The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 30

The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... Mar Jacob the See Rosen-Forshall, Catal., p. 34. f A Turkish coin, said to be worth about 7Jrf. The book would thus have been sold for 3 15. See Payne Smith, Catal., coll. 611, 612, for the noto of the salt-of the Bodleian Ms., Hunt. 163 (Lexicon of Bar-Ali), forty years later, for 200 "athmanih ( 6 5.). RL. IR. ACAD. TKANS., VOL. XIX. PART X. 3 F Egyptian recluse and of Mar Barshabba," near the town of Salach, in Tur abdin, in the dominion of Hesn-Kipha. Tur'abdin is a district of northern Mesopotamia, now included in Kurdistan, and known as JebelTur--a hilly region, as its name (= Mountain of Servants) implies; bounded on the north and north-east by the Tigris. Its western limit reaches within a few miles of the city of Marde, now and for seven See the accompanying map, which is mainly from Ritter's map, with a few details added from Badger's; some also from that prefixed to J. Q. Taylor's "Travels in Kurdistan," printed in Journal of R. 6. S., vol. xxxv. (1865), p. 21, in which he describes what he saw of Tur'abdin and the adjoining parts in 1861. The south-weRtern limits of the district of Tur'abdin is indicated by the dotted line. centuries past the seat of the Jacobite Patriarch. It was once full of Jacobite convents, and is still noted as the chief abode of the dwindled and dwindling Jacobite community, still ruled by three Bishops, to one of whom it gives the title of "Metropolitan of Jebel-Tur." Concerning the convent where the Ms. was written, and its eponymous saints, a detailed narrative is to be found in an inedited volume (Syriac) of Lives of the Saints (Brit. Mus., Add. 12174, No. 71, a Ms. to which I shall again have occasion to refer), f a Jacobite collection, written A. Gr....show more

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