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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 464 pt. 1 1,234 CE Syriac
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  • IIr-IIIr French Table of Contents
  • f. 1r Fragment of a homily 
  • f. 1v-3r Syriac Table of Contents
  • f. 3v-19r Ephrem Syrus, Memre
    • f. 3v-6r On the Love of Wisdom
    • f. 6r-9v On Discipline
    • f. 9v-10v On Sleep
    • f. 11r-16r On Humility
    • f. 16r 19r On the Observance of Moral Behavior
  • f. 19r-45v Works of Mar Isaac
    • f. 19r-21v On Penitence
    • f. 21v-26v On Gentleness toward one's Brothers
    • f. 26v-37v On Sparrows
    • f. 37v-43v On Humility and Poverty
    • f. 43v-45v On the Hermits
  • f. 45v-63v Ephrem Syrus, Memre
    • f. 45v-48v On Purity of Heart
    • f. 48v-53v On the Conversion of the Soul
    • f. 54r-63v On Alex (cod. "John") son of Euphemianus
  • f. 63v-72r Isaac of Antioch, Memre
  • f. 72r-81r Ephrem Syrus, On the Conception of the Holy Virgin
  • f. 81r-98v Memre on David and Uriah in the meter of Ephrem Syrus, Jacob of Sarug, and Mar Balai
    • f. 81r-85r Ephrem Syrus
    • f. 85r-85v Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 85v-91r Ephrem Syrus
    • f. 91r-92r Mar Balai
    • f. 92r-92v Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 92v-98r Ephrem Syrus
    • f. 98r-98v Mar Balai
  • f. 98v-101v Isaac of Antioch, On privacy of thought
  • f. 101v-115v Ephrem Syrus, Memre
    • f. 101v-102v On the Outsiders
    • f. 102v-104v On Silence during Prayer
    • f. 104v-115v On Warnings
  • f. 115v-125v First part of Jacob of Sarug, Memre (continued in Vat. sir. 464 pt. 2)
Vat. sir. 93 823 CE Syriac

Catalog entries in Assemani and CPART

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  • ff. 1v-19v John of Apamea, on the Passions of the Soul
  • ff. 19v-25r John of Apamea, On proper faith in the Divine dispensation fo Christ
  • ff. 25r-28v John of Apamea, On the Fear of God
  • ff. 29r-69v John of Apamea, On Continence of Body and of Soul
  • ff. 69v-73v Ephrem, Two Qole on the Deceased
  • ff. 74r-75v John of Apamea, An exhortation to virtue
  • ff. 75v-77r John of Apamea, How One Might Acquire Patient Endurance
  • ff. 77r-107v Ephrem, Eighteen Admonitory Madrashe
  • ff. 108r-114r Isaac, On the Perfection of the Brethren
  • ff. 114r-118v Isaac, On Humility
  • ff. 119r-127r John of Apamea, On the Mystery of the Dispensation of our Lord
  • ff. 127r-128v John of Apamea, On Purity of Mind
  • ff. 129r-137r John of Apamea, An Epistle on the Incomprehensibility of God
  • ff. 137r-140r John of Apamea, On the Causes of Revelations and of Visions
  • ff. 140r-144r John of Apamea, Epistle of Leontius on Spiritual Communication
  • ff. 144r-145r Severus bar Mashke, on Julian the Patriarch
  • ff. 145r-162v John of Apamea, Principle Teachings
  • ff. 163r-169r Ephrem, An Admonition (incipit illegible)
  • ff. 169r-183r Ephrem, Eleven Madrashe and Memre on the Deceased
  • ff.183v Evagrius, On the Eight Evil thoughts
  • ff. 183v-194v Balai, three Madrashe on the contempt of the world
  • ff. 195r-204v Ephrem, Nine madrashe on the deceased 
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