Digitized Manuscripts: Faceted Search

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This table searches all collections of Syriac and Garshuni manuscripts that are freely available online by key terms. Click any of the categorized menu items to narrow down your search. If you would like to sort the manuscripts by shelf-mark or date, or search by general keyword, see our other table here, which includes all the same manuscript data.

*The Approximate Date column is derived from the best available information for the manuscript. This is not asserted as a scholarly position on the dating of the manuscript. Instead, it is merely used here for the convenience of being able to sort all manuscripts by numerical date. The user should keep in mind that there may be considerable debate over the precise dating of the manuscript and should consult the manuscript repository and relevant scholarly literature for details.

Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 158 800 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • f. 1v Preface to Porphyrius Tyrius, Isagoge
  • f. 2r-16r Porphyrius Tyrius, Isagoge [Leaves missing between f. 1-2]
  • f. 16r Colophon
  • f. 16r-26r Visual overview of the Isagoge
  • f. 26v-27r Preface to the Works of Aristotle
  • f. 27r-27v Life of Aristotle
  • f. 27v-36v Aristotle, Categories
  • f. 36v-67v Commentary of Jacob of Edessa on Aristotle's Categories
  • f. 67v-95v Aristotle, De Interpretatione
  • f. 95v-107r Aristotle, Analytics Book 1
  • f. 107-131r Commentary on Porphyrius Tyrius's Isagoge
  • f. 131r-135r On Letters to Priests and Deacons
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 209 1,654 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Alexander the Great, Epistle
  • Aristotle, Responses
Vat. sir. 586 1,300 CE Syriac

​Catalog entry

  • Questions and answers on the Categories of Aristotle