Cairo – Coptic Museum

Inventory: Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt, Volume 1 (= A1-20), prepared by William F. Macomber

Inventory: Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt, Volume 2 (= B1-6), prepared by William F. Macomber

Inventory: Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt, Volume 3 (= B7-11), prepared by William F. Macomber

Inventory: Coptic Museum, Cairo, Egypt, Volume 4 (= B12-17), prepared by William F. Macomber

CM A3-2

  • Principal Work:  Coptic Orthodox Church. Arabic Psalter, etc.
  • Language:  Arabic; Folios: 197; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-1

  • Principal Work:  Yuhanna bn Zakariya Ibn Sabba, Kitab al-jawharah al-nafisah fi ‘ulum al-Kanisah [The book of the precious jewel concerning the lore of the Church]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 162; Date: 1634 A.D.

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CM A7-2

  • Principal Work:  Mu’taman al-Dawlah Abu Ishaq Ibn al-Fadl, Kitab majmu’ usul al-din wa-masmu mahsul al-yaqin [The book of the gathering of the fundamentals of religion and the weighty result of conviction]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 71; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-3

  • Principal Work:  Gregorius of Nyssa, Tafsir nashid al-anshad [Commentary on the song of songs]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 170; Date: 1767/8 A.D.

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CM A7-4

  • Principal Work:  Bulus (al-Rahib) al-Antaki, Risalat Bulus al-Antaki ila ba’d asdiqa’ihi bi-Sayda ba’d tawaj juhihi ila jaza’ir Qubrus wa-Rumiyah… [Letter of Paul of Antioch to one of his friends in Sidon…]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 13; Date: 17/18th C

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CM A7-5

  • Principal Work:  Maria de Agreda, Al-kitab al-awwal min al-juz’ al-thani min Kitab Madinat Allah. Book one, part two of The mystical city of God
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 152; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-6

  • Principal Work:  Cyrillus Ibn Laqlaq, Kitab al-mu’allim wa-al-tilmidh [The book of the teacher and the disciple]
  • Language:  Arabic; Folios: 220; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-7

  • Principal Work:  Elias of Nisibis, Kitab (al-ma’unah fi) daf’ al-hamm wa-al-ghamm [The book (of assistance in) driving away care and sadness]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 60; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-8

  • Principal Work:  Cyrillus Ibn Laqlaq, Kitab al-mu’allim wa-al-tilmidh [The book of the teacher and the disciple]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 136; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-9

  • Principal Work:  Anonymous, Muhadarah jadaliyah jarat bayn al-rahib al-Sim’ani wa-bayn thalath nafar min al-Muslimin… [A controversial discussion that took place between the monk, al-Sim’ani, and three other individuals from the Muslims…]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 48; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-10

  • Principal Work:  Francesco Rainaldi, S.J. trans. Mikha’il Mizraq, Kitab qut al-nafs [The book of the food of the soul]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 158; Date: 1816 A.D.

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CM A7-11

  • Principal Work:  Anonymous collector, Collection of Roman Catholic doctrinal texts and devotional prayers
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 146; Date: 18th C

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CM A7-12

  • Principal Work:  Paolo Segneri, S.J., Murshid al-khatil(‘) fi sirr al-tawbah wa-al-itiraf [The guide of the sinner in the sacrament of penance and confession]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 119; Date: 1817 A.D.

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CM A7-13

  • Principal Work:  Anonymous collector, Collection of Apologetic treatises
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 125; Date: 1817 A.D.

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CM A7-14

  • Principal Work:  Anonymous collector, Collection of works of spirituality
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 260; Date: 1896 A.D.

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CM A7-15

  • Principal Work:  Anonymous collector, Collection of treatises of Catholic spirituality, meditations and devotional prayers
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 212; Date: 18th C

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CM A10-8

  • Principal Work:  Coptic Orthodox Church. Homiliary for Monday and Tuesday of Passion Week
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 264; Date: 1673 A.D.

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CM A17-8

  • Principal Work:  Coptic Orthodox Church. Difnar li-shahray Tut wa-Babah [Hymnary for the months of Tut and Babah]
  • Language: Bohairic-Arabic; Folios: 194; Date: 1729 A.D.

