet.

No scribe listed.

Physical Description

1 col., 16 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two miniatures. Partial, open leather case without slip or strap. Wooden boards, both broken and sewn. Stitched and open spine

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Located on folio 2r-112v.

Vision of John, Son of Thunder, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-11v.

The Angels' Praise of Mary (Yəweddəsəwa Mäla'əkət), late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 12r-14v.

Vision of John, Son of Thunder, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-11v.

Image of Icon of the Virgin Mary, Mäləkə'a Sə'əl, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14v-18v.

Introductory Rite from Mu'alləqa, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 18v-23v.

On the Five Lamentations of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 23v-24v.

First Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the soul of the cannibal of Qəmər (Budge, Mary, 29; Strelcyn 32.16.29).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 24v-28v.

Second Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary spoke from her picture to a devout worshipper (Budge, Mary 2; Strelcyn 15.1.3, 32.16.2).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 24v-28v.

Third Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary carried a sick person from the Monastery of the Pilgrims to Jerusalem and showed him where Jesus was crucified and buried and baptized him in the waters of the Jordan (Budge, Mary, 9; Strelcyn 32.16.9).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 29v-31r.

Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a Roman youth called Zacharias who crowned her icon with roses and how she saved him from bandits because they saw roses flowing from his mouth when he recited her Hail Mary and how they converted and became monks (Budge, Mary, 10).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 31r-34v.

Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a wealthy woman from Caesarea during a painful childbirth (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 34v-35v.

First Miracle of Jesus, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the midwife Salome glorified Jesus (Strelcyn 16, 3).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 36r-37v.

Second Miracle of Jesus, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus saved the adulterer from stoning (Strelcyn 16, 14?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 38r-40r.

Third Miracle of Jesus, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus healed the deaf, dumb, and blind (Strelcyn 16, ?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 40r-42r.

Prayer to Jesus and the Virgin Mary, late 19th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Text edited in S. Grebaut, see Strelcyn, p. 29.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 42v-56r.

Hours of the Night, Nə'i Habey (Excerpt), late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56r-58r.

Mystagogia, Təməhrətä Həbu'a (Strelcyn 9.2), late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 58v-65r.

Synaxarium Entry for Säbsətəyanos Martyrdom, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 65rv.

Image of Mary, Mälkə'a Maryam, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r-78v.

Image of Jesus, Mälkə'a Iyässus, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 78v-90v.

Greeting to Saint George, Bähäkä Giyorgis, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 91r-94r.

Image of Michael, Mälkə'a Mika'el, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 94r-105r.

Image of Gabriel, Mälkə'a Gabri'el, late 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 105r-111r.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 41v: Häräg.

Fol. 1v. Pen trial, scrawls.

Illustration: Fols. 2rv: Seal of the Anaphora (host bread) ink and pencil drawing, with illegible text in pencil and some scrawls.

Fols. 19rv, 23v, 29r: Bishop Yohannəs [1939-1945 EC] is mentioned.

Fol. 37v: Bishop Qerəlos [1926-1950 EC] is mentioned.

Fols. 20v, 37r: King Iyassu [1913-1916 EC] is mentioned.

Fol. 50v: King Mənilək [1889-1913 EC] is mentioned.

Fols. 40v, 41v, 42r, 58v-62v: With musical notation.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Physical Description

2 cols., 17-19 lines (varies from quire to quire). Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two miniatures. No case. Wooden boards, stitched and open spine. Fol. 1r: Blank.

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Located on folio 3r-62v.

Order of the Egyptian Fathers, 1939-1945. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-9v.

Ordinary of the Mass, 1939-1945. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9v-41v.

Anaphora of the Apostles, 1939-1945. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 41v-58v.

Anaphora of Our Lord (With Musical Notation), 1939-1945. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Starts in the original hand and then switches on 59r to a different hand. It is incomplete at the end (the prayer called "Pilot of the Soul" is not written).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 58v-62v.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: Fols. 3r, 13v, 19r, 26r, 35v, 48r, 53v, 65v, 73r, 83r, 96r: Häräg.

Fols. 1rv, 2v, 106rv, 107v: Pencil scrawls and pen trial.

Fols. 2r, 107r: Pencil notes, in a later hand, on family birthdays, including some in 1935, 1937, 1940 EC.

Fol. 105v: Scribe's name Haylä Maryam appears in the original text. He has written a note at the end of the manuscript that states: "Bless God who helped me, a sinner and his servant, Haylä Maryam, who is also called Bahərä Təbäb, and the one who commissioned [owner's name erased] [this manuscript] to finish in health and peace."

Owner's name erased.

Scribe: Haylä Maryam.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 col. [fols. 3r-96r], 24 lines; 2 col. [fols. 96r-105v], 26 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Wooden boards covered in stamped red leather, covered spine.

Psalms, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Psalm 118 does not include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-83r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 83r-91r.

Song of Songs, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 91r-96r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 96r-103r.

Sunday, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 96r-97r.

Monday, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 97rv.

Tuesday, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 97v-98v.

Wednesday, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 98v-99v.

Thursday, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 99v-101r.

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Friday, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 101r-102r.

Saturday, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 102r-103r.

Gate of Light, 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 103r-105v.

Scope and Contents

Fol. 94v: Errata, a paragraph that was omitted earlier in the manuscript is included here.

Fols. 1r, 2r, 97v: Pen trial and pencil scrawls.

In small hand throughout, with musical notations.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

2 cols., 20 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Glossy wooden boards, stitched and open spine. Fols. 1v, 2v, 92rv, 97r: Blank

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Excerpt from Dəggwa, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 3-96v.

Antiphonary for the Year (Dəggwa), 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-94r.

Variation of Hallelujah (Anqäs Haleta), 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95r-96v.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: Fols. 5r, 11r, 17v, 24r, 32r, 40r, 45v, 53v, 63v, 71r, 76r, 87v, 98v, 101v, 107v, 113v, 125v, 132r: Häräg.

Nontraditional, unique drawings added later, in the 1900s; captions not in same hand as original manuscript. Pen and ink wash. Not painted over text.

Illustration: Fol. 1r: Drawing of David: offering to fight Goliath.

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Drawing of David: encountering Goliath, and another of David: slaying Goliath. David holds his slingshot and Goliath's sword. Caption states in Ge'ez "David who killed the powerful Goliath".

Illustration: Fols. 2v-3r: Drawing of Ethiopians lion hunting with rifles and other hunting paraphernalia. The lion appears in front of a tree. With the caption: "The hunter with the servants who carry the rifles." Below the lion is a crude imitation of the miniature in pencil.

Illustration: Fol. 3v: Drawing of Saint George: slaying the dragon, with eyewitness.

Illustration: Fol. 4v: Drawing of Ethiopians sword-fighting.

Illustration: Fol. 107v: Drawing of David: slaying Goliath. David holds his slingshot and Goliath's sword. Captions state in Ge'ez: "David who killed the powerful Goliath" and "Goliath died."

Illustration: Fol. 125r: Drawing of two horizontal spears below text.

Illustrations: Fol. 146v: Two drawings. First drawing of David: anointed. David in middle, servant on left holding the cup, Samuel on right anointing. Captions from left to right "servant," "David," and "Samuel, prophet of God, anoints David for his kingship." Second drawing of David: as musician. He is playing the harp while a servant looks on from the left.

Illustration: Fol. 147r: Drawing of Ethiopian church singers with musical instruments. Caption: "These scholars sing for Abba Yohannəs, who finished his [spiritual] combat with patience."

Illustration: Fol. 147v: Drawing of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child and Archangels Michael (left) and Gabriel (right). Caption from left to right: " Saint Mika'el," "With Her Beloved Son," and "Saint Gäbrə'el."

Illustration: Fol. 148r: Drawing of Saint George: slaying the dragon. Caption: "Saint Giyorgis."

Fols. 1r, 148v: Pen trial and in crude, later hand, a note of ownership: "This Psalter belongs to Wäsäne."

Fol. 1v: In crude, later hand, a note of ownership: "This Psalter belongs to Wäsäne."

Fol. 145r: Pen trial in pencil and ink (introductory hymn for Psalter).

Fol. 146r: Notes of the later transaction of this manuscript. A seller's name is mentioned: Alläqqa Tädlä; a buyer's name is mentioned: Ato Awəgəčäw.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Physical Description

1 col. [fols. 5r-131v], 23 lines; 2 col. [fols. 132-145], 23 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Twelve miniatures. Leather case. Glossy wooden boards, stitched and open spine. Rebound with machine-made twine. Fols. 24v, 34v, 45r, 55r, 65r, 75r, 85r, 95r, 105r, 113r, 121r, 131r, 141r: Quires are marked with Ethiopic numerals: quire 1, 2, etc.

Excerpt from the Psalter of the Virgin, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r.

Excerpts from the Ordinary Prayer of the Mass, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1v.

Morning Prayer, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In Amharic in another hand in purple ink and pencil.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 4r.

Psalms, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Psalm 118 does include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 5r-113r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 113v-125r.

Song of Songs, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 125v-131v.

Physical Description

Located on folio 132r-141r.

Monday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 132rv.

Tuesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 132v-134r.

Wednesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 134r-136r.

Thursday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 136r-137v.

Friday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 137v-139r.

Saturday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 139r-140r.

Sunday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 140r-141r.

Gate of Light, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141r-145r.

List of Šäwa Kings, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In crude, later hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 145v-146r.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Miniature of the Holy Trinity seated with one garment.

Illustration: Fol. 8v: Miniature of Saint George slaying the Dragon.

Illustration: Fol. 16v: Miniature of the Virgin Mary with the Christ Child and angels with drawn swords.

Illustration: Fol. 24v: Miniature of Christ: Crowned with Thorns, and Jews with swords on his left and right.

Illustration: Fol. 32v: Miniature of the Christ: Crucifixion: One Cross, with the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist and other women.

Illustration: Fol. 40v: Miniature of Virgin Mary with her parents Joachim and Hannah (Anna).

Illustration: Fols. 43r, 59r: Häräg.

Illustration: Fol. 48r: Miniature of Christ with the Apostle Peter.

Illustration: Fol. 56v: Miniature of Christ Raising Adam and Eve to Paradise.

Illustration: Fol. 64v: Miniature of Christ between two kings.

Illustration: Fol. 75r: Miniature of Christ: Ascension, surrounded by angels.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

1 col. [1r-59r], 24 lines; 2 col. [59r-75v], 24 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Eleven miniatures. Leather case. Wooden boards, lower stamped red leather board is original to the manuscript, upper board is leather and newer. Stitched and partially open spine. The first half of the Psalter is missing and the first quire has folios out of sequence. The whole has unrelated miniatures painted over text (probably to increase its sales value). Fol. 1r: Text erased (originally was the beginning of Psalm 91) to disguise that the book was divided into half (probably for the market). Fol. 1r, 76rv: Blank.

Psalms, 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Incomplete at the beginning, starts with the end of Psalm 91. Psalm 118 does include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-43r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43r-53r.

Song of Songs, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 53r-59r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 59r-69v.

Monday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 59r-60r.

Tuesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 60r-62r.

Wednesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62r-63v.

Thursday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 63v-66r.

Friday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r-67v.

Saturday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 67v-68v.

Sunday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 68v-69v.

Gate of Light, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 69v-74v.

Magical Prayer Against Snakes, 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another trained hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 74v.

