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Ancoratus of Epiphanius; homilies of Severus of Esmunain (OR 772)

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What: An early 18th century manuscript The Ancoratus of Epiphanius with the decree of the 12 orthodox bishops against various heresies; The 12 homilies of Severus, bishop of ‘Esmunain, on Christian Doctrine. A leaf from the beginning of a copy of Kalementos has been prefixed to this volume.

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Provenance: Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

Does not appear in British Library’s online catalogue or list of digitised manuscript

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