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
Mingana Syriac 89 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See catalog entry for Mingana 89

  • f. 1-6v Barhebraeus, Geographical portion of a work entitled ܡܢܪܬ ܩܘ̈ܕܫܐ
  • f. 5 Map of the earth based upon the seven climates of Ptolemy
  • f. 6v-9r Ecclesiastical Calendar
  • f. 9v-10r [blank]
  • f. 10v-18v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the Apocalypse
  • f. 18v-28v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on Acts
  • f. 29r-38v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Jews
  • f. 39r-84v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Muhammadans (in 39 Kephalia; the final –f. 76-84– consists entirely of Qur'anic quotations).
  • f. 85r-92v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against Nestorians
  • f. 93r Grammatical note on the seyāmē
BSB Cod. syr. 1 1,555 CE Arabic, Latin, Syriac

See catalog record here

  • Gregory Abu l-Farāj Barhebraeus, Book of Grammar
  • Gregory Abu l-Farāj Barhebraeus, Commentary on Ezekiel
  • Moses of Mardin, Dictionary of the Syriac Language
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00024) 1,555 CE Arabic, Syriac
  • f. 2r-4r Poems (Mostly Syriac, some in Arabic)
  • f. 4v-109r Gregory bar Hebraeus, Metrical Grammar
  • f. 111v-112r Glosses
  • f. 112v-118v John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the Soul: The Bird
  • f. 118v-120r John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the greatness of the soul and its abasement due to transgressing the commandment, in the meter of Jacob
  • f. 120r-126r John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the way of the perfect
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 136d 1,592 CE Arabic, Latin, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 351; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Bar Hebraeus, Metrical Grammar
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 208 1,292 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 122; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Gregory bar Hebraeus, Book of Grammar
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 298 1,488 CE Syriac

See Assemani 62; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Syriac Sermons
    • St. Ephrem Syrus
    • St. Isaac
    • John Chrysostom
    • Ignatius of Antioch
    • Gregory Thaumatugos
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi
    • Severus of Antioch
    • Rabbula of Edessa
    • St. John
    • Jacob of Edessa
    • John bar Ma'dani
  • Gregory bar Hebraeus, Physical Tractate
    • On planets
    • On air
    • On 4-footed animals
    • On birds
    • On fish
    • On earth
    • On minerals
    • On hot water
  • Gregory bar Hebraeus, Grammar
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 203; 9/4; 58 (DIYR 00370) 1,564 CE Syriac
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Metrical Grammar
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. 465 Unknown Garshuni, Syriac
  • Bar 'Ebroyo, Syriac Grammar (ܟܬܒܐ ܕܨܡ̈ܚܐ)
Vat. sir. 503 1,757 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Vosté

  • Bar 'Ebroyo, Book of Grammar