In the outer margin are Graeco-Coptic numerals for sections: 30, 31, 32, 33 (although the numeral for the 30s looks much more like an Arabic lām (which also = 30) than the typical Graeco-Coptic sign. These divisions are separated by three rubricated inverted commas (in the transcription marked with ⁂), while subdivisions are marked with a single inverted comma (in the transcription marked *).
Particular letter forms
The script is very clear naskh, and there is almost nothing ambiguous about any of the letter forms. Words are written along a relatively straight line, but there are some cases of a minor rise and fall, as in كلما (l. 6) and صَمُويل (l. 8). The letters are sans serif with horizontal ascenders and descenders. A medium difference of thickness of the pen-stroke is evident in several places where the line curves.
- The teeth of the sīn and šīn are clearly written.
- The loop of fāʾ, qāf, and wāw is very small, and there is usually no white space visible within it.
- As for the final lām, in قال (l. 10) the foot is almost on the baseline, but elsewhere it generally hangs lower.
- Lām-alif is usually in the form known as muḥaqqaqa (e.g. bis l. 9), but one is al-lām alif al-warrāqīya (l. 10).
- The final mīm is musbala.
- The word-final hāʾ (actually for tāʾ marbūṭa) of والزىادقه (l. 13) is a hāʾ maḫṯūfa.
- Word-final yāʾ (muḥaqqaqa) and nūn are notably elongated.
Some of the dots that distinguish certain letters, however, are omitted.
- l. 4: the nūn of القِدّيسين has no dots
- l. 6: the yāʾ of يقبل has no dots
- l. 10: the qāf of قال has no dots
- l. 13: the nūn of والزىادقه has no dot
The tāʾ marbūṭa in ll. 1 and 13 has no dots. Word-final yāʾ never has dots, whether it stands for alif maqṣūra or not.
Hamza, vocalization and other diacritical marks
Hamzat al-qaṭʿ is marked in فأرسَل (l. 11). Word-internal hamza and word-final hamza are often not indicated (but وَرُؤسآ in line 14). What would be a word-final alif + hamza is written here as alif mamdūda. In l. 12, the word سيئاتكم (pl. of سَيِّئَة, with 2mp suffix) is actually written with a single yāʾ shape with a hamza above it and two dots below.
Vowels are marked sporadically, but not infrequently. A different (thinner) pen may have been used for the vowels. As in other manuscripts, relatively unambiguous forms are often marked, while less common forms may not be. Dagger alif is marked nowhere.
The tašdīd is always marked in allāh, and occasionally elsewhere, as in القِدّيسين (l. 4), النبيّ (l. 8), and الايّام (l. 9). Sukūn is not marked.