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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 155 1,515 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • f. 1r Order of procession
  • f. 1r Order of approach to the door
  • f. 1r Order of foot-washing
  • f. 1v Order of adoration of the cross
  • f. 1v Order of absolution
  • f. 2r-2v Blessing of the table
  • f. 3r-6v Names and brief history of the fathers, prophets, and doctors
  • f. 6v On Jewish Fast days
  • f. 6v On the date of the creation of the world
  • f. 7r-7v Dionysius Barsalibi, exposition on priestly vestments
  • f. 7v-8r Preparation of the chrism
  • f. 8r-8v Consecration of the chrism
  • f. 8v-9r Order of foot-washing
  • f. 9r-9v Order of the succession of the second passion
  • f. 9r-9v Order of the adoration of the cross
  • f. 9v-16v Order of the Lord's resurrection
  • f. 17r Letter of Eusebius of Caesarea to Carpianus on gospel harmony
  • f. 17r-26v Dionysius Barsalibi, Prolegomena to the four gospels
  • f. 27r-31v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the four gospels, Preamble
  • f. 32r-149v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Matthew
  • f. 150r-160r Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Mark
  • f. 160v-201v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Luke
  • f. 202r-262v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of John
  • f. 263r-288r Daniel of Salah [Salaḥ], Exposition on the Psalms
  • f. 288v-290v Ephrem, A Profitable Warning
  • f. 290v-294r Ephrem, On Repentance
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 156 pt. 1 1,200 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • f. 2r-6r Dionysius Bar Salibi, Prologue to the Commentary on Matthew
  • f. 6r-171v Dionysius Bar Salibi, Commentary on Matthew
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 156 pt. 2 1,200 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • f. 173v-187v Dionysius Bar Salibi, Commentary on Mark
  • f. 188r-243v Dionysius Bar Salibi, Commentary on Luke
  • f. 244r-323v Dionysius Bar Salibi, Commentary on John (ends with commentary on John 21:17, one or more folios missing at the end)
  • Binding
Mingana Syriac 343 1,350 CE Syriac

See the catalog entry for Mingana 343

  • f. 1-93r, 103v-242v The Commentary of Dionysius Barsalibi on the whole of the New Testament with the exception of the Gospels
    • f. 1v-71v The Acts
    • f. 72r-77v Epistle of St. James
    • f. 78r-81v 1 Peter (incomplete at the end)
    • f. 82-83 [blank]
    • f. 84-86r 2 Peter (incomplete at the beginning)
    • f. 86v-89v 1 John
    • f. 89v-90r 2 John
    • f. 90v-91r 3 John
    • f. 91r-93r Jude
    • f. 103v-242v The Pauline Epistles
  • f. 94r-103v Euthalius, A work containing the life of St. Paul and the division of the Pauline Epistles into chapters
Mingana Syriac 525 1,898 CE Syriac

See catalog entry for Mingana 525

  • Dionysius Bar Salibi​
    • f. 1v-22v Commentary on Acts
    • f. 23r-27r Commentary on James
    • f. 27r-30v Commentary on 1 Peter (According to the Harklean version)
    • f. 30v-34v Commentary on 2 Peter (According to the Harklean version)
    • f. 32r-34v Commentary on 1 John 
    • f. 34v Commentary on 2 John
    • f. 34v-36r Commentary on Jude
    • f. 36r-146r Commentary on the Pauline Epistles
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
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 50 (SMMJ 00050) 1,890 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 1-7; SMC 1-7); Baumstark 5*; Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • pp. 1-238 Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the books of the Holy Apostles, with the Revelation of John
    • f. 1r contents
    • pp. 1-16 The Revelation of John
    • pp. 16-67 Acts
    • pp. 67-305 A commentary compiled by Dionysius of many commentators on the Apostle Paul
      • pp. 67-115 Romans
      • pp. 115-151 1 Corinthians
      • pp. 151-178 2 Corinthians
      • pp. 179-191 Galatians
      • pp. 191-205 Ephesians
      • pp. 205-215 Philippians
      • pp. 215-224 Colossians
      • pp. 225-233 1 Thessalonians
      • pp. 233-238 2 Thessalonians
      • pp. 238-255 1 Timothy
      • pp. 255-263 2 Timothy
      • pp. 263-268 Titus
      • pp. 269-271 Philemon
      • pp. 271-305 Hebrews
    • pp. 306-315 Commentary on the Catholic Epistles
      • Pp. 306-315 James
      • pp. 315-322 1 Peter
      • pp. 322-326 2 Peter
      • pp. 326-331 1 John
      • p. 331 2 John
      • p. 331-332 3 John
      • p. 332-334 Jude
    • pp. 335-337 Mar Dionysius Barsalibi, commentary on the Pauline Epistles (It is more of a general introduction).
Syriac-Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo: Gospel Commentary 1,941 CE Syriac

Dionysius Bar Salibi, Commentary on the Holy Gospel

Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 107c 1,584 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 40; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Order of the Mass (Syriac Rite, Western)
  • Hymns, antiphones, and responses in the daily office and feasts
  • Ecclesiastical calendar
  • Rabbula, Bishop of Edessa, 10 songs on the Virgin Mary, bearer of God
  • Dionysius bar Salibi
    • Homily on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 8 2/4 (DIYR 00008) 1,755 CE Garshuni
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on the Gospels