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. 469 1,804 CE Syriac
  • Binding
  • Table of the Sermons of Ephrem Syrus
  • f. 1v-123r Sermons of Ephrem Syrus
  • f. 123r-123v Colophon
  • f. 124r-132r Barhebraeus, Wonders of Creation
    • f. 124r-125r First day
    • f. 125r-125v Second day
    • f. 125v-127r Third day
    • f. 127r-128r Fourth day
    • f. 128r-130r Fifth day
    • f. 130r-132r Sixth day
  • f. 132v-151v Barhebraeus, Treatise on metals, taken from the crème of the sciences of Barhebraeus
    • f. 132v-136v Chapter 1
    • f. 136v-140r Chapter 2
    • f. 140r-141r Chapter 3
    • f. 141r-147r Chapter 4
    • f. 147r 151v Chapter 5
  • f. 151v-152v Sayings against exile, preceded (151v) and followed by (152v) a short lexicon of foreign words
  • f. 154r-154v Fragment of a grammar
  • f. 155r-155v Fragment of a magic text
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 36 1,597 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry from Assemani

  • f. 1-34 Missal (Jacobite Rite)
    • Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles
    • Anaphora of Peter the Apostle
    • Anaphora of St. Eustathius
    • Anaphora of St. John (bishop of Haran Habura and Nisibis)
    • Anaphora of Dionysius bar Ṣalibi
  • Porphyry, Isagoge
  • The way of finding East
  • Bishop Moses, excerpts from Yaḥya ibn 'Adī
    • Against those who affirm that Christ was not truly crucified
    • Against those who maintain the Christian Gospel has been corrupted
    • The world was not from eternity
  • Bishop Moses, Excerpt from an Arabic grammar
  • Jacob of Sarug, a philosophical poem: On being, substance, and accidents
  • Baptismal Rite
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Syriac Grammar
  • Bishop Moses, Syriac-Arabic Lexicon
  • Catalog of the works of Bar 'Ebroyo
Vat. sir. 164 1,702 CE Syriac

Catalog in Assemani

  • Bar 'Ebroyo, Chronicon Syriacum
Vat. sir. 166 pt. 1 1,496 CE Syriac

​Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Part 1: Bar 'Ebroyo, Chronicon Syriacum
  • Part 2: Bar 'Ebroyo, Ecclesiastical Chronicle
Vat. sir. 166 pt. 2 1,496 CE Syriac

​Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Part 1: Bar 'Ebroyo, Chronicon Syriacum
  • Part 2: Bar 'Ebroyo, Ecclesiastical Chronicle
Vat. sir. 167 1,394 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Bar 'Ebroyo, The Book of the Chronogrophy (Librum Chronographie)
  • Continuators of the book of the Chronography
  • The history of Hathem, the king of Cilicia
  • History of the destruction of Amid
  • Continuation of the Syriac Chronography
Vat. sir. 171 1,550 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Bar 'Ebroyo, Ethicon
Vat. sir. 173 1,333 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Poems (12-syllable meter) on executing proper duties of the Priest and Deacon
  • Order of the consecration of Chrism
  • On the Fast and the calendar
  • On ten Fathers
  • St. Cyril of Alexandria, Twelve Chapters
  • Priest Aitallaha
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, excerpt from Chronicon Syriacum
  • Jacob of Edessa, 12-syllable meter poems on faith against Nestorianism
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, The mystery of his confession of faith
  • Syriac Calendar
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Book of histories
Vat. sir. 174 Unknown Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Noah, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Lebanon, Syriac songs
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Syriac songs
  • Moral songs on the love of wisdom and knowledge
  • Paraenetic Songs in 10-syllable meter
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, on his childhood and on perfect knowledge
  • 12-syllable meter riddles
Vat. sir. 186 1,477 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Songs on divine things, on one who is perfecting his death through tireless labor of knowledge
  • Bar 'Ebroyo, Other poems 
  • Gabriel Qamṣa, Spiritual philosophy
  • Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha
  • Khamis bar Qardahe, short poems
  • Khamis bar Qardahe, Sogyatha for feasts
  • Rabban Isaac, Songs