Image of the Savior of the World, 1900s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another trained hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 75v.

Scope and Contents

Fols. 10v, 11rv, 12v, passim: The owner's names Haylä Maryam and Wälätä Maryam appear at the beginning and ending of every text.

Fols. 9v, 11rv, 12v, passim: The scribe's name Wäldä Eləyas appears at the beginning and ending of every text.

Fols. 105rv: Pen trial.

No miniatures.

Late 18th century with 20th-century additions.

Physical Description

2 cols., 19-24 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Leather case. Glossy wooden upper boards, plain wooden board used to mend original lower board; stitched and open spine. Fols. 1r-3v: Blank

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Hədar, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-12v.

Homily by Dämatewos, Bishop of Alexandria, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-10v.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 10v-11v.

Synaxary Entry: Mission to Joshua, Son of Nun, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 11v-12v.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 12v.

Tahəśaś, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 12v-19v.

Homily, Author Not Given, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 12v-18r.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 18r-19r.

Synaxary Entry: Mission of the Archangel to Rescue the Three Holy Children, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19v.

Tərr, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19v-29v.

Homily, Author Not Given, late 1700s, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21v-24r.

Tərr, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14v-21v.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r.

Homily on the Glory of St Michael the Archangel, Author Not Given, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19v-28v.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 28v-29v.

Yäkkatit, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 29v-35r.

Homily, Author Not Given, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 29v-33r.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 33r-34v.

Synaxary Entry: Mission of the Archangel to Samson, the Giant, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 34v.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 34v-35r.

Mäggabit, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 35r-52r.

Homily by the Archbishop of Antioch, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 35r-49v.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 49v-51v.

Synaxary Entry: Mission of the Archangel to Balaam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 51v-52r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r.

Miyazya, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r-61r.

Homily, Author Not Given, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r-57r.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 57r-60r.

Synaxary entries: Mission of the Archangel to the Prophet Jeremiah, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 60r-61r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61r.

Gənbot, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61r-66r.

Homily by Yohannəs, Bishop of Ethiopia, Who Came After Bishop Yəśhaq, on the Conflict Between the Consort of King Arqadewos and John Chysostom, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61r-62v.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62v-65v.

Synaxary entry: Mission of the Archangel to Habakkuk, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 65v-66r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r.

Säne, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r-77r.

Homily on the Family of Astäraniqos and Euphemia, by Yohannəs, Bishop of Aksum, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r-72v.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 73r-75v.

Synaxary entry: the Building of the Church of the Archangel in Place of a Pagan Temple in Alexandria, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 75v-77r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 77r.

Hamle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 77v-85v.

Homily on the Wicked Wealthy Man Whose Property Was Inherited by the Son of His Poor Neighbor [by Bishop Yohannəs], late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 77v-82r.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 82r-84v.

Synaxary entry: Mission to the Camp of Sennacherib, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 84v-85r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 85v.

Nähase, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 85v-95v.

Homily on the Book of the Angels that Came from Jerusalem, Author Not Given, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 85v-89r.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 89r-95r.

Synaxary entry: Mission of the Archangel to the Emperor Constantine, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95v.

Mäskäräm, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95v-99v.

Homily on Not Worshipping Other Gods, Author Not Given, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95v-98r.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 98r-99r.

Synaxary entry: Mission to Prophet Isaiah, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 99rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 99v.

Təqəmt, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 99v-107r.

Homily on the Need to Make the Angels Sureties by Honoring Them, Author Not Given, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 99v-103r.

Miracle, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 103r-106v.

Excerpt from Daily Prayer, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In a later hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 105v.

Synaxary entry: Mission to Prophet Samuel, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 106v-107r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 107r.

Poem, 1959 August. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In later hand, a poem and a note in Amharic in green pen, largely illegible dated "30/12/52" EC [August 1959 AD].

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 108rv.

Scope and Contents

Musical notation system used throughout. Small hand.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

2 cols., 23 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Plain wooden boards, stitched and open spine, deteriorated binding. Fols. 1 and 2: cut and detached from the quire. Fol. 54v: Blank

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Mə'əraf (Incomplete At the Beginning), 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-54r.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: Fols. 5r, 19v, 30r, 38v, 63r, 72r, 88v: Häräg with angels.

Fols. 9v, 55r, 26r, 77r, 88r, 102r: Owner's name Habtä Maryam Täfära appears in original text.

Fols. 102r: Scribe's name Wäldä Maryam appears in original text.

Fols. 102r: The owner of the manuscript has had listed his wife and children's baptismal names (in the same hand as the manuscript).

Illustration: Fol. 104v: Crude drawing of angel.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 col., 14 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No miniatures. No case. Wooden boards covered with red stamped leather, stitched and covered binding. Fols. 1r, 4v, 102v-104r: Blank

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Located on folio 5r-84r.

Introductory Homily, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 5r-9v.

Mə'əraf (Incomplete At the Beginning), 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 10r-19r.

Monday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1r-54r.

Tuesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19v-29v.

Wednesday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 30r-38r.

Thursday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 38v-50r.

Friday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 50r-62v.

Saturday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 63r-71v.

Sunday, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 72r-78r.

Readings for Any Day, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 78r-84r.

Sword of the Divinity, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 84r-88r.

Image of the Trinity, 1900s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 88v-102r.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: Fols. 5r, 20v, 23v, 29r, 47r, 68r, 100r, 103v, 131r: Häräg.

Illustration: Fol. 81v: Magical charts based on the name of Ananəya, one of the three holy children rescued from the furnace.

Fols. 9r, 10r, 12rv, 16rv, 17v passim: The owner's name, Wäldä Maryam, appears at the end of every prayer.

Part of the seal states in Ge'ez "Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Menelik the King of Kings of Ethiopia."

Fols. 14v, 24v, 34v, 44v, 54v, 64v, 74v, 84v, 94v, 103r, 113r, 123r, 133r: Quires are marked with Ethiopic numerals: quire 1, 2, etc.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 cols., 12 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Plain wooden boards, stitched and open spine. Fols. 1r-4v,140v-142v: Blank

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Prayer of Peter, Sälotä Petros, early 20th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 35r: The daily readings were marked but erased (except on this folio) on the relevant pages at the top of the folio.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 5r-99v.

Prayer of Mary At Golgotha, Zä-Säne Golgota, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 100r-130v.

Mystagogia, Təməhrətä Həbu'at, early 20th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 131r-139v.

Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 34: Seal of Emperor Menelik II, circa 1870-1930. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Illustration: In gold on a red background, a seal with the crowned lion of the tribe of Judah carrying a cross inside a circle with sun rays and Ge'ez words. Part of the seal states in Ge'ez "Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Menelik the King of Kings of Ethiopia."

Loose folio: On green paper "1907 A merry Christmas and a happy 1908 New-year to Rob." Then, "from Enno Littmann" and "Seal of Menilek II Inscription: Prevailed hath the Lion of the tribe of Judah! Menilik [sic] the king of Kings of Ethiopia."

Physical Description

1 itemPaper25 x 29 cm

Princeton Ethiopic Manuscript No. 35: Seal of Däjazmač Gäbrä Selassə, circa 1870-1930. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Illustration: In gold on green background, a seal with a cross inside of a star of David inside a circle with Ge'ez words.

Part of the seal states in Ge'ez "Däjazmač Gäbrä Səlasse of T. M. A." TMA is an abbreviation meaning he was the governor of Tigre, Marb, and Adua Provinces. For information about this governor (d. 1931), see his entry in Aethiopica Encyclopedia, vol. 2, p. 628."

Loose folio: On green paper "Seal of Dadjazmatch Gabra Sellese. Inscription: Gabra Sellase the governor of Tigre of the province of the Marab and of Adua."

Physical Description

1 itemPaper25 x 29 cm

Scope and Contents

Fol. 1r: Pen trial.

Fols. 11v, 27r: Owner's name listed as Kidanä Wäld.

Fol. 27r: Scribe's name is listed as Habtä Maryam.

Fol. 50v: Colophon is not original to manuscript, the manuscript itself dates to earlier than late 1800s and appears to be from the 1700s.

Fols. 50v: In a different hand, at the bottom of the second column, after a horizontal line: "In this year of Luke [the Evangelist] 7399 EC [sic] Year of Creation, on the 18th day of the month of Təqəmt, at the 11th hour, the earthquake happened [lit. the earth was shaken]. On the 13th day of the month of Hədar (on the second night of the moon), [the body of] Dägač Nadäw was transferred [i.e. moved by the family]. It was 21 years ago that he died." The year of creation 7399 is 1899 AD. The year of Dägač Nadäw's death is 1888 AD. On the military commander and close associate of Menelik II, Dägač Nadäw, see the Aethiopica Encyclopedia entry, vol. 3, p 1093.

Fol. 52r: Pencil scrawls. In a later hand, someone tried to write "Abətä Yohanäs [sic] the apostle."

Handwritten letters in Ge'ez to Enno Littman, enclosed in archival slip The letter marked "(a)" is from Yirdaw, brother of Kidanä Wäld, and it starts: "O Dr. Littman, scholar and wise man, I received your letter and I took seven francs from the German consulate. I have so many things I want to say to you because you are faithful in small things. Said by Yirdaw, brother of Kidanä Wäld, Written in Holy Jerusalem, on 12 of the month of Təqəmt." The letter marked (b) is from Kidanä Wäld, brother of Yirdaw. It says: "O Dr. Littman, full of new wisdom, I received your letter, with powerful words even though the size is small. I took the money [you sent] from Hannah Faris, which is 30 francs. May God protect you in your going out and your coming in forever... I have so many things I want to say to you because you are faithful in small things. Said by Kidanä Wäld, brother of Yirdaw. Written in Holy Jerusalem, on 12 of the month of Təqəmt."

Gift of Enno Littmann.

Physical Description

1 col. and 2 col. (see notes below). Parchment Codex. Varied lines per page: Written in black and red ink. No case. Glossy wooden boards, stitched and open spine. Original binding missing, machine-made twine used. The quires of the book were mis-ordered in binding the book, so that the same text is not continuous. In the cases of Image of Täklä Haymanot and Prayer of Mary at Golgotha, the beginning folios of each appears last.

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List of Marian Feasts (1 Col.), 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 1v, 12r.

Image of Täklä Haymanot, Mälkə'a Täklä Haymanot (2 Col.), 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," No. 211)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-6v, 9r-11v, 18r-20v, 33rv, 34rv.

Prayer of Mary At Golgotha, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(2 Col.)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 4r-8v, 11v, 16rv, 21rv, 25rv, 27r, 28r-30v, 35r-37v .

Image of Paul and Peter, Mälkə'a Petəros Wa Pawəlos, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(1 Col.)

(Chaîne, "Répertoire," 187)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 12rv, 17rv, 26rv, 31r-32v, 34r, 39rv.

Image of the Trinity, Mälkə'a Selassie, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(1 Col.)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 13r-15v, 22r-24v, 27rv, 38rv, 40r.

Prayer of the Covenant, Sälotä Kidan, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(2 Col.)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 40rv, 46r-47v.

Hymns for the Passion of Christ, Mälkə'a Həmamat, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

(2 Col.)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 41r-45v, 48r-50r.

Magical Prayer Against a Disease (Malaria?), 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 50r.

Synaxarium List of Feasts of Saint Michael, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In Amharic. In another hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 51r.

Hymn for Saint Michael (excerpt), 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 51rv.

