Mardin is a city that I’ll be mentioning in the next post: Chronological strata revisited #2.
In a manuscript attributed to the sixteenth century, recovered from the ‘region of Mardin’, there is an end-list that might be worth adding to any collection of possible comparisons for the Voynich manuscript’s next-to-last folios (103r-116r). I am not suggesting any personal hypothesis here; it’s not a matter of anyone mistaking MS Beinecke 408 for a work made in medieval Mardin; the dimensions of the two manuscripts argue otherwise.
Mardin ‘region’ manuscript: 190 mm x 139.7 mm
MS Beinecke 408: 225 x 160 mm
However, as one sort of end-list, it is likely to offer some sort of insight into the manuscript. All the provenancing information etc. has been taken from an article by Isaac Hall, written in 1883:
Isaac H. Hall, ‘The Syriac Manuscript of the Union Theological Seminary of New York’, Journal of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Dec., 1883), pp. 142-152.