The Prince and the Plunder

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Homilies of Severus of Esmunain, Prayer of Longinus etc (OR 773)

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What: A manuscript written between 1682 and 1706 including the 12 homilies of Severus, bishop of ‘Esmunain, on Christian doctrine; Concerning the Prayer of Longinus; The Life of Bar-Sauma the Syrian, of Dabra Basmul; The Homily of Cyril of Jerusalem on St. Simeon receiving our Lord; The Life of Severus of Antioch, by one Athanasius

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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