Hymns for the Passion of Christ, Mälkə'a Həmamat, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 51v-52.

First Chapter of Epistle: 1 John 1, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In crude hand in pen.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Miniature of the Archangel Michael raising a dead person. Below it, in separate frame of the image, are two people weeping over a shrouded body with a face in outline rising from it.

Illustration: Fol. 2v: Miniature of the Archangel Michael bringing souls out of hell. Caption states in Ge'ez: "Icon of Saint Michael: How he brought souls." Figure in white may be someone Saint Michael saved or the owner (although perhaps the owner would not have himself portrayed in hell).

Illustration: Fol. 66v: Drawing, no color, of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child with angels with drawn swords. Caption states in Ge'ez "With her beloved son."

Illustration: Fol. 1v: Pen trial and faint pencil drawing of Saint George slaying the dragon.

Fol. 1r: In later hand, in ball point pen, "This homily belongs to Liqä Diyaqon Täšomä."

Fols. 9r, 13v, 14r, 21r, 24r, passim: The original owner's name has been erased and replaced with Zäyohannəs and Məskabä Dəngəl at the end of every homily and miracle

Fol. 14v: The second owners' names have been erased and replaced with Kənfä Mika'el.

Fol. 25r: The second owners' names have been erased and replaced with Wäldä Giyorgis.

Fols. 65r, 68v: The scribe's name is mentioned, Efrem.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

2 cols., 25 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Three miniatures. Leather case with strap, one end detached. Wooden boards covered with stamped red leather, stitched and open spine. Fol. 69: Single leaf sewn in, belonging to another manuscript.

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Located on folio 3r-66r.

Hədar, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-9r.

Homily by Dämatewos, Bishop of Alexandria, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-7v.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 8r-9r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9r.

Tahəśaś, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9r-14v.

Homily, Author Not Given, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9r-13v.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 13v-14r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14rv.

Tərr, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14v-21v.

Homily on the Glory of St Michael the Archangel, Author Given as Epifanəyos of Cyprus, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14v-21v.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21v.

Yäkkatit, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21v-25r.

Homily, Author Not Given, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21v-24r.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 24r-25r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r.

Mäggabit, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r-38r.

Homily by the Archbishop of Antioch, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25r-37r.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 37r-38r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 38r.

Miyazya, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 38r-43r.

Homily by Rətu' Haymanot the Orthodox, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 38r-41v.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 41v-43r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43r.

Gənbot, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43r-46r.

Homily by Yohannəs, Bishop of Ethiopia, Who Came After Bishop Yəśhaq, on the Conflict Between the Consort of King Arqadewos and John Chysostom, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43r-44v.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 44v-45v.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 45v-46r.

Säne, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 46r-52r.

Homily on the Family of Astäraniqos and Euphemia, by Yohannəs, Bishop of Aksum, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 46r-51r.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 51r-52r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r.

Hamle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r-56r.

Homily on the Wicked Wealthy Man Whose Property Was Inherited by the Son of His Poor Neighbor [by Bishop Yohannəs], circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r-55r.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 55v-56r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56r.

Nähase, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56r-59r.

Homily on the Book of the Angels that Came from Jerusalem, Author Not Given, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56r-58r.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 58r-59r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 59r.

Mäskäräm, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 59r-61v.

Homily on Not Worshipping Other Gods, Author Not Given, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 59r-61r.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61rv.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61v.

Təqəmt, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62r-66r.

Homily on the Need to Make the Angels Sureties by Honoring Them, Author Not Given, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62r-64v.

Miracle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 64v-66r.

Greeting to the Archangel, Sälam, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r.

Magical Prayer Against Snakes, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r.

First Miracle of Mary, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Archangel Gabriel announced the Virgin Mary when she was spinning silk yarn for the temple.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 67r-68v.

Magical Prayer Against Eye Disease and the Protection of Cattle, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand, fitted around the bottom of the existing text.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 68v-69v.

First Folio of a Gospel of John, circa 1770-1830. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

In another hand, from another manuscript.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 68v-69v.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: fol. 3r: Häräg.

Fol. 148v: Pen trial at the bottom of the second column.

Illustration: Fol. 149r: Pencil drawing of a man's face.

Fols. 43v-45v: Psalms 56-59 are misnumbered 55-58.

Fols. 77v-78r: A folio is missing, text goes from middle of Psalm 96 to middle of Psalm 98.

Fols. 102v: Psalm 120 is misnumbered 129.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 col. [fols. 3r-137r], 22-23 lines; 2 col. [fols. 137v-148v], 22 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Fols. 1r-2v, 149v: Blank. Glossy wooden boards, broken upper and lower boards sewn together. Stitched and open spine.

Psalms, 1800s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Fol. 60v: Cross in red and black marking the mid-point of the Psalms.

Psalm 118 does include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-117v.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 118r-129v.

Song of Songs, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 130r-137r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 137v-145v.

Monday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 137v-138r.

Tuesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138r-139v.

Wednesday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 139v-141r.

Thursday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141r-143r.

Friday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 143r-144r.

Saturday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 144rv.

Sunday, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 145rv.

Gate of Light, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 145v-148v.

Scope and Contents

Fol. 1r: Pencil scrawls.

Fol. 18r: The original owner's name was left blank and, in crude hand, the name Gäbrä Maryam inserted.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Physical Description

1 col. [3r-33v], 12 lines; 2 col. [34r-65v], 18 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Plain wooden boards, stitched and open spine. Fols. 1v-2v, 16v-17v: Blank. Two manuscripts have been bound together, they are in different hands.

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Mystigogia, Təməhrətä Həbu'at, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-16r.

Prayer for the Covenant, Sälotä Kidan, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 18r-33v.

Prayer Called Rampart of the Cross, Hasurä Mäskäl (Strelcyn 76.3), 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 34r-56v.

Magical Prayer Undoing Charms, Hasurä Mäsqäl, 1800s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56v-65v.

Scope and Contents

Illustrations: Fols. 3r, 8v, 14r, 20r, 28r, 34r, 38v, 55r, 61v, 66r, 76r, 79v, 88r, 93r, 98v, 109r, 115r, 123v: Häräg.

Illustration: fol. 1v: Miniature of a mustached man in purple and red. Probably the owner.

Illustration: Fol. 2r: Miniature of King David playing the harp.

Illustration: Fol. 43v: Miniature of Christ: Crucifixion: One Cross: with the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist.

Striking images are atypical of Psalters, but these are not painted over the text, they are original to the manuscript.

Fols. 1r, 2v: In another hand, information on determining the hours by measuring the shadows of the sun (continued across folios).

Fols. 2v, 128rv: In another hand, information on when to break fasts (continued across folios).

Fol. 119v: Missing lines inserted in upper margin.

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

1 col. [fols. 3r-114v], 24-25 lines; 2 col. [fols. 115r-128v], 25 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Three miniatures. Leather case without strap. Wooden boards with stamped red leather and cloth insert inside leather cover. Covered spine.

Psalms, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Psalm 118 does not include additions about the spiritual meanings of the Hebrew Alphabet.

Fol. 51r: Cross in black ink, with the words "half of them" in Ge'ez inside, marking the mid-point of the Psalms.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-98r.

Canticles of the Prophets of the Old and New Testaments (With Musical Notations), 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 98v-109r.

Song of Songs (With Musical Notations), 1700s. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 109r-114v.

Physical Description

Located on folio 115r-123v.

Monday, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 115rv.

Tuesday, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 115v-117r.

Wednesday, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 117r-118v.

Thursday, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 118v-120v.

Friday, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 120v-121v.

Saturday, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 121v-122v.

Sunday, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 122v-123v.

Gate of Light, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 123v-127v.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 2v: Miniature of Christ and the Four Beasts (Creatures). Painted to the corners, but does not cover any original text.

Illustration: Fol. 10v: Miniature of Saint George slaying the dragon. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 11r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child with two angels holding up her mantle. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 27r: Miniature of Christ: Crucifixion: One Cross, with the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 67r: Miniature of resurrected Christ raising up Adam and Eve. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 90v: Miniature of the Ascension of Christ. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 122v: Miniature of Christ and the Pharisees. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 140r: Miniature of Saint Mika'el (?) on throne and with cross. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 170v: Miniature of Saint Täklä Haymanot. Painted to the corners of the folio and over text.

Illustration: Fol. 197r: Miniature of the Virgin Mary saving a soul from hell. Painted to the corners of the folio but not over text.

Illustration: Fol. 197v: Miniature of a knight with a sword on a horse and a bloody, dead warrior on the ground. Painted to the corners of the folio but not over text.

Illustration: Fol. 199r: Miniature of two unidentified saints. Painted to the corners of the folio but not over text.

Fols. 1r, 2r: Pen trial.

Fol. 1v: In purple ink, upside down, in a later hand, appears the name "Qes Adämä Ayälä."

The owner's name appears at the beginning and ending of every miracle as Kənfä Mika'el.

Fol. 196v: States in the text that the owner Kənfä Mika'el gave the manuscript to the Church of Šaka Yohannəs.

Fol. 199v: Upside down, in the original hand, the beginning of the Miracle of Jesus on his baptism.

No scribe listed.

At the end of each miracle, the scribe has left four blank lines to be filled in later with the concluding hymn.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

2 cols., 24 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Twelve miniatures. No case. Wooden boards with stamped red leather, stitched and open spine

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Introductory Rite from Mu'alləqa, With Musical Notation, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 3r-5v.

Extended Version of Introductory Rite from Mu'alləqa, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 5r-6v.

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Located on folio 6v-166r.

First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Ark of the Covenant came into Ethiopia and how the prophecy about Zion the ark is fulfilled by the Virgin Mary.

Illustration: A large portion of this Ethiopian miracle covered by paintings (two folios).

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1 itemLocated on folio 6v-12r.

Prayer to the Virgin Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 12rv.

Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary was born to Jacob and Hanna.

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1 itemLocated on folio 13r-14v.

Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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The Story of the Infant Mary in the Temple (not in Budge or Herolt).

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1 itemLocated on folio 14v-15v.

Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary was annunciated by Saint Gabriel while she was spinning silk.

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1 itemLocated on folio 15v-17r.

Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary immaculately conceived Jesus and how Joseph was told about her conception by the Holy Spirit in a dream so that he would not doubt her.

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1 itemLocated on folio 17r-18v.

Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary gave birth.

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1 itemLocated on folio 18v-19v.

Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary and the Christ child received the wise men and the shepherds of Bethlehem.

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1 itemLocated on folio 19v-21r.

Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to Tewoflos the Archbishop of Alexandria and told him about the events surrounding Jesus's birth and the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt (see Timotewos miracle).

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1 itemLocated on folio 21r-30r.

Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary accepted the book of her miracles compiled by Saint Hildefonsus [Däqsəyos], Bishop of Toledo (Budge, Mary 1; Strelcyn 15.1.1, 32.16.1; also commonly first in medieval European collections).

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1 itemLocated on folio 30r-32r.

Tenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How Jesus asked the Virgin Mary about the five lamentations.

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1 itemLocated on folio 32rv.

Eleventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary gave a child to a family in the country of the Europeans (Afərəng) in the state of the French (Färansa) in and how she saved him from wrongful accusation and a death sentence by hanging (Budge, Mary, 22).

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1 itemLocated on folio 32v-37v.

