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Testament of our Lord and Synodos (OR 795)

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What: A mid 18th century manuscript including The Testament of our Lord and Synodos. Written in the reign of ‘lyasu II (1730-55), whose name is mentioned in the prayer on f. 44 b. Foll. 123 and 124 are part of a theological work, from a manuscript of somewhat older date, which was left unfinished by the scribe.

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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