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CM A17-9

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Difnar li-shahray Hatur wa-Kihak [Hymnary for the months of Hatur and Kihak]
  • Language: Bohairic-Arabic and a little Bohairic and Arabic; Folios: 223; Date: 1729 A.D.

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CM A17-10

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Difnar muqaddas li-shahray Tubah wa-Amshir [Holy hymnary for the months of Tubah and Amshir]
  • Language: Bohairic-Arabic; Folios: 230; Date: 1729/30 A.D.

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CM A17-11

  • Principal Work:  Coptic Orthodox Church. Difnar muqaddas yakhtass bi-sharay Baramhat wa-Barmudah [Holy hymnary intended for the months of Baramhat and Barmudah]
  • Language: Bohairic-Arabic; Folios: 222; Date: 1730 A.D.

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CM A18-1

  • Principal Work:  Coptic Orthodox Church. Difnar muqaddas li-shahray Bashans wa-Ba’unah [Holy hymnary for the months of Bashans and Ba’unah]
  • Language: Bohairic-Arabic; Folios: 218; Date: 1731 A.D.

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CM A18-2

  • Principal Work:  Coptic Orthodox Church. Difnar muqaddas yukhdam sharay Abib wa-misar wa-al-Nasi [Holy hymnary that is used during the months of Abib, Misra, and Al-Nasi
  • Language: Bohairic-Arabic; Folios: 209; Date: 1734 A.D.

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CM A18-11

  • Principal Work: James of Sarug, Collected homilies
  • Language:  Arabic; Folios: 195; Date: 1770 A.D.

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CM A20-2

  • Principal Work: James of Sarug, Collected homilies, part 1
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 220; Date: 28 Nov., 1871 A.D.

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CM A20-10

  • Principal Work: A – Bible. Old Testament. Minor Prophets and I Macabees; B – Medical Dictionary; C – James of Sarug, Collection of homilies; D – John Chrysostom, Tafsir bisharat Yuhanna al-in jili [Commentary on the gospel of the evangelist John]
  • Language:  Arabic; Folios: A – 30, B – 50, C – 137, D – 55; Date: A- 1782/3 A.D., B- 18th/19th century, C – 19th century, D – 18th century

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CM B2-1

  • Principal Work:  Anonymous, Kitab nuzhat al-mufus wa-muzil al-khataya wa-al-‘ukus. The book of the recreation of souls and the elimination of sins and backsliding
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 112; Date: 1870 A.D.

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CM B2-2

  • Principal Work: Severus Ibn al-Muqaffa’, Kitab al-idah [The book of the elucidation]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 116; Date: 19th C, 1870 A.D.

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CM B2-3

  • Principal Work: John Chrysostom, Commentary on Genesis, part 1
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 254; Date: 1843 A.D.

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CM B2-4

  • Principal Work: Eustathius the Monk, Collected writings
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 229; Date: 1856 A.D.

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CM B2-5

  • Principal Work: Abu al-Faraj ‘Abdallah Ibn al-Tayyib, Commentary on the gospel of Matthew
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 368; Date: 1903 A.D.

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CM B2-6

  • Principal Work: Jean-Claude de la Poype de Vertrieu, Al-kitab al-thalith min ‘ilm al-lahuti [Theology, book 3]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 136; Date: 1842 A.D.

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CM B2-7

  • Principal Work: John Saba of Daltatha, Kitab al-Shaykh al-Ruhani [The book of the Spiritual Elder]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 85; Date: 1871 A.D.

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CM B2-8

  • Principal Work: Anonymous, Kitab nuzhat al-mufus wa-muzil al-khataya wa-al-‘ukus. The book of the recreation of souls and the elimination of sins and backsliding
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 264; Date: 1856 A.D.

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CM B2-9

  • Principal Work: Anonymous compiler, Collection of miscellaneous questions, canons and other pieces concerning ecclesiastical discipline
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 184; Date: 1852 A.D.

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CM B2-10

  • Principal Work: Anonymous, Mujadalah jarat bayn al-amir ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Salih al-Hashimi ma’a rajul Nasrani… [A discussion that took place between the emir, ‘Abd al-Fahman ibn Salih al-Hashimi and a Christian man…]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 32; Date: 13/14th C

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CM B8-29A

  • Principal Work: Bible. Old Testament. Pentateuch
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 70; Date: 14/15th C

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CM B8-29B

  • Principal Work: Unidentified, Unidentified treatise on financial and commercial transactions
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 17; Date: 14th C

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CM B8-29C

  • Principal Work: Anonymous, Life of Job the Just
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 50; Date: 1418 A.D.

