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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00341) 1,686 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 27

  • f. 2r-71v 'Abdisho' bar Brīkā, The Book of the Pearl
  • f. 78v-79r Shlēmōn of Basra, Prayer before meals
  • f. 79v-105v Fables of Aesop
  • f. 109v-161r Gregory bar Hebraeus, Conversation of wisdom
  • f. 161v-168r Summary of Aristotle's Categories in diagrams
  • f. 169r-189v Gregory bar Hebraeus, Book of the pupils of the eye
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00398) 1,583 CE Arabic, Latin, Persian, Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 95

  • f. 1v-5v Homily for the blessed brethren (Syriac)
  • f. 5v-13v Homily on Repentance (Syriac)
  • f. 15v Story about a monk from Najran (Arabic)
  • f. 16v-53r Gregory bar Hebraeus, On Perfection with additions and commentaries by Khamis bar Qardahe and Īsho'yahb bar Mqaddam (Syriac)
  • f. 53v-55v Ode on the soul, with commentary by Khamis bar Qardahe (Syriac)
  • f. 56r-75r Khamis bar Qardahe, Homilies (Syriac)
  • f. 76v-77r Isho'yahb bar Malkon, Book of Instruction (Syriac) 
  • f. 78v-144v Homily on Rabban Hormizd (Syriac)
  • f. 147v-160v 'Onitha: Pearl of Knowledge (Syriac)
  • f. 172v-182v 'Onitha for the commemoration of Yuliṭa and her son (Syriac)
  • f. 183v-197v 'Abdishō' of Gazarta, Homily on the homonyms (Syriac)
  • f. 198r-203v Riddles (Syriac)
  • f. 204r-204v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Turgama of Cyriacus (Syriac)
  • f. 205r-208v Homily of Rogation (Syriac)
  • f. 208v-212v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Dismissal prayers in strophes  (Syriac)
  • f. 212v-216v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 216v-217v Homily about bad time (Syriac)
  • f. 218r-222r Ephrem Syrus, Sermon on Reprehension V (Syriac)
  • f. 223r-227r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the mysteries of our Lord in the Old Testament (Syriac)
  • f. 227v-232v Credo of the true Orthodox (Syriac)
  • f. 232v-233v Credo of Isho'panaḥ, who was accused of drinking the poison of paganism (Syriac)
  • f. 234v-243r Excerprs from various canonical texts on the election of a patriarch and his rights (Syriac)
  • f. 243v-245r Khamis bar Qardahe, Brief note on heresies and on the pagan gods that were abolished through the coming of Christ (Latin, Persian, Syriac)
  • f. 245v-246v Homily that awakens and exhorts and incites penitents (Syriac)
  • f. 247r-248r Homily about a Syrian Orthodox Patriarch (Syriac)
  • f. 248r-256r 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 256r-258r Riddles (Syriac)
  • f. 258r-266v Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 267r-274v Disputation between a monk of Bet Ḥale and an Arab notable (Syriac)
  • f. 274v-277v On the Trinity (in questions and answers) and other liturgical matters (Syriac)
  • f. 278r-280r Names of the prophets (Syriac)
  • f. 280r-281r On the cities of pagan kingdoms (Syriac)
  • f. 281v-299r Isho'dad of Merv, Excerpts from the Commentary on the New Testament (Syriac)
  • f. 299r-310v Questions on the Pentateuch (Syriac)
  • f. 310v-312v On the barbarious nations that do not know writing and god (Syriac)
  • f. 313r-334v Computus and other astronomical and historical reckonings (Syriac)
  • f. 335v-344v Rite of reception of an ordained bishop
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 230 1,277 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 26; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Bar Hebraeus, Storehouse of Mysteries
    • f. 2v title
    • f. 3r-27r Genesis
    • f. 27r-38r Exodus
    • f. 38r-43r Leviticus
    • f. 43r-50r Numbers
    • f. 50r-54v Deuteronomy
    • f. 55r/v Chronological tables of the patriarchs from Adam to Moses
    • f. 66r-59r Joshua
    • f. 59r-63v Judges
    • f. 63v-72v Samuel
    • f. 72v-73r Chronological tables of Judges from Joshua to Sau
    • f. 73v-89r Psalms (I)
    • f. 89r-101r Psalms (II)
    • f. 101r-105v Psalms (III)
    • f. 106r-109v Psalms (IV)
    • f. 109v-118r Psalms (V)
    • f. 118r-129r Kings
    • f. 129v-130r Chronological tables of the kings of Judah
    • f. 130r-134r Proverbs
    • f. 134r-136v Sirach
    • f. 136v-138r Qohelet
    • f. 138v-140v Song of Songs
    • f. 141r Wisdom of Solomon
    • f. 141r/v Ruth
    • f. 141v-142r Susanna
    • f. 142r-146v Job
    • f. 146v-154v Isaiah
    • f. 154v-163r The Twelve
    • f. 163r-167v Jeremiah
    • f. 167v-172v Ezekiel
    • f. 172r-176r Daniel
    • f. 176r/v Bel
    • f. 176v Dragon
    • f. 176v-177v Chronological tables of the seventy weeks and of the story from Nebuchadnezzar to Vespasian
    • f. 178r-200v Matthew
    • f. 200v-205r Mark
    • f. 205r-218v Luke
    • f. 218v-225v John
    • f. 225v-232r Acts
    • f. 232r-233r James
    • f. 233r-233v 1 Peter
    • f. 233v-234r 1 John
    • f. 234r-237r Romans
    • f. 237v-241r 1 Corinthians
    • f. 241r-242v 2 Corinthians
    • f. 242v-243v Galatians
    • f. 243v-244v Ephesians
    • f. 244v-245r Philippians
    • f. 245r-245v Colossians
    • f. 245v-246r 1 Thessalonians
    • f. 246r 2 Thessalonians
    • f. 246r-247r 1 Timothy
    • f. 247r-v 2 Timothy
    • f. 248r Titus
    • f. 248r Philemon
    • f. 248r-249v Hebrews
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 297 1,357 CE Syriac

