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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
BnF syr. 235 1,200 CE Syriac

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Collection of Saints' Lives

  • f. 1r-2 History and preaching of St. John the Evangelist at Ephesus
  • f. 3-12r History (attributed to St. Ephrem) of Abraham Qidunaya and his niece
  • f. 12v-15 History of the man of God (St. Alexei) who died at Edessa in the time of Bishop Mar Rabbula
  • f. 16-18 Second part of the history of St. Alexei
  • f. 19-24 History of Bishop Paul and of the priest, John
  • f. 25v-31 History of Julian Saba (by Theodoret)
  • f. 32-51r History of Maximus and Domitius, by Abba Bishoy
  • f. 51v-55r Letter of St. Dionysius the Areopagite to St. Timothy
  • f. 55v-60r History of the preaching of the apostle Philip at Carthage
  • f. 60v-66 History of Archelides of Constantinople
  • f. 67-73r History of a saint (attributed in one copy to St. John Chrysostom)
  • f. 80v-81 History of a solitary who was living on a tree 
  • f. 82-84r History of Martinianus
  • f. 84v-91r Vision of Zosimus
  • f. 91v-124 History of John the younger (translated from Arabic?)
  • f. 125-142r History of Ephrem Syrus
  • f. 142v-143r History of Dioscorus, the priest (by Palladius)
  • f. 143v-146 Histor of Jacob the Lame
  • f. 147-160r History of Hanania, addressed to Philotheus, by Jacob of Sarug
  • f. 160v-174 History of Daniel, the anchorite of Galash, by Jacob of Sarug
  • f. 175-204r History of Serapion
  • f. 204v-209r History of Andronicus and of Athanasius, his wife, from Antioch
  • f. 209v-230r History of Antigonus and his wife Euphraxia and their daughter, Euphraxia
  • f. 230v-242r History of St. Onesima, the princess
  • f. 242v-250r History of Euphrosina
  • f. 250v-251r History of a virgin from Jerusalem 
  • f. 251v-260r History of Domitius the doctor
  • f. 260v-264 History of Dionysius the Aereopagite
  • f. 265-274 History of Mark the Christian merchant of Antioch, and of the pagan Gaspard from a country of the east
  • f. 275v-312r History of John the chaplain, patriarch of Alexandria
  • f. 312v-315r History of Moses the Ethiopian
  • f. 315v-325 History of Jacob Burd'oyo, Bishop of Edessa, by John of Ephesus
  • f. 326-335 History of the seven sleepers of Ephesus
  • f. 336v ff Martyrdom of St. Barbara and of St. Julienne
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 64; 5/15; 124 (DIYR 00231) 1,553 CE Garshuni
  • Husoye; Sedrē
  • Answer to the Armenians with testimonies from the Orthodox Fathers
    • Authors cited include: Ephrem of Nisibis, Cyril of Alexandria, Gregory the Theologian, Gregory of Nyssa, Clement, John Chrysostom, Evagrius, John of Edessa, Ignatius of Antioch, Dionysius the Areopagite, Severus of Antioch, Basil the Great