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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Petermann 24; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 238 1,883 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Petermann 24

  • f. 3r-4v Kurdish poetry
  • f. 5r-12v Wedding songs
  • f. 13r-17v David Nūhadraya the blind, A Dūrikthā, a longer poem in Fellīḥī
  • f. 17v-57 The history of Aḥikar the Assyrian (Syriac) 
  • f. 57v-78v Aesop's Fables
  • f. 79-113 History in Fellīḥī
BnF syr. 434 1,900 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v-63 Collection of Catechetal Questions and Answers
  • f. 64-72 Explanations of words
  • f. 73v-79v The History of Emperor Maurice
  • f. 79v-86r History of Peter the Publican
  • f. 86v-90r The history of the penitent demon
  • f. 90v-97r Vision of Macarius on the soul after death
  • f. 97v-100v Refutation on the causes of corruption 
  • f. 100v-101r On the different readings
  • f. 101v-142v 'Abdišo' the Solitary, Mimra
  • f. 142v-176r Profitable speech 
  • f. 177v-180r Athanasius of Alexandria, Profession of Faith 
  • f. 180r-181r Profession of faith of the Twelve Apostles 
  • f. 181v-186r Rite of marriage crowning
  • f. 186v-187r Some Proverbs of Aḥiqar
  • f. 187v-189r Prayer of confession of the faith
  • f. 189r-190r Prayer for the consecration of impure water 
  • f. 190r-192v Dionysius bar Salibi, Canons
  • f. 192v-199v Canons and precepts 
  • f. 200-201r Fragments in Garshuni
  • f. 201v-205r 'Abdišo' de Gazarta
    • f. 201v-203r Mimra on the monastic life
    • f. 203r-204r Turgama on Mar Quriaqos
    • f. 204r-205r Introduction to the Gospel
  • f. 205v Final Prayer
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00052) 1,542 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 1
  • Homily on Mary and Joseph
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 2
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 3
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 4
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 5
  • Homily on the Assumption of our Lady
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00013) 1,719 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • f. 1r Two Short Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 2v-6r Three blessings (Garshuni)
  • f. 7v-75v Arabian Nights, Stories from Thousand and One Nights (Garshuni)
  • f. 76r-81v Poem (Garshuni)
  • f. 83r-103r On Armenians, the Council of Chalcedon, and the doctrine of Leo (Garshuni)
  • f. 104r-108r On the Carmelites, and the scapular that the Virgin bestowed upon the monks (Garshuni)
  • f. 108v-109v On the virtue of humility (Garshuni)
  • f. 110r-120r John Chrysostom, that it is not right to mourn more than is proper for the departed (Garshuni)
  • f. 120v-124v Admonition (Turkish)
  • f. 124v-125r Hymn (Turkish)
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 60; 1/28 (DIYR 00136) 1,582 CE Garshuni, Syrac
  • Psalter (Syriac Rite, Western)
  • Nicene Creed
  • Prayers
  • Ephrem Syrus, Homily on learning
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on admonition and on the deceased
  • Ignatius bar Ṭlōyō, Homily 
  • Alexander Romance
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 10/15; 222; 108 (DIYR 00234) 1,849 CE Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • Calendar (Garshuni)
  • Liturgical Calendar (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • On Divine Providence (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Beth Gazō (Syriac Rite, Western; Syriac)
  • Book of Steps, selections (Syriac)
  • Hymn Tunes (Syriac)
  • Hymns (Syriac)
  • Hymns (Syriac)
  • Service for Deacons (Garshuni)
  • Magic Rituals (Garshuni)
  • Service for Deacons (Garshuni)
  • Treatment for various eye diseases (Garshuni)
  • Hymns (Garshuni)
  • Pauline Epistles (Turkish)
  • Prayer of Mor Philoxenus (Garshuni)
  • Hymn tunes (Syriac)
  • List of Apostles (Garshuni)