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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Mingana Syriac 84 1,790 CE Syriac

See catalog entry for Mingana 84

  • f. 1-10 Porphyry, Isagogy (in the form of tables only)
  • f. 11-18 Aristotle, Categories (in the form of tables only)
  • f. 19-23 [blank]
  • f. 24b-103 John bar Zo'bi, A long treatise called "The Metrical Composition" (ܙܩܘܪܐ ܡܠܚܡܐ)
    • It is a discourse on the true faith and Economy of Christ according to East Syrian doctrine, and against Monophysitism.
    • f. 53ff. Contain a long statement on the two sacraments fo baptism and Eucharist
    • f. 102-103 Contain a complete index of headings of the work
  • f. 103v-124r John bar Zo'bi, Mimra on the explanation of the liturgy of the East Syrian Church
  • f. 124v-142 Mimra explaining the liturgy of the East Syrian Church (anonymous). [Though anonymous, this has been edited under the homilies of Mar Narsai– Mingana I.257-270]