See entry for Assemani 61; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Gregory bar Hebraeus, Book of Directions, (or the summary of Ecclesiastical canons)
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 437 Unknown Syriac

See entry for Assemani 44; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Rite of Baptism (Syrian Orthodox)
  • Shorter Baptismal rite of Philoxenus of Mabbug
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00419) 1,395 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 91

  • f. 2r-34r Gregory bar Hebraeus, On perfection. With commentary by Khamis bar Qardahe
  • f. 34r-67v Gabriel Qamṣa, 'Onitha on Sabrisho' of Beth Qoqa
  • f. 67v-73v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onitha on Isho'sabran
  • f. 73v-79r Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onitha on the Feast of the Cross
  • f. 79r-136v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha for the Rogation of the Ninevites and other subjects
  • f. 136v-171v Khamis bar Qardahe, Homilies on feasts of the liturgical year and other subjects
  • f. 171v-240r Khamis bar Qardahe, Colleciton of epigrams, verses, homilies and sogyatha
  • f. 240r-269v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha and sogyatha for feasts of the liturgical year and other subjects
  • f. 270r-271r Poems
  • f. 272v-282r Khamis bar Qardahe, Sogyatha and 'onyatha
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00130) 1,400 CE Syriac
  • Daniel of Salaḥ, Commentary on the Psalter
  • Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, Treatise on the Psalms
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Commentary on the Beatitudes
  • Nicene Creed
  • John, Bishop of Tella, Commentary on the Trisagion
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on the Trisagion
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Commentary on the Our Father
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on the Nicene Creed
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Nomocanon (selections)
  • Glorifications of our Lady
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Chronological calculations
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 189; 3/23 (DIYR 00134) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Prayers
  • Life of John the Baptist
  • Shem'ūn II, poem
  • Shem'ūn II, poems
  • John of Sbīrīnō, poems
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poem on wisdom
  • Lamentations
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Ignatius Marcus bar Qīqī, Homily on himself
  • Poem on the capture of Tur Abdin
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poems
  • Our Father
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, On the Love of Learning
  • Jacob 'Urdansaya, Homily on the disturbance of the present time
  • Shem'ūn II, Poems
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 58; 3/16 (DIYR 00190) 1,910 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, the Cream of Wisdom [Selections]
  • List of the Syriac and Arabic works of Bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, Homily
  • List of the Patriarchs of Antioch
  • John bar Ma'dani, praises and prayers
  • John bar Ma'dani, Hymns for the Lord's feast
  • Book of guidance about the ranks of deacons
  • Collection of services
  • Jacob of Edessa, List of feasts
  • John bar Ma'dani, On our God who became man on behalf of us
  • John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the seizure of Edessa
  • Daniel ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, Book on the foundations of religion
  • World is a bodily behavior
  • Homily on Mar Matthew from the mountain Alfaf
  • Canon on how it is necessary to perform church prayer
  • Morning Gospel reading for Children
  • On the Assumption of our Lady Mary and how the Apostles gathered on the day of her death
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, For Priests
  • Jacob of Sarug, Commentary on Deuteronomy. Selections
  • Philoxenus of Mabbug, on the Prophets
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the homily on the love of God
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the Holy Mar Jacob
  • From the Works of the Holy Fathers
  • Daniel of Salaḥ, Commentary on Psalm 8
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On performing the sign of the cross with one finger
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On the Trisagion
  • Timothy Isaac, Selections from the Holy Fathers against the Chalcedonians
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 119; 6/13 (DIYR 00194) 1,934 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Baptismal service for men
  • Baptismal service for women
  • Abridged baptism service of Severus of Antioch
  • Baptism service according to the oriental rite of Bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Gregory bar Ebrōyō, On baptism
  • Jacob of Edessa, On Baptism
  • Service on the blessing of a woman forty days after childbirth