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
St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-12 1,788 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber

  • f. 1v-116r Rabban Eudochos of Melitene and others, Words that people doubt about, grammatical forms that are difficult to understand, their inflections, their meaning and their presentation in the treatise of atomology (the science of word roots)
  • f. 116r-122r Words that are invariable, in alphabetical order
  • f. 122r Months of the Egyptians with Syrian Counterparts
  • f. 122v-123v Fragments of grammatical treatises
    • f. 122v End of a section that seems mostly concernd with words whose first syllable is vocalized with ptaha
    • f. 122v Concerning softened and hardened pronunciation. That is, concerning the letters that have both a softened and a hardened pronunciation and those that do not
    • f. 122v Concerning words whose first syllable in the singular is unvocalized but which receives the ptaha in the plural and derived words
    • f. 123v On the vocalization of the passive participles of the derived forms of the verb
  • f. 123v-124v Dawid bar Pawlos, Scholion concerning the letters that are variable in pronunciation
  • f. 124v-125r Scholion that shows how the correctness of diction of the Syriac language is preserved
  • f. 125r Concerning the number of the choirs (of angels)
  • f. 125rv On their names (of the angelic choirs)
Borg. sir. 10 Unknown Syriac

Homilies of the Fathers: Catalog entry link

  • Eleven homilies of Isaac of Antioch, Jacob of Sarug, Isaac of Ninevah, and of St. Ephrem on the ascetic life and on the incarnation
  • A Memra composed by a certain bishop on the seven climates of the earth and on the variations of the climates
  • Canons of the Holy Fathers on the Christian life, on the liturgy, and on the sacrifice
Vat. sir. 146 1,392 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • John Maron, Treatise on the faith
  • John Maron, Book against the Monophysites
  • John Maron, Book against the Nestorians
  • John Maron, On the Trisagion
  • David bar Paul, Jacobite Bishop, On the Trisagion
  • Thomas of Harran, Book on the one will and operation of Christ (Garshuni)
Vat. sir. 208 Unknown Garshuni

​Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Command of Christ the Lord
  • Life of Dioscorus, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • David bar Pawlos, Questions between a Jacobite and Melchite on the Trisagion
  • On the four synods: Nicaea, Constantinople, Ephesus, Chalcedon
  • Abraham the monk, disputation
Vat. sir. 217 1,585 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Gabriel Barclay, Maronite Bishop of Nicosa, On the Sphere
  • Daniel the sage, On the Zodiac Signs
  • Berozi the teacher, to Theo
  • Astrologia & Lunarium
  • Gabriel Barclay, Metrical exposition on the Apocalypse of John
  • Prayers, benedictions, and absolutions (Syriac and Arabic)
  • Order of the benediction for the great Sunday
  • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Joseph
  • On the discovery of the body of Joseph under Arcadius and Honorius
  • On the children of Ephesus
  • Various memre
  • Calendar
  • History of animals
  • Hunayn of Hirta, excerpt on medicine
  • Ishō' bar 'Alī, Explination of exotic words
  • Utilizing plants, planets and herbs
  • Michael the Maronite Patriarch, Epistle to the king of the Franks (dated 1575)
  • 'Abdisho' the Catholicos, syriac memre
  • 'Abdisho' the patriarch of the Chaldeans
  • Creed of St. Athanasius
  • Isho'yahb of Nisibis (Bar Malkon), profession of the faith
  • Epistle of formularies
  • Profession of the faith
  • College rules of the Maronites
  • Mass for the Nativity
  • David bar Pawlos, Syriac Memre
  • On the seven climates, Syriac memre