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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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 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
Harvard MS Syr 47 1,400 CE Syriac

​Catalog Entry

  • Bound at an early date with a manuscript of theological texts (ff. 1-160)
  • Canons by Mar Yoḥanan the bishop on the holy mysteries (ff.161r-162r)
  • Scholion of Jacob of Edessa on the communion (162r-163v)
  • Commentary on the creed and baptism by Dionysius bar Ṣalibi (163v-168v)
  • An account of the faith and the cross and the other mysteries one by one (168v-177r)
  • The holy and life-giving mysteries of the holy chrism (177r-187r)
  • The hidden mystery concerning baptism (187r-203v)
  • On the making of olive oil for chrism (203v-204v)
  • Various short sections in different hands (205-207)
Vat. sir. 45 1,556 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

Chaldean Pontifical

  • Consecration of the altar with oil
  • Instruction on the consecration of an altar when it is desecrated
  • Consecration of an altar without oil
  • Sign made over the chalice
  • Order of the ordination of deacons
  • Ordination of presbyters
  • Order of the Habit of monks
  • Order of the tonsure of monks, made by Rabban Pethion, the priest and monk
  • Order of the tonsure of nuns
  • Ordination of deaconesses
  • Ordination of Archdeacons
  • Order of installation of abbots
  • Order of the laying on of hands of a Bishop
  • Order of the perfection of a Bishop to Catholicos
  • Ordination of the Catholicos
  • The 'Onitha for Mar John Sulaqa, Catholicos Patriarch who was ordained in Rome the great by the hands of Pope Julius IV, composed by Mar 'Abdisho', Metropolitan of the tiny Gazarta
  • 'Abdisho (of Gazarta), 7-syllable poem on the Patriarch John
  • 'Abdisho (of Gazarta), A third song (7-syllable meter) mourning the death of Patr. John Sulaqa
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, canons and confessions
  • Prayer for the sick
  • Canons
  • Benedictions for when Bishops leave the city
  • Benedictions the Bishop performs which going to a monastery
  • Prayer of benediction when the Bishop leaves the monastery
  • Prayer for the Archimandrites with a benediction
  • Benediction the Bishop performs for scholars
  • Admonition for ordinations
Vat. sir. 361 1,711 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Exposition on the mysteries
Vat. sir. 425 1,558 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Fenqīthō (Syriac Rite, Western), collected by Dionysius bar Ṣalibi
Vat. sir. 581 Unknown Syriac
  • Writings of John of Dara and others (uncatalogued)
Harvard Ms Syr 130 1,888 CE Syriac

Catalog entry

  • ff. 1r/v Table of contents
  • ff. 2r Cross design
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi​
    • ff. 2v-23v Commentaries on Genesis
    • ff. 23v-37r Exodus
    • ff. 37r-45v Leviticus
    • ff. 45v-57r Numbers
    • ff. 57r-67r Deuteronomy
    • ff. 67v-79v Job
    • ff. 79v-81v Joshua
    • ff. 81v-84r Judges
    • ff. 84v-88r Samuel
    • ff. 88v-95r Kings
    • ff. 95r-103r-166r Psalms (introduction in 32 chapters by Moses bar Kepha, 95r-103r; commentary 103r-166r)
    • ff. 166v-179v Proverbs
    • ff. 179v-193r Ecclesiastes
    • ff. 193r-201r Song of Songs
    • ff. 201r/v A section on chronology entitled ʻAl qadimut nbiye ḥad men ḥabreh
    • ff. 201v-234r Isaiah
    • ff. 234v-250r Jeremiah
    • ff. 250r-271v Ezekiel
    • ff. 272r-282v Daniel
    • ff. 282v-286r Hippolytus on Susanna
    • ff. 286r-309r Twelve Prophets
    • ff. 309r-315v Bar Asira
    • ff. 315v-316v Colophons
    • ff. 316v Prayer
    • ff. 317r-318v Ephrem on Malachi (317r-v) and Joel (317v-318v)
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 39 (ASOM 00039) 1,900 CE Syriac
  • fol. 2v-280v Dionysius bar Ṣalībī, Commentary on the Old Testament
    • Title NS: ܦܘܫܩܐ ܕܕܝܬܝܩܝ ܥܬܝܩܬܐ
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 41 (ASOM 00041) 1,921 CE Syriac
  • fol. 5r-343v, Dionysius bar Ṣalībī, Commentary on the Old Testament