Twelfth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How Sybil the prophetess saw a vision of the Virgin Mary holding her child within a circle around the sun (not in Budge).

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1 itemLocated on folio 37v-39r.

Thirteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Sycamore tree swallowed the Holy Family when they were in Egypt and the bandits tried to rob them.

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1 itemLocated on folio 39v-42v.

Fourteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary cursed the people of a certain city in Egypt, while the Holy Family was there, when they treated her with disdain and how the city was swallowed by the ground.

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1 itemLocated on folio 42v-43v.

Fifteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary cursed the people of a certain city in Egypt, while the Holy Family was there, when they treated her with disdain and and the people's faces became that of wild animals.

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1 itemLocated on folio 43v-44r.

Sixteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary blessed and healed the people of a certain city in Egypt when the king invited her to visit.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 44v-45v.

Seventeenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Holy Family visited Egypt and blessed Asqetəs and how Jesus caused water to well up from the ground using Joseph's rod.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 45v-48r.

Eighteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Homily of Cyril of Jerusalem on the Icon of the Virgin Mary in Sedenəya of Damascus.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 48v-54r.

Nineteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary caused a stream to reverse course (Budge, Mary, 36).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 54r.

Twentieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary spoke from her picture to a devout worshipper (Budge, Mary 2; Strelcyn 15, 1.3).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 54v.

Twenty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How Abbas, Bishop of Rome, cut off his hand which had been kissed by a woman when he was celebrating the Eucharist, and how the Virgin Mary rejoined it to his arm (Budge, Mary, 5).

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1 itemLocated on folio 55rv.

Twenty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the dying scribe Damianus (Budge, Mary, 4).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 55v-56r.

Twenty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to Isaac, the monk, and promised to take him to herself after three days (Budge, Mary, 6).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56r-57r.

Twenty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared out of her picture to Mary, the daughter of a certain God-fearing man, and promised to take her to Paradise after three days (Budge, Mary, 7).

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1 itemLocated on folio 57rv.

Twenty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a painter was saved by the Virgin Mary when he fell from a scaffold (Budge, Mary, 8).

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1 itemLocated on folio 57v-58v.

Twenty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary carried a sick person from the Monastery of the Pilgrims to Jerusalem and showed him where Jesus was crucified and buried and baptized him in the waters of the Jordan (Budge, Mary, 9).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 58v-59r.

Twenty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a Roman youth called Zacharias who crowned her icon with roses and how she saved him from bandits because they saw roses flowing from his mouth when he recited her sälam and how they converted and became monks (Budge, Mary, 10).

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1 itemLocated on folio 59r-60v.

Twenty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen property of two women called Juliana and Barbara, when they were on pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Budge, Mary, 11).

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1 itemLocated on folio 60v-61r.

Twenty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved two Muslims from the storm when they called on her name (Budge, Mary, 12).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61r-62r.

Thirtieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary moved a monastery near Jericho to Jericho (Budge, Mary, 13).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62rv.

Thirty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the eyes of Yohannəs Bäkänəsi, the blind priest in Egypt, by anointing him with milk from her breasts (Budge, Mary, 14).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62v-63v.

Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary healed the merchant from Colossae after being shot in the eye with an arrow by pirates (Budge, Mary, 15).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 63v-64r.

Thirty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary restored the sight of a certain blind girl of Bədərman with her breath and milk (Budge, Mary, 16).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 64v-65v.

Thirty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary arranged marriages for two poor girls called Martha and Yäwahit (Budge, Mary, 17).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 65v-66v.

Thirty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered the soul of the scribe who was writing the book of her miracles (Budge, Mary, 18). Miracle has one folio painted over.

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1 itemLocated on folio 66v-67v.

Thirty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary delivered from prison a certain man called Giyorgis (Budge, Mary, 19).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 67v-68r.

Thirty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary protected the elderly priest called Qätir (Budge, Mary, 20).

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1 itemLocated on folio 68rv.

Thirty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary sent Saint George to threaten a Qädi (Islamic leader) for imprisoning a Christian (Budge, Mary, 21).

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1 itemLocated on folio 68v-69v.

Thirty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed a man with a stone foot (Budge, Mary, 22).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 70rv.

Fortieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the Bishop Märqorəwos of his leprosy (Budge, Mary, 23).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 70v-71r.

Forty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain rich man hurled a loaf at the head of a beggar and wounded him, and how the Virgin Mary delivered his soul from the devils (Budge, Mary, 86).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 71v-72v.

Forty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a wealthy woman from Caesarea during a painful childbirth (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 72v.

Forty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the blind daughter from the city of Qähar.

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1 itemLocated on folio 73rv.

Fragment of a Miracle About a Certain Priest, 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 53v.

Forty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the foot of a widow from Harətärom (Budge, Mary, 24).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 73v-74v.

Forty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary raised the son of a certain man from Capadocia (not in Budge).

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1 itemLocated on folio 74v-75r.

Forty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the icon of the Virgin Mary spoke to a certain woman whose mother-in-law was opposed to her devotion to the icon of the Virgin and how the icon disappeared because of the mother-in-law's objection.

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1 itemLocated on folio 75rv.

Forty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the sick deacon by anointing him with her breast milk (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 75r-76v.

Forty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary gave children to a certain woman whose nine children had died when the woman promised that they would become priests and deacons.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 76v-77r.

Forty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Syrian potter and how he glorified her (Budge, Mary, 35).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 77r-79r.

Fiftieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Marəqos, King of Rome, fled from his palace for the monastery for the love of the Virgin Mary) (Budge?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 79rv.

Fifty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved Qiras the thief.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 80rv.

Fifty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary commanded a deacon to dig up and rebury in consecrated ground the body of an adulterous deacon from the island of Jericho in the city of Gärisat who was killed by the people) (Budge, Mary, 103, similar to Romances, Cleopatra 9 about Chartres?.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 80v-81v.

Fifty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary cut out and sewed a garment for Filatawos, a bishop of the city of Sä'id in Upper Egypt (Budge, Mary, 40).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 81v-82r.

Fifty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Paricos when Filatawos refused to give him penance.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 82r-83r.

Fifty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the woman in childbirth from drowning (Budge, Mary, 32; Strelcyn 32.16.31; Bland 2; Romances, Cleopatra 3).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 83r-84r.

Fifty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Anəsətasəyos (Budge, Mary, 27).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 84r-85r.

Fifty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain king from Afəras (France) named Niqodimos recited the Hail Mary his whole life and when he died a tree with Hail Mary written on its leaves sprang from his tomb (Budge, Mary, 38).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 85rv.

Fifty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Barok, a dissolute man (Budge, Mary, 26).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 85v-86v.

Fifty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Bishop to restore a priest called Enədrəyas who knew only the anaphora of the Virgin Mary (Budge, Mary, 102).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 86v-87r.

Sixtieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved from a great snake Eskənədros the Jew from Jerusalem.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 87v-88r.

Sixty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved from death a governor of Ephesus named Armatəyas.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 88v-89r.

Sixty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary aided in the delivery of a child to an abbess before the bishop came to enquire into the matter (Budge, Mary, 25; Bland 24 also in Vincent de Beauvais (from 1264 AD). Middle of miracle, one folio, painted over.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 89r-91r.

Sixty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary bowed and responded to the prayer and the bows of a certain monastery's monks (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 91r-92r.

Sixty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain Muslim was converted when he saw oil and Myron from the breasts of the icon of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 92r-93r.

Sixty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a young impoverished man and how the church keeper gave his daughter to him.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 93r-94r.

Sixty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the wealthy person from the angels of darkness when he died.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 94r-95r.

Sixty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the thief from hanging.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95r-96r.

Sixty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the widow and commanded her to recite the "Hail Mary" (Budge, Mary, ? ).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 96rv.

Sixty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a priest named Yohannəs as a woman with wings like a bird.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 97r.

Seventieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary interceded and returned a fallen angel to heaven.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 97v-98v.

Seventy-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved Timothy, a drunken monk, from a lion and a mad dog (Budge, Mary, 37).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 98v-99v.

Seventy-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a certain man from drowning when the ship was sinking.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 99v-100v.

Seventy-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a man from France (Färasawi) when he denied Christ but kept his devotion to the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 100v-101v.

Seventy-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered a ring stolen by a Muslim and swallowed by the fish for a deacon named Mika' el.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 101v-104r.

Seventy-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a monk to escape the monastery of Qäləmon when persecuted by other monks when he breached the wall of the church by hitting it with his skull cap (Budge, Mary, 28; Strelcyn 32.16.28).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 104r-106r.

Seventy-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the French man named Nifon and lead him to the monastic life.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 106r-107v.

Seventy-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a monk from the island in Tigris when he couldn't walk and his friends carried him to the church.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 107v-108r.

Seventy-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary took the shepherd into paradise.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 108r-109r.

Seventy-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the sister of the thief crucified at the right hand of Jesus Christ.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 109v-110v.

Eightieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Tewoflos the Archbishop of Alexandria and told him about the events surrounding Jesus's birth when Herod killed the children of Bethlehem.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 110v-113r.

Eighty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Tewoflos the Archbishop of Alexandria and told him about the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 113r-115vr.

Eighty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the monks of Däbrä Qälmon from Arabs.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 115v-118r.

Eighty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the property of the monks of Däbrä Qälmon which had been looted by Berber men.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 118v-121r.

Eighty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved Jacob the Short from the hand of the Arabs (incomplete, 122v is painted over).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 122rv.

Eighty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Qomos (priest) Rafa'el and how she left her handprint on his body.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 123r-124v.

Eighty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary punished the Arab when he defied the icon of Saint Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 124v-125v.

Eighty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped Archbishop [of Alexandria] Gäbrə'el when he tried to send his book, Book of Hawi, to Saint Anthony's Monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 126r-128r.

Eighty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a man named Nəkal of the city of Märg Wäkim from prison and how she led him into martydom.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 128r-129v.

Eighty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary guarded the virginity of a priest and nun and how the Virgin Mary revealed their holiness when the rumor circulated about them.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 129v-132r.

Nintieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary healed a woman who suffered from hemorrhage.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 132r-133v.

Ninety-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen book Acts of Barbara and Julia (incomplete, text on fol. 135r painted over).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 89r.

Ninety-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary protected the candle oil for the icon from spilling.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 135r-136v.

Ninety-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary punished a man who attacked and stole from some monks.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 136v-138r.

Ninety-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary protected Christians in Atrib, Egypt, from the hand of Arabs.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138r-139r.

Ninety-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the mother of Yohannəs of Säməbat of lower Egypt received a pious Ethiopian monk and went with him to Jerusalem.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 139r-141r.

Ninety-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Afrənəgawi [European man] took the key from the Church of Bethlehem and how the Virgin Mary revealed her power when the Afärəngi was strangled by it.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141r-143r.

Ninety-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Muslim and converted him to Christianity and led him to his martyrdom.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 143r-144r.

Ninety-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared with archangels, saints, and martyrs at the Däbrä Mətmaq Monastery in Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 144v-150r.

Ninety-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary punished the camel leader of Däbrä Mətmaq Monastery when he stole property from the monastery.

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1 itemLocated on folio 150r-152r.

One-Hundredth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to Isaac, the monk, and promised to take him to herself after three days.

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1 itemLocated on folio 152r-153r.

