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Mashafa Bahri za-bezuh Setu, or “the Book of the Pearl of great price” (OR 787)

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What: Mashafa Bahri za-bezuh Setu or “the Book of the Pearl of great price.” Apparently of the 17th century. In a more modem hand are prefixed sections on Melchizedek and on the 318 Nicene Fathers, with Creed and Anathemas.

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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