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Fig. 36. Common verse with which the calligrapher Bp. Çiçek often concluded his writing: ‘Just as the sailor rejoices once his ship has reached the shore, so too does the scribe rejoice at the final line of his book.’ From the facsimile edition of the Šḥimo (4th printing, 1981), the original of which was handwritten by Bp. Çiçek. See S. Brock, ‘The scribe reaches harbour’, Byzantinische Forschungen 21 (1995), 195–202 (repr. in From Ephrem to Romanos. Interactions between Greek and Syriac in Late Antiquity [1999], ch. XVI). See entries: Julius Yeshu Çiçek, Colophons, and Manuscripts.