One-Hundredth and First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to Deacon Yohannəs at Däbrä Mətmaq Monastery in the Pillar of Light.

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1 itemLocated on folio 153r-154r.

One-Hundredth and Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary filled the well at Däbrä Mətmaq Monastery with water.

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1 itemLocated on folio 154r-155v.

One-Hundredth and Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared with saints who are buried at the monastery of Asqetəs.

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1 itemLocated on folio 155v-156r.

One-Hundredth and Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary helped a certain monk from the monastery of Asqetəs when he pleaded with the icon of the Virgin Mary to save him from demons.

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1 itemLocated on folio 156rv.

One-Hundredth and Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary turned on the lamp in the City of Gaza.

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1 itemLocated on folio 157r-158r.

One-Hundredth and Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved a man called Joseph when he fell into a well.

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1 itemLocated on folio 158v-161r.

One-Hundredth and Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved the miner when the mine collapsed in the city of Aragon in Capadocia (Budge, Mary,78).

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1 itemLocated on folio 161r-162r.

One-Hundredth and Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved the cupbearer of the king of France (Afransa) when he was tricked into offending the king.

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1 itemLocated on folio 163r-164v.

One-Hundredth and Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary saved a man when he denied Christ after Satan promised him great wealth.

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1 itemLocated on folio 164v-166r.

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Located on folio 166v-196v.

One-Hundredth and Tenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
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How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Eleventh Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Twelfth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Thirteenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Fourteenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Fifteenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Sixteenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Seventeenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Eighteenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Nineteenth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Twentieth Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Twenty-First Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 166v-167v.

One-Hundredth and Twenty-Second Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Judas Iscariot killed himself and how the Jewish leader took the money and gave it to the soldiers who guarded the tomb of Jesus Christ.

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1 itemLocated on folio 191v-194r.

One-Hundredth and Twenty-Third Miracle of Jesus, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus Christ sent his disciples to bring the donkey and its foal and entered into Jerusalem.

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1 itemLocated on folio 194v-196v.

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Illustrations: Fols. 34v-35v: Fortune-telling charts with birthdates and letters of names.

Illustrations: Fols. 36rv: Magical pictures representing the four quarters of the heavens.

Illustrations: Fols. 37r-44v: Sixteen magical circles.

Illustrations: Fols. 72v-73r: Talismanic symbol.

Fol. 114v: Note is made of the Ethiopian kings from the first king of the Solomonic dynasty, Yəkuno Amlak (r. 1270-1285), through King Takla Haymanot (r. 1788- 89) and "up to now," King Tekle Giyorgis, who ruled off and on from 1788 to 1800 AD.

According to Aethiopica Encyclopedia (p. 402), "The Cycle of the Kings" consists of "circular tables dealing with divination and fortune-telling." The "basis of the fortune-telling is 16 sixteen-sector schemes named after lakes or rivers ... in Ethiopia... The schemes always have the same division, there are only differences in the lettering (in alphabetical order) of the segments. Each scheme and its segments find their explanation (i.e. the answer to the question posed) in corresponding texts following the tables."

No owner listed.

No scribe listed.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

1 col. [fols. 1-30, 117-126]; 2 columns [fols. 31-116]; lines vary throughout. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two miniatures. Leather carrying case with strap. Wooden boards, broken lower board, stitched and open spine. Fols. 82r-85v: Inserted four-folio quire of tiny size: 6 cm x 7.5 cm.

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Magical Prescription against Evil Eye, Epilepsy, Thieves, and Successful Delivery, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 1r-3v.

Magical Prescription (Upside Down) to Aid Conceiving a Child, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 2v.

Hasab (calculations?) Concerning the Sick Person, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 4r.

Magical Prayer to Draw a Woman Back After She Went With Another Man, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 4v.

Magical Prayer to Cause the Drowning of Demons, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 5r.

Magical Prayer for Gaining Respect and Favor, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 5v.

Magical Prayer to Cause the Binding of Demons, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 6r.

Prayer for Protecting Suckling Infants, Containing the Legend of Susenyos, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 6r-8v.

Magical Prescription and Prayer for Protection from Thieves and Bandits, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 9r.

Magical Prayer to Make It Impossible for Other Men to Approach One's Woman, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 9v.

Magical Prescription against Typhoid, Cancer, and Leprosy, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 9v-10v.

Magical Prayer for Gaining Love and Respect from Kings and Officials and People Everywhere, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 11r.

Magical Prayer for Protection of Property, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 11v.

Magical Prescription against Stroke, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 12r.

Magical Prayer for Protection, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 12v.

Magical Prayer Using Archangel Michael's Magical Names (Asmat), 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 13r.

Anqäs Concerning the Fate of a Man Thrown Into Prison, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 13r.

Anqäs Concerning (Unidentified, Illegible), 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 13r.

Anqäs Concerning Power, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 13v-14r.

Anqäs Concerning Age, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 14r.

Anqäs Concerning Deceit, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 14r.

Anqäs Concerning Journeys, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 14v.

Anqäs Concerning the Coming of Sickness and Death, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 14v-15r.

Anqäs Concerning the Coming of Enemies, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 15r.

Anqäs Concerning Long-Distance Business, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 15r.

Anqäs Concerning Daily Subsistence, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 15rv.

Anqäs Concerning the Loss of Property or Money, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 15v.

Anqäs Concerning Conflicts, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 15v-16r.

Anqäs Concerning Messages and Appropriate Messengers, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 16r.

Anqäs Concerning How to Find Property or Money, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 16rv.

Anqäs Concerning Having or Not Having a Child, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 16v.

Anqäs Concerning Sickness, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 16v-17r.

Anqäs Concerning the Loss of Property or Money, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 17r.

The Numerical Value of the Letters of the Ge'ez Alphabet, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 17v.

Hasabä Səns Concerning the Fetus, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 17v.

A Reading from Psalm 121 [in Ethiopic Bible, Psalm 120], 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 17v.

Magical Prayer of Moses, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 18r.

Reading from a Gospel, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 18r.

Magical Prayer against Enemies, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 18v.

Magical Prayer for the Whole Year, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 19rv.

Astrology (On the Stars), 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 20r-44v.

Computation of the Spirit (Hatäta Mänafəsət), 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 45r-71r.

Scheme of Lake Tana, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 45r-47r.

Scheme of Lake Kora, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 47r-48v.

Scheme of Lake Ela, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 48v-51v.

Scheme of Lake Zəway, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 51v-55r.

Scheme of Lake Wənəg, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 55r-58v.

Scheme of Lake Daha, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 58v-60r.

Scheme of Lake Hayəq, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 60r-62r.

Scheme of Lake Heno, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 62r-64r.

Scheme of Lake Šämazəbe, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 64r-66v.

Scheme of Lake Gəmb, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 66v-68r.

Scheme of Lake Täkäze, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 68r-69v.

Scheme of Lake Abawi, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 69v-71v.

Hasab Concerning Taking a Wife, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 71v-72r.

Magical Prayer for Getting a Gift, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 72r-72v.

Magical Prayer With a Talismanic Symbol, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 72v-73r.

Magical Prayer (In Arabic With Ge'ez Characters) With Magical Charts, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 73r-74r.

Magical Prayer against Bleeding and Sickness During Pregnancy, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 74v-75r.

Magical Charts, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 75rv.

Magical Prayer for Gaining Respect and Favor, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 75v-76r.

Magical Prayer against Miscarriage, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 76v-77r.

Magical Prayer for Love, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 77r.

Computation of Ezra, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 77r.

Computation of Egypt, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 77r-78v.

Magical Prayer for a Safe Journey, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 78v-79v.

Magical Prayer for Gaining Respect and Favor, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 5v.

Magical Prayer for the Binding of a Slave, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 79vr.

Magical Prayer for the Banishment of Demons, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 80r-81v.

The Numerical Values of the Letters of the Ge'ez Alphabet on a Separate Tiny Quire, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 82r-85v.

Calculation of the Copts, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 86r-88v.

Concerning the Best Dates to Go to War, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 88v.

Calendar of the Seasons, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 89rv.

Magical Prayer of Jeremiah, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 89v-90v.

Computation of Aristotle, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 90v.

Magical Prescription against Sickness, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 91r-92v.

Mästam (The Drowning), 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 93v-98v.

Computation of Enoch, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 98v-99r.

Magical Prescription against Various Diseases, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 99r-100r.

Hasab, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 100r-101r.

Magical Prayer for Protection When Herding Animals, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 101r-102r.

Net of Solomon, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 102r-105r.

Magical Prayers, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 105v-108v.

Magical Charts in Ge'ez and Magical Prayers Written in Arabic With Ge'ez Letters, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 109r-111v.

Computation of Egypt, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 112rv.

Computation of Daniel, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 112v-116r.

Ge'ez Verbs, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 116.

Magical Prescription against Diseases, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 117r.

Magical Prayers and Hasab of the Children of Jesse, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 117r.

Lists of Possibilities, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 118r-121v.

Hasab of the Circle of the Year, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 122rv.

Magical Prescription against Diseases, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 122v-124v.

Anqäs Concerning Sickness, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 124v-125v.

Anqäs Concerning Love, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 125v.

Anqäs Concerning the Loss of Property or Money, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 125v-126r.

Anqäs Concerning Daily Subsistence, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 126r.

Magical Prayer against Chest Pain, 1788-1800. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 126rv.

Scope and Contents

Fols. 5r, 6v, 8r: States "Commissioned by Sofənəyos Akəlidewos".

Large Arabic numbers added much later in pencil on bottom of folios.

Fols. 58r, 67v: In the Miracle of Mary text, the name of the owner/benefactor is listed as Särsä Micha'el.

Fols. 68r, 73v: In the Miracle of Saint George text, the name of the owner/benefactor is listed as Bəsə'a Giyorəgis.

Fol. 58r: A note in another, later hand is the beginning of a letter draft, that says "Letter sent from Bishop Mattewos, archbishop of the kingdom of Ethiopia, servant and apostle of Christ, the son of Saint Mark." Mattewos was bishop from 1889 to 1926.

Owner: Särsä Micha'el, Bəsə'a Giyorəgis.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

2 cols. [fols. 1r-67v], 19 lines; 3 columns [fols. 68r-77v]), 21 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. No wooden boards, leather cover, stitched and covered spine.

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Located on folio 1r-67v.

First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Barok, a dissolute man (incomplete) (Budge, Mary, 26; Strelcyn 32.16.26).

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1 itemLocated on folio 1rv.

Introductory Rite from Mu'alləqa (Incomplete At the Beginning), 1700s. 1 item.
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1 itemLocated on folio 2r-4v.

Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary accepted the book of her miracles compiled by Saint Hildefonsus [Däqsəyos], Bishop of Toledo (Budge, Mary 1; Strelcyn 15.1.1, 32.16.1; also commonly first in medieval European collections).

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1 itemLocated on folio 4v-6v.

Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Anəsətasəyos) (Budge, Mary, 27; Strelcyn 32.16.27).

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1 itemLocated on folio 6v-8r.

Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary spoke from her picture to a devout worshipper (Budge, Mary 2; Strelcyn 15.1.3, 32.16.2).

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1 itemLocated on folio 8rv.

Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the Jew of Akəmim, an elderly priest, when he fell and broke his back during his service in her church (incomplete at the ending, folio missing) (Budge, Mary, 03).

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1 itemLocated on folio 8v-9v.

Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How Marəqos, King of Rome, fled from his palace for the monastery for the love of the Virgin Mary.

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1 itemLocated on folio 10r-11r.

Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the Virgin Mary appeared to the dying monk in the island of Tigris.

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1 itemLocated on folio 11r-12r.

Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the widow and commanded her to recite the "Hail Mary" (Budge, Mary, ?).

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1 itemLocated on folio 12r-13r.

Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a priest named Yohannəs as a woman with wings like a bird.

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1 itemLocated on folio 13rv.

Tenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the wealthy person from the angels of darkness when he died.

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1 itemLocated on folio 13v-14v.

Eleventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a certain woman on the altar of the monastery.

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1 itemLocated on folio 14v-15v.

Twelfth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved Timothy, a drunken monk, from a lion and a mad dog (Budge, Mary, 37).

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1 itemLocated on folio 15v-17r.

Thirteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How a certain Muslim was converted when he saw oil and Myron from the breasts of the icon of the Virgin Mary.

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1 itemLocated on folio 17r-18v.

Fourteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
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How the icon of the Virgin Mary in a certain church bowed to the young person who served in the church and when he bowed to her (Budge, Mary, 104, for a different version).

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1 itemLocated on folio 18v-20r.

Fifteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved from death a governor of Eferan named Armatəyas.

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1 itemLocated on folio 20v-21v.

Sixteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Bishop to restore a priest called Enədrəyas who knew only the anaphora of the Virgin Mary (Budge, Mary, 102).

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1 itemLocated on folio 21v-22v.

Seventeenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain king from Afəras (France) named Niqodimos recited the Hail Mary his whole life and when he died a tree with Hail Mary written on its leaves sprang from his tomb (Budge, Mary, 38).

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1 itemLocated on folio 22v-23v.

Eighteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved from a great snake Eskənədros the Jew from Jerusalem.

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1 itemLocated on folio 23v-25r.

Nineteenth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary commanded a deacon to dig up and rebury in consecrated ground the body of an adulterous deacon from the island of Jericho in the city of Gärisat who was killed by the people (Budge, Mary, 103).

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1 itemLocated on folio 25r-26r.

Twentieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved Qiras the thief.

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1 itemLocated on folio 26r-27v.

Twenty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Isaac, the monk, and promised to take him to herself after three days (Budge, Mary, 6).

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1 itemLocated on folio 27v-29r.

Twenty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared out of her picture to Mary, the daughter of a certain God-fearing man from Dafra, to give her communion and promised to take her to Paradise after three days (Budge, Mary, 7).

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1 itemLocated on folio 29r-30r.

Twenty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary carried a sick person from the Monastery of the Pilgrims to Jerusalem and showed him where Jesus was crucified and buried and baptized him in the waters of the Jordan) (Budge, Mary, 9; Strelcyn 32.16.9).

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1 itemLocated on folio 30rv.

Twenty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a Roman youth called Zacharias who crowned her icon with roses and how she saved him from bandits because they saw roses flowing from his mouth when he recited her sälam and how they converted and became monks (Budge, Mary, 10).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 30v-32v.

Twenty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen property of two women called Juliana and Barbara, when they were on pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Budge, Mary, 11; Strelcyn 32.16. 11).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 32v-33r.

Twenty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved two Muslims from the storm when they called on her name (Budge, Mary, 12; Strelcyn 32.16. 12).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 33r-34v.

Twenty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the eyes of Yohannəs Bäkänəsi, the blind priest in Egypt, by anointing him with milk from her breasts (Budge, Mary, 14; Strelcyn 32.16.14).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 34v-36r.

Twenty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the merchant from Colossae after being shot in the eye with an arrow by pirates (Budge, Mary, 15; Strelcyn 32.16. 15).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 36r-37r.

Twenty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary restored the sight of Elizabeth, a blind girl, with her breath and milk (Budge, Mary, 16; Strelcyn 32.16. 16).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 37r-38v.

Thirtieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a wealthy woman from Caesarea during a painful childbirth (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 38v-39r.

Thirty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the foot of a widow from Harətärom) (Budge, Mary, 24).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 39r-40r.

Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Syrian potter and how he glorified her (Budge, Mary, 35).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 40r-43r.

Thirty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary gave a child to a family in the country of the Europeans (Afərəng) in the state of the French (Färansa) in and how she saved him from wrongful accusation and a death sentence by hanging (Budge, Mary, 22).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43r-44v.

Thirty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed Bishop Märqorəwos of his leprosy (Budge, Mary, 23; Strelcyn 32.16.23).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 44v-45r.

Thirty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary arranged marriages for two poor girls called Martha and Yäwahit (Budge, Mary, 17; Strelcyn 32.16. 17).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 45r-46v.

Thirty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary aided in the delivery of a child to an abbess before the bishop came to enquire into the matter (Budge, Mary, 25; Strelcyn 32.16.25).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 46v-49v.

Thirty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary cut out and sewed a garment for Filatawos, a bishop of the city of Sä'id in Upper Egypt (Budge, Mary,40).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 49v-50v.

Thirty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Anəsətasəyos of Rome (Budge, Mary, 27).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 50v-51v.

Thirty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary moved the Monastery of Ekona (Budge, Mary, 13; Strelcyn 32.16. 13).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 51v-52v.

Fortieth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Abba Samu'el levitated from the ground and spewed fire from his mouth and was not touched by the rain when he read the praises of the Virgin Mary (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52v-53v.

Forty-First Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary interceded and returned a fallen angel to heaven.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 53v-55v.

Forty-Second Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary and Jesus and the Angels came to Pifamon before his martyrdom (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 55v-57r.

Forty-Third Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a Roman prefect when a mysterious ram prevented him from visiting Christ's tomb until he had become a follower of the Virgin Mary (Budge, Mary, 39).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 57r-58r.

Forty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary rebuked a woman who gave up fasting at her husband's command (Budge, Mary, 99).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 58r-61r.

Forty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered from prison a certain man called Giyorgis (Budge, Mary, 19; Strelcyn 32.16. 19).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61rv.

Forty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary protected the elderly priest called Qätir from the church door keeper by paralyzing the keeper (Budge, Mary, 20; Strelcyn 32.16. 20).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 61v-62v.

Forty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary raised the son of a certain man from Capadocia (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62v-63v.

Forty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain rich man hurled a loaf at the head of a beggar and wounded him, and how the Virgin Mary delivered his soul from the devils) (Budge, Mary, 86).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 63v-65r.

Forty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the soul of the cannibal of Qəmər (Budge, Mary, 29; Strelcyn 32.16.29).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 65r-67v.

Physical Description

Located on folio 68r-77r.

First Miracle of Saint George, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint Giyorgis appeared to Awəlogis and gave him a ship full of riches (incomplete at the beginning, see 75r-77v for the beginning).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 68r.

Second Miracle of Saint George, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint Giyorgis removed a priest from his ministry who had stolen a gift from the church and how he saved the priest from his sins.

Second Miracle of Saint George is in a different hand.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 68r-71v.

Third Miracle of Saint George, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint Giyorgis appeared as a builder to help the construction of the church in Ləda during the reign of Constantine.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 71v-73v.

Fourth Miracle of Saint George, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint Giyorgis punished Awyan, the commander of Dəyoqəltyanos, when he destroyed the Church of St George in Jerusalem.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 73v-75r.

Fifth Miracle of Saint George, 1700s. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint Giyorgis appeared to Awəlogis and gave him a ship full of riches (incomplete at the end, see 68r for the end of the miracle).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 75r-77v.

Scope and Contents

Fol. 1r: Arabic numbers "2146," "183"; illegible Amharic words in pencil.

Fol. 1v: Note of ownership in later hand in colored pencil "This synaxarium belongs to Däbrä Qədusan." Followed by two lines in Amharic in the same hand: "any person who reads this or listens may become a righteous person. The scribe is Aläqqa Esäy."

At the end of every daily entry, the name Wäldä Micha'el appears in the original text.

Owner: Wäldä Micha'el.

No scribe listed in original manuscript.

No miniatures.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

3 cols., 33 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Wooden boards bound in stamped red leather, covered spine. Fols. 2rv, 228rv: Blank. Fols. 65rv: Quarter folio

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Located on folio 3r-227v.

Entries for Mäggabit, early 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-38v.

Entries for Miyazya, early 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 39r-65v.

Entries for Gənbot, early 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r-104r.

Entries for Säne, early 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 104r-140v.

Entries for Hamle, early 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141r-186v.

Entries for Nähase, early 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 186v-221r.

Entries for Pagwame, early 19th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 221v-227v.

Scope and Contents

Fol. 225v: Ge'ez alphabet with Ethiopic numbers.

Fol. 226r: Ge'ez alphabet in pencil.

Fol. 226v: Pen trial.

At the end of every daily entry appear the names of the manuscript owners / benefactors Wäldä Häwarəyat and Fasilädäs.

Fol. 1v: In another hand, that of the sewn-in-portions of the folios, is a scribal note: "Praise to God, the Lord of Michael [the Archangel], who enabled us to finish this book without weariness or exhaustion, without sickness or distress, with joy and peace. The scribe of this book is Gəra Geta [church title] Hayəlu Hayəlä Micha'el with his son Gəra Geta Därsäh Gäbrä Həywät. Do not forget us in your prayers."

No miniatures.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

3 cols., varies due to repairs, but mostly 34 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. Wooden boards missing, parchment cover, stitched and open spine. fols. 1r, 35v, 103v, 192v: Blank. Some folios were quarter or half folios. The top right quarter of almost all folios (1v-192v) appears to have been damaged, seemingly by fire. It was repaired by cutting away those sections from each folio and sewing new pieces in. The new portions are in another hand. Sometimes the scribes had to squeeze text to make it fit. The repairs were probably done in the late 1800s.

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Physical Description

Located on folio 2r-225vv.

Entries for Mäskäräm, circa 1730-1899. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r-35r.

Entries for Təqəmt, circa 1730-1899. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 36r-66r.

Entries for Hədar, circa 1730-1899. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 67r-103r.

Entries for Tahəśaś, circa 1730-1899. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 104r-145v.

Entries for Tərr, circa 1730-1899. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 146r-192r.

Entries for Yäkkatit, circa 1730-1899. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 193r-225v.

Scope and Contents

Fol. 1v: Pen trial.

Fol. 125r: The "King of Ethiopia" is mentioned, but not his name.

Most of the miracles in this manuscript take place in Egyptian monasteries.

At the beginning of each miracle, the name of one of the manuscript's benefactors or owners is mentioned. Most of the time the names Wäldä Yahannəs and Arkä Giyorəgis alternate. Sometimes the names Wäldä Giyorəgis and Gedewon appear. From fol. 6r to fol. 43r, the owner's name has been erased.

Owners: Wäldä Yahannəs, Arkä Giyorəgis, Wäldä Giyorəgis, Gedewon.

No scribe listed.

No miniatures.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

3 cols., 27 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. No case. One wooden board covered in stamped leather, stitched and open spine, lower board missing. Cloth on inside cover. Fol. 1r: Erased, upside down six-line note. Folio is not part of quire, but a folded single piece of parchment. Fols. 2rv, 8v, 32v: Blank. fol. 166v: The last miracle is incomplete, at least one folio is missing

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Introductory Rite from Mu'alləqa, late 17th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-7r.

Prayer to the Virgin Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 7r-8r.