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CM B8-36

  • Principal Work: Clement of Rome (Pseudo), The Pseudo-Clementine Octateuch
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 19; Date: 13/14th C

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CM B9-1

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Coptic Orthodox Church. Canonical collection
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 222; Date: 18th C

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CM B10-1 (second part of B9-11; info is from B9-11 entry)

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Miscellany
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 150; Date: 17/18th C

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CM B10-2

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of edifying lives of saints and homilies
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 303; Date: 1690 A.D.

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CM B10-3

  • Principal Work: Yusab, Bishop of Fuwah, Kitab siyar batarikat al-kursi al-Iskandari [The book of the lives of the patriarchs of the Alexandrian see]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 300; Date: 1942 A.D.

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CM B10-4

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of the lives of the Fathers of the Desert
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 28; Date: 14th C

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CM B10-5

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of lives of saints
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 232; Date: Late 19th C

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CM B10-6

  • Principal Work: New Testament Apocrypha. Apocryphal acts of the Apostles
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 257; Date: 1847 or 1852 A.D.

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CM B10-7

  • Principal Work: A – Old Testament apocrypha. Kitab maghar al-kunuz [The book of the cave of treasures]; B – Coptic Orthodox Church. Collection of homilies for Palm Sunday; C – Patriarch John XIII, Response to a question on the Eucharist
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: A – 15, B – 11, C – 2; Date: A – 13/14th C., B – 13/14th C., C – 16/17th C.

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CM B10-8

  • Principal Work: Severus Ibn al-Muqaffa’, Kitab siyar al-aba’ al-batarikah [The book of the lives of the fathers patriarchs (Parts 1 and 2)]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 136; Date: 14/15th C

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CM B10-9

  • Principal Work: Severus Ibn al-Muqaffa’, Kitab siyar al-aba’ al-batarikah [The book of the lives of the fathers patriarchs (Parts 3 and 4)]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 148; Date: 14/15th C

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CM B10-10

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Collection of homilies for commemorations of martyrs and saints
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 168; Date: 1358 A.D.

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CM B10-11

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Collection of homilies and lives of saints for the month of Ba’unah
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 165; Date: 1382/3 A.D.

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CM B10-12/11-1

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Collection of lives of saints and homilies read during the first part of the month of Abib
  • Language: Arabic; Folios                : 142; Date: 1365/6 A.D.

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CM B11-2

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Homiliary for feasts of the angels
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 126; Date: 1360 A.D.

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CM B11-3

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Homiliary for the commemoration of certain saints in the months of Tut and Hatur
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 144; Date: 14th C

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CM B11-4

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of lives of saints
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 174; Date: 17/18th C

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CM B11-5

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Homiliary for feasts and Sundays of the month of Kihak
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 195; Date: 14th C

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CM B11-6

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Homiliary containing lives of saints and homilies to be read during the month of Tubah
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 80; Date: 14th C

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CM B11-7

  • Principal Work: Anonymous, Kitab al-misbah al-lami’ fi tarjamat al-majami’ [The book of the shining lamp for the translation of (the acts of) the councils]
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 107; Date: 1683/4 A.D.

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CM B11-8

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of homilies and miracle stories concerning the Virgin Mary
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 226; Date: 1687 A.D.

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CM B11-9

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of martyrdoms and miracles of martyr saints
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 170; Date: 16/17th C

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CM B11-10

  • Principal Work: Collection of homilies for feasts of St. Michael the Archangel and John the Baptist
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 61; Date: 17/18th C

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CM B11-11

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of homilies and miracle stories
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 138; Date: 17/18th C

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CM B11-12

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Collection of homilies for feasts and commemorations of the Virgin Mary and other saints
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 207; Date: 16/17th C

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CM B11-13

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of lives of saints and other edifying stories
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 192; Date: 18/19th C

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CM B12-2

  • Principal Work: Coptic Orthodox Church. Collection of bible stories and homilies for Passion Week
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 231; Date: 1742 A.D.

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CM B12-7

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Patristic prayers and lives of Old Testament saints
  • Language: Arabic; Folios: 150; Date: 18th C

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