Syriac Manuscripts


F. Briquel-Chatonnet, "Cahiers et signatures dans les manuscrits syriaques...", in P. Hofmann (ed.), Recherches de codicologie comparée (Paris, 1998), 153–169.

S.P. Brock, "The Art of the Scribe", The Hidden Pearl, II: The Heirs of the Ancient Aramaic Heritage (Rome, 2001), 243–262.

M.M. Mango, "Patrons and Scribes Indicated in Syriac Manuscripts", Jahrb.Byz.Ost.Ges. 32/4 (1982), 3–12.

———, "The Production of Syriac Manuscripts 400–700 AD", in G. Cavallo and M. Maniaci (eds), Scritture, Libri, et Tesi nelle aree provinciali di Bisanzio (Spoleto, 1992), 161–79.



A. Desreumaux and F. Briquel-Chatonnet, Répertoire des bibliothèques et des catalogues de manuscrits syriaques (Paris, 1991); cf. C. Detienne, "A propos du répertoire des bibliothèques et des catalogues des manuscrits syriaques", Le Muséon 105 (1992), 283–302.



W.H.P. Hatch, An Album of Dated Syriac Manuscripts (Boston 1946; Piscataway, NJ, reprinted 2002, with Foreword by L. van Rompay).



J. Leroy, Les manuscrits syriaques à peintures (Paris, 1964, 2 vols).



L. Bernhard, Die Chronologie der syrischen Handschriften (Wiesbaden, 1971)

———, Die Chronologie der Syrer (Sitzungsber.Ost.Ak.Wiss., phil-hist. Kl 264,3; 1969)

V. Grumel, La chronologie (Paris, 1958)

F. Briquel-Chatonnet, "Le temps du copiste...", in Briquel-Chatonnet and H. Lozachmeur (eds), Proche-Orient ancien: temps vécu...(Paris, 1998), 197–210

S.P. Brock, "The Use of Hijra Dating in Syriac Manuscripts: A Preliminary Investigation", in H. Murre-van den Berg and J. Ginkel (eds), (OLA forthcoming).



J.F. Healey, "The Early History of the Syriac Script: A Reassessment", JSS 45 (2000), 55–67.



W. Wright, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum...(London, 1872), III, Introduction

H. Evelyn White, Monasteries of the Wadi 'n Natrun (New York, 1932), vol.II

J. Leroy, "Moise de Nisibe", in [I] Syposium Syriacum (OCA 197; 1974), 457–80

M. Blanchard, "Moses of Nisibis and the Library of Deir Suriani", in L.S.B. MacCoull (ed.), Studies in the Christian East in Memory of Mirrit Butros Ghali (1995), 13–24.



A. Whigham Price, The Ladies of Castlebrae (Gloucester 1985)

S.P. Brock, "Catalogue of Syriac Fragments (New Finds)", Library of the Monastery of St Catharine, Mount Sinai (Athens, 1995).


Some terms:
  • dappa: page
  • kurrasa: quire, gathering
  • nuska: manuscript
  • ptaha: opening
  • shaha: (1) manuscript
  • (2) division of biblical text