First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary accepted the book of her miracles compiled by Saint Hildefonsus [Däqsəyos], Bishop of Toledo (Budge, Mary 1; Strelcyn 15.1.1, 32.16.1; also commonly first in medieval European collections).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 9r-10r.

Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the dying monk in island of Tigris (not in Budge).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 10rv.

Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary spoke from her picture to a devout worshipper (Budge, Mary 2; Strelcyn 15.1.3, 32.16.2).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 10v-11r.

Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the Jew of Akəmim, an elderly priest, when he fell and broke his back during his service in her church (Budge, Mary, 3).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 11rv.

Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the dying scribe Damianus (Budge, Mary, 4).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 11v-12v.

Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Abbas, Bishop of Rome, cut off his hand which had been kissed by a woman when he was celebrating the Eucharist, and how the Virgin Mary rejoined it to his arm (Budge, Mary, 5).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 12v-13r.

Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Isaac, the monk, and promised to take him to herself after three days (Budge, Mary, 6).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 13r-14r.

Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared out of her picture to Mary, the daughter of a certain God-fearing man, and promised to take her to Paradise after three days (Budge, Mary, 7; Strelcyn 32.16.7).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14rv.

Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a painter was saved by the Virgin Mary when he fell from a scaffold (Budge, Mary, 8, Strelcyn ?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 14v-15v.

Tenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary carried a sick person from the Monastery of the Pilgrims to Jerusalem and showed him where Jesus was crucified and buried and baptized him in the waters of the Jordan (Budge, Mary, 9; Strelcyn 32.16.9).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 15v-16r.

Eleventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a Roman youth called Zacharias who crowned her icon with roses and how she saved him from bandits because they saw roses flowing from his mouth when he recited her sälam and how they converted and became monks (Budge, Mary, 10).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 16r-17r.

Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

Miracle of Mary (How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen property of two women called Juliana and Barbara, when they were on pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Budge, Mary, 11; Strelcyn 32.16. 11).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 17rv.

Twelfth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved two Muslims from the storm when they called on her name (Budge, Mary, 12; Strelcyn 32.16. 12).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 17r-18v.

Thirteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary moved the Monastery of Ekona (Budge, Mary, 13; Strelcyn 32.16. 13)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 18rv.

Fourteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the eyes of Yohannəs Bäkänəsi, the blind priest in Egypt, by anointing him with milk from her breasts (Budge, Mary, 14; Strelcyn 32.16.14).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19rv.

Fifteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the merchant from Colossae after being shot in the eye with an arrow by pirates (Budge, Mary, 15; Strelcyn 32.16. 15).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19v-20r.

Sixteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary restored the sight of Elizabeth, a blind girl, with her breath and milk (Budge, Mary, 16; Strelcyn 32.16. 16).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 20r-21r.

Seventeenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary arranged marriages for two poor girls called Martha and Yäwahit (Budge, Mary, 17; Strelcyn 32.16. 17).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21rv.

Eighteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered the soul of the scribe who was writing the book of her miracles (Budge, Mary, 18; Strelcyn 32.16.18).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 21v-22r.

Nineteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered from prison a certain man called Giyorgis (Budge, Mary, 19; Strelcyn 32.16. 19).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 22rv.

Twentieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary protected the elderly priest called Qätir (Budge, Mary, 20; Strelcyn 32.16. 20).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 22v-23r.

Twenty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary sent Saint George to threaten a Qädi (Islamic leader) for imprisoning a Christian (Budge, Mary, 21; Strelcyn 32.16.21).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 23r-24r.

Twenty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed a man with a stone foot (Budge, Mary, 22; Strelcyn 32.16.22).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 24rv.

Twenty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed Bishop Märqorəwos of his leprosy (Budge, Mary, 23; Strelcyn 32.16.23).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 24v-25r.

Twenty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a person in the church Haratälom.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25rv.

Twenty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary aided in the delivery of a child to an abbess before the bishop came to enquire into the matter (Budge, Mary, 25; Strelcyn 32.16.25).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25v-27r.

Twenty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Barok, a dissolute man (Budge, Mary, 26; Strelcyn 32.16.26).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 27rv.

Twenty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Anəsətasəyos (Budge, Mary, 27; Strelcyn 32.16.27).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 27v-28r.

Twenty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a monk to escape the monastery of Qäləmon when persecuted by other monks (Budge, Mary, 28; Strelcyn 32.16.28).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 28r-29v.

Twenty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the soul of the cannibal of Qəmər (Budge, Mary, 29; Strelcyn 32.16.29).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 29v-30v.

Thirtieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered a thief, the son of a poor widow (Budge, Mary, 30).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 30v-31v.

Thirty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the woman in childbirth from drowning (Budge, Mary, 32; Strelcyn 32.16. 31; Bland 2, also Vincent de Beauvais (from 1264)).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 31v-32r.

Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Abraham, Archbishop of Alexandria when he was challenged by a Jews and Muslims to move a mountain.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 33r-34v.

Thirty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a church in Adrem from destruction by the Caliph.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 34v-40r.

Thirty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint Maridari received the blessing of the angels.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 40r-41r.

Thirty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary as a bird appeared to a wealthy person.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 41rv.

Thirty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How St Paul saw the glory of the Virgin Mary in heaven.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 41v-42v.

Thirty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Abba Bəhor, the disciple of Abba Amani.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 42v-43r.

Thirty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Gregory heard about the glory of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43r-44r.

Thirty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped Säwla, wife of Giyorgis (the new martyr) when she wanted to bury the remain of her husband's body.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 44rv.

Fortieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared every year on the 21st of the month of Ter near the Jordan river.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 44v-45r.

Forty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the children of the magician named Abrasit.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 45rv.

Forty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the noble man and healed his son.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 45v-46r.

Forty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the woman blinded by a demon.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 46rv.

Forty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Archishop Tewate.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 46v-47r.

Forty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Syrian potter and how he glorified her (Budge, Mary, 35).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 47r-48v.

Forty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Anthony about the monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 48v-49r.

Forty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the Saint Anthony to tell the archbishop Timothy to construct a church in her name.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 49r.

Forty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary anointed and healed the animals, according to Saint Anthony.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 49v.

Forty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Anthony and told him why she anointed the animals.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 49v-50v.

Fiftieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Anthony carrying the bottle of oil.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 50v-51v.

Fifty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Timothy the Archbishop.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 51v-53v.

Fifty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint John the golden-mouthed received the key to the kingdom of heaven.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 53r.

Fifty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Jewish leaders tried to burn the home of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 53v-54r.

Fifty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Holy Spirit taught the disciples about the honor of the Sunday services.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 54rv.

Fifty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Basil.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 54v-55v.

Fifty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Saint Basil discovered the icon of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 55v-56r.

Fifty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared through the icon to Basil.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56rv.

Fifty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Saint Basil.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56v-57v.

Fifty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Salome the midwife glorified the birth of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 57v-58r.

Homily of Cyril the Bishop of Jerusalem About the Church of Saint Mary and Her Icon in Damascus, late 17th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 58r-63r.

Sixtieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary spoke when Archbishop John of Constantinople explained in what way Joseph knew the Virgin after the birth of Jesus Christ.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 63r-64r.

Sixty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How our Lord Jesus Christ glorified his mother the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 64v-65r.

Sixty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus and John took the body of the Virgin Mary to heaven.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 65rv.

Sixty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the widow from prison.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 65v-66v.

Sixty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the demon by recovering the stolen pearl.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66v-69r.

Sixty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary gave a child to a family in the country of the Europeans (Afərəng) in the state of the French (Färansa) in and how she saved him from wrongful accusation and a death sentence by hanging (Budge, Mary, 22).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 69r-72v.

Sixty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the monks from the hand of Muslims in the monastery of Qäləmen.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 72v-74v.

Sixty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the pious monk from the persecution of the brethren (Budge, Mary, 28) (repeated).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 74v-77r.

Sixty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the property stolen by the Berbers from five monks.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 77r-79r.

Sixty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary interceded and returned a fallen angel to heaven.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 79r-80r.

Seventieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus predicted to his mother the Virgin Mary that a church would be constructed in Egypt where they had stayed and how the Virgin Mary appeared to the people of Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 80r-84r.

Sixty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary killed the camel owner who stole money from the monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 84r-85v.

Seventieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the elderly priest Isaac and took him in to paradise after three days (Budge, Mary, 6) (slightly different than earlier version).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 85v-86v.

Seventy-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Deacon Yohannəs in the Pillar of Light.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 86v-87v.

Seventy-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Joseph took the Virgin Mary and her child into Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 87v-88r.

Seventy-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a Muslim girl converted to Christianity and became a martyr after she recovered a lost belonging by the power of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 88v-89r.

Seventy-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary raised the widow's son from the dead.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 89v-92v.

Seventy-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the governor's son, a Muslim, when he hurt his feet destroying the Church of the Virgin Mary in the district of Šam.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 92v-93v.

Seventy-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary commanded the demons to serve the monks in the monastery in Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 93v-94v.

Seventy-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the silver dish from the river.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 94v-95r.

Seventy-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen property from the Church of Säbkohad.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 95v-96v.

Seventy-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared at Dabrä Mətəmaq in Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 96r-97r.

Eightieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Church of the Virgin Mary in Getheseman will be an ark at the time of Christ's coming.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 97rv.

Eighty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the eyes of Yohannəs Bäkänəsi, the blind priest in Egypt, by anointing him with milk from her breasts (Budge, Mary, 14) (repeated).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 97v-98v.

Eighty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed Safəron, king of Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 98v-99v.

Eighty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary killed one of the thieves who tried to steal from the Church of Šam.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 99v-100v.

Eighty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved a farmer fro a solder who wanted his fruit.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 100r-101v.

Eighty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the blind daughter from the city of Qähar.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 101v-102r.

Eighty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus asked the Virgin Mary about her five lamentations.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 102v.

Eighty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a certain priest left his handprint in the icon of the Virgin Mary when he bowed to her and how the Virgin Mary brought holy water inside the church and how Elarəya, daughter of King Zänun, left for the monastic life at Asqetəs.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 102v-103rr.

Eighty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Teberius, the emperor of Rome, asked Pilate to bring the Virgin Mary to his palace.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 103r-104vr.

Eighty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary interceded so that the priest Petros Wars saw the mystery of the Trinity.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 104v-105v.

Ninetieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary killed a person who abused the monks in order to steal their garments in Šädäləkäsus.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 105v-106v.

Ninety-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared in a vision to the Monk Absadi in the monastery of Abba Sinoda.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 106v-107r.

Ninety-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary turned on the lamp in the City of Gaza.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 107r-108r.

Ninety-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the son from plague in the City of Gaza.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 108r-110v.

Ninety-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the miner when the mine collapsed in the city of Aragon in Capadocia (Budge, Mary, 78).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 110v-111v.

Ninety-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the kings of Cyprus and commanded him to punish the Jews who took the holy communion after it had become flesh.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 111v-113r.

Ninety-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Ruh, the heathen, who converted after he saw a vision about how the bread turned into the flesh of Christ.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 113r-114r.

Ninety-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the son of the Muslim king of Egypt spit on the Icon of Mary and saw a vision of judgment.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 114r-115r.

Ninety-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the wife of the priest when Archbishop Matewas prayed before the Icon of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 115r-116r.

