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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 199 1,545 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Life of St. Maron
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Story of the three holy Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Death of Isaac the patriarch
  • Death of Jacob the patriarch
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the thief
  • Life of St. Alexei
  • History of St. Abdulmasih
  • Lives of Ss. Sergius and Bacchus
  • Life of St. Marina
  • Life of St. Susanna
  • On Isaac, the son of Abraham the Patriarch
  • Life of St. John
  • Life of Paul
  • On St. Abba Ammon
  • On the Seven children of Ephesus
  • Life of St. Cyril
  • Life of St. Martinianus the Anchorite
  • Life of St. Archelidos
  • History of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Life of St. Dionysius the Aereopagite
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on Constantine the great
  • Life of St. Simon
  • Life of Ahiqar the sage
  • Fables of Shaddad, son of 'Addi and Solomon, son of David
  • Letter from heaven given by Athanasius Patriarch of Alexandria
  • History of the conception and nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary by her mother Anna
  • Narration of bribery
  • Fable of a certain prince
  • Homily of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Questions and answers
  • History of Pontius Pilate
  • Apostolic Constitutions
  • Homily of St. John Chrysostom
  • Ephrem Syrus, On wrestling with the Devil
  • Prayer for the sick and penitential
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 139 (SMMJ 00139) 1,866 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 1r-5r Confession of faith made by the Armenians and Jacobites (Garshuni)
  • fol. 5v-140v Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffa', Precious Pearl (Garshuni)
  • fol. 140v-148r Cyril of Alexandria, Twelve Chapters (Garshuni)
  • fol. 148v-153v Interpretation of Gregory's twelve chapters of faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 155r-229v Gīwargīs, Bishop of al-Bsheriyyeh, Theological work (Garshuni)
  • fol. 229v-248r John Chrysostom, Commentary on the ten commandments (Garshuni)
  • fol. 251v-256r Michael I, Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria, Confession of the faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 257r-259r Hippocrates, On creation of man and his four natures
  • fol. 259r-261v Bible, Proverbs (selections) (Syriac)
  • fol. 261v-262v Book of Theology, part 4 (Garshuni)