Ninety-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the people at Däbrä Qusəqam during passion week of the year of the martyrs 1112 [1396 AD].

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 116r-117r.

One Hundredth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary commanded the people to kill a person named Kätib who stole cattle from Däbrä Qusqam in the year of the martyrs 1048 [1332 AD].

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 117r-118rr.

One Hundred and First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a Roman prefect when a mysterious ram prevented him from visiting Christ's tomb until he had become a follower of the Virgin Mary (Budge, Mary, 39).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 118rv.

One Hundred and Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Zäyənun, King of Rome, built the monastery of Asketəs and how the Virgin Mary appeared at the dedication of the church.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 118v-120r.

One Hundred and Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Holy Family visited Egypt and blessed Asketəs and how God sent Mäqarəs to build the monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 120r-123r.

One Hundred and Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a man called Mica'el to be a martyr for the sake of the true faith.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 123r-125r.

One Hundred and Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a Muslim when he was lost in the wilderness and how he converted to Christianity.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 125r-126v.

One Hundred and Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved Qiras the thief.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 126v-128r.

One Hundred and Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary commanded a deacon to dig up and rebury in consecrated ground the body of an adulterous deacon from the island of Jericho in the city of Gärisat who was killed by the people (Budge, Mary, 103, similar to Romances, Cleopatra 9 about Chartres?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 128rv.

One Hundred and Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the people of Filəpa'is in Atərib and saved them from the sword of Muslims.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 128v-129v.

One Hundred and Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the mother of Yohannəs of Säməbat of lower Egypt received a pious Ethiopian monk and went with him to Jerusalem.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 129v-131r.

One Hundred and Tenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Afärəngi [European man] took the key from the Church of Bethlehem and how the Virgin Mary revealed her power when the Afärəngi was strangled by it.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 131r-133r.

One Hundred and Eleventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary commanded the Sultan of Egypt to open the church at the Zawela.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 133r-134r.

One Hundred and Twelfth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a wealthy person died when he was unwilling to give a bar of gold to be used for an icon for the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 134rv.

One Hundred and Thirteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Shutay, the Jew, stole the golden dish from the church and how the Virgin Mary revealed this to Basələyos, the archbishop.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 134v-137r.

One Hundred and Fourteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary made water spring from a rock on the 8th of Sänz.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 137r.

One Hundred and Fifteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the icon of the Virgin Mary responded to the prayers of the mother of Saint Minas.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 137v-138v.

One Hundred and Sixteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed Matewos the archbishop when he cut off his own tongue.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 138v-139v.

One Hundred and Seventeenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary glorified Abdäl Mäsih, king of Constantinople, when he fled from his palace.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 139v-140v.

One Hundred and Eighteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared in her icon when Ga'əfär (Jafar), the king of the Muslims, ordered Christians and Jews to wear black not white.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 140v-141r.

One Hundred and Nineteenth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the wood from the building of the Church at Enədoləs became a tree every year on the feast day of the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 141r-142v.

One Hundred and Twentieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the wood from the church of Dabrä Qusəqam and how she punished and then healed the person who stole the wood.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 142v-144v.

One Hundred and Twenty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped the monk who fell into sin.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 144v-145v.

One Hundred and Twenty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the painter when he fell from the scaffold (repeated?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 145v-146r.

One Hundred and Twenty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary told Timotewos the Archbishop and son of Deyosəqoros about the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 146r-147v.

One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the keeper of the church from the district of Sə'id denied Christ and the Virgin Mary and how the Virgin Mary saved him when she spoke through her icon.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 147v-152v.

One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Christian monk who converted to the Jewish faith.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 152v-153v.

One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped Abba Samu'el of Qäləmon when he was captured by Bärəbär.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 153v-154r.

One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary raised from the dead the priest named Enədrəyos of Qäləmon.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 154r-155r.

One Hundred and Twenty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary gave garments to Bishop Niqola who was of Mira.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 155rv.

One Hundred and Twenty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary punished the widow who gave to other churches a gift that belonged to the church of Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 155v-157r.

One Hundred and Thirtieth Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary protected the church of Sändäfa called Däbrä Mətmaq from the hand of Al Ašərif, the King of Egypt.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 157r-159v.

One Hundred and Thirty-First Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary told the Holy Family to flee to Egypt and reside at Däbrä Qusəqam.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 159v-160r.

One Hundred and Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary killed a certain Jew when he insulted Jesus and the Virgin Mary.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 160v-162r.

One Hundred and Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved two monks on their journey to their monasteries.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 162r-164r.

One Hundred and Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped Archbishop [of Alexandria] Gäbrə'el when he tried to send his book, Book of Hawi, to Saint Anthony's Monastery.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 164r-166r.

One Hundred and Thirty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 17th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary blinded those Muslims who plundered the church called Däbrä Adwäya (incomplete).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 166r.

Scope and Contents

Illustration: Fol. 2v: Drawing of Virgin Mary and the Christ Child with angels with drawn swords and broad decorative border.

Illustration: Fol. 110v: Miniature of Joachim and Hannah with large orange border and with notes above their heads: "How Joachim prayed" and "How Saint Hannah prayed".

Fol. 1v: Note of the sale of the manuscript in faint ballpoint pen in another hand. States the date is Tər 26, 1928 EC. Sellers, the buyer, and the witnesses names included.

Fols. 3r, 13r, 15r, passim: Original owner noted at the beginning of each miracle, in the intercession: "Virgin Mary be with Wäldä Maryam."

Owner: Wäldä Maryam.

No scribe listed.

Gift of Bruce Willsie, Princeton Class of 1986.

Physical Description

2 cols., 17 lines. Parchment Codex. Written in black and red ink. Two miniatures. No case. Wooden boards covered in stamped leather, stitched and leather-covered spine. Fols. 1r, 111rv: Blank

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Beginning of a Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

One column, probably as a pen trial.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 2r.

Physical Description

Located on folio 3r-110r.

Introductory Rite from Mu'alləqa, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 3r-6r.

Prayer to the Virgin Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 6r-7v.

Extended Version of Introductory Rite from Mu'alləqa, late 18th century. 1 item.
Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 7v-12v.

First Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

The Story of the Infant Mary in the Temple (not in Budge or Herolt).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 13r-15r.

Second Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary accepted the Book of her Miracles compiled by Saint Hildefonsus [Däqsəyos], Bishop of Toledo (Budge, Mary 1; Strelcyn 15, 1.1; Bland 1; Romances, Cleopatra 7).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 15r-19r.

Third Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary spoke from her picture to a devout worshipper (Budge, Mary 2; Strelcyn 15, 1.3).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 19r-20r.

First Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the midwife Salome glorified Jesus (not in Budge; Strelcyn 16, 3).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 20r-22r.

Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to the dying scribe Damianus (Budge, Mary, 4).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 22r-23v.

Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Abbas, Bishop of Rome, cut off his hand which had been kissed by a woman when he was celebrating the Eucharist, and how the Virgin Mary rejoined it to his arm (Budge, Mary, 5).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 23v-25v.

Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to Isaac, the monk, and promised to take him to herself after three days (Budge, Mary, 6).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 25v-28r.

Second Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus entered the temple [Presentation of Jesus in the Temple] (Strelcyn 16, 5).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 28r-30v.

Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared out of her picture to Mary, the daughter of a certain God-fearing man, and promised to take her to Paradise after three days (Budge, Mary, 7).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 30v-32v.

Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How a painter was saved by the Virgin Mary when he fell from a scaffold (Budge, Mary, 8).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 32v-35v.

Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary carried a sick person from the Monastery of the Pilgrims to Jerusalem and showed him where Jesus was crucified and buried and baptized him in the waters of the Jordan (Budge, Mary, 9).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 35v-37v.

Third Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus recovered the stolen cattle of a man called Tətəməna in Nazareth (Strelcyn 16, 8).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 37v-39r.

Tenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a Roman youth called Zacharias who crowned her icon with roses and how she saved him from bandits because they saw roses flowing from his mouth when he recited her sälam and how they converted and became monks (Budge, Mary, 10)

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 39r-42r.

Eleventh Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary recovered the stolen property of two women called Juliana and Barbara, when they were on pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Budge, Mary, 11).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 42r-43v.

Twelfth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved two Muslims from the storm when they called on her name (Budge, Mary, 12).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 43v-45vr.

Fourth Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus recovered the stolen calf in Palestine after commanding it to speak.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 45v-47r.

Thirteenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary moved the Monastery of Ekona (Budge, Mary, 13).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 47r-48v.

Fourteenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the eyes of Yohannəs Bäkänəsi, the blind priest in Egypt, by anointing him with milk from her breasts (Budge, Mary, 14).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 48v-50v.

Fifteenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed the merchant from Colossae after being shot in the eye with an arrow by pirates (Budge, Mary, 15).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 50v-52r.

Fifth Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the lion glorified Jesus before Joseph the Carpenter (Strelcyn 16, 11).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 52r-54r.

Sixteenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary restored the sight of Elizabeth, a blind girl, with her breath and milk (Budge, Mary, 16).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 54r-56r.

Seventeenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary arranged marriages for two poor girls called Martha and Yäwahit (Budge, Mary, 17).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 56r-58r.

Eighteenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered the soul of the scribe who was writing the book of her miracles (Budge, Mary, 18).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 58r-59r.

Sixth Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus saved the adulterer from stoning (Strelcyn 16, 14?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 59r-60v.

Nineteenth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered from prison a certain man called Giyorgis (Budge, Mary, 19).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 60v-62r.

Twentieth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary protected the elderly priest called Qätir (Budge, Mary, 20).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 62r-63v.

Twenty-First Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary sent Saint George to threaten a Qädi (Islamic leader) for imprisoning a Christian (Budge, Mary, 21).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 63v-66r.

Seventh Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus healed the blind (Strelcyn 16, ?).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 66r-67v.

Twenty-Second Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed a man with a stone foot (Budge, Mary, 22).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 67v-69v.

Twenty-Third Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary healed a person called Märqorəwos of his leprosy (Budge, Mary, 23).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 69v-71r.

Twenty-Fourth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary appeared to a person in the church Haratälom.

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 71r-73r.

Eighth Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus raised from the dead the son of the widow of Nain (Strelcyn 16.18, 32.16.30).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 73r-74v.

Twenty-Fifth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary aided in the delivery of a child to an abbess before the bishop came to enquire into the matter (Budge, Mary, 25; Bland 24 [but much shorter] also in Vincent de Beauvais (from 1264)).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 74v-79r.

Twenty-Sixth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

THow the Virgin Mary received the soul of Barok, a dissolute man (Budge, Mary, 26).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 79r-80v.

Twenty-Seventh Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary received the soul of Anəsətasəyos (Budge, Mary, 27).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 80v-81r.

Ninth Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist (Strelcyn 16).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 81r-85r.

Twenty-Eighth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary helped a monk to escape the monastery of Qäləmon when persecuted by other monks (Budge, Mary, 28).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 85r-86v.

Twenty-Ninth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary saved the soul of the cannibal of Qəmər (Budge, Mary, 29).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 86v-88v.

Thirtieth Miracle of Mary, late 18th century. 1 item.
Scope and Contents

How the Virgin Mary delivered a thief, the son of a poor widow (Budge, Mary, 30).

Physical Description

1 itemLocated on folio 88v-89v.

Tenth Miracle of Jesus, late 18th century. 1 item.