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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.

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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Sachau 216; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 93 1,882 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 216

  • f. 5v-31r Elijah of Nisibis, Grammar 
  • f. 31v-215v John Bar Zo'bi, Large Grammar
  • f. 215v-226r John Bar Zo'bi, Metrical Grammar
  • f. 226r-226v John Bar Zo'bi, Short description of Syriac punctuation points
  • f. 226v-231r A philosophical poem in seven-syllable meter
  • f. 231r-235r A riddle with the answer in seven-syllable meter
  • f. 235r-240v An overview about the whole formation of Syriac grammar from the stem ܒܙ
  • f. 240v-242v Signature
Syriac-Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo: The Book of the Interpreter 1,524 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

Elijah of Nisibis (975-1046), The Book of the Interpreter (A more detailed description can be found here)

Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00022) 1,682 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v Syriac Grammar
  • f. 2r-8v Bar Qardāḥe, Khāmīs, Wine poems
  • f. 9r Liturgical notes
  • f. 9v-17v Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar (abridged)
  • f. 18r-136v Bar Zō'bī, Yōḥannān, Syriac Grammar
  • f. 137r-144v Bar Zō'bī, Yōḥannān, Brief metrical grammar
  • f. 144v-145r Bar Zō'bī, Yōḥannān, Homily on philosophy, in the meter of Jacob
  • f. 145r-146r Commentary on the previous text
  • f. 146r-146v Metrical treatise on points
  • f. 147r-152r Homily on the divisions of philosophers, in the meter of Ephrem
  • f. 152v-153r Epiphanius, Bishop of Constantia in Cyprus, On weights and measures
  • f. 153r On fate
  • f. 153r On the kinds of conception
  • f. 153r-153v On one person (ܦܪܨܘܦܐ)
  • f. 153v-155v Calendrical text
  • f. 155v How to determine if a sick person will live or die
  • f. 156r-156v On the months of the Arabs, in the seven-syllable meter
  • f. 157r-158v Shlemon, Bishop of Basra, Calendrical text
  • f. 158v On the years from Adam to the present time
  • f. 158v 'Abdisho' bar Brikā, On the events of Jesus' life, from the Book of the principles of religion
  • f. 159r-162r Bar Qardaḥe, Khāmīs, Homily on the letters of the Alphabet
  • f. 162r Calculating Islamic years
  • f. 163v On barren women
  • f. 164r Cures and spells
  • f. 164v Notes on reckoning years
  • f. 164v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, short poem on a monk
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00465) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

f. 1r-126v Elijah of Nisibis, Book of the Translator

Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00023) 1,796 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 2r-6v Miracles of the Virgin Mary (Arabic)
  • f. 7v-46v Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar (Syriac)
  • f. 55v-146r Liturgical miscellany (Garshuni, Syriac)
    • Includes parts for ordination (55v)
    • Consecration of the altar and eucharistic vessels (81v-88v)
    • Joseph II, The washing of the feet (92r)
    • Portions for the sick and dying (99v)
  • f. 146v-149r Sentences on grammar and other subjects (in verse, various meters) (Syriac)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00011) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-7v Story of the boy whose parents wanted to sacrifice him
  • f. 7v-15r Story of a king's son
  • f. 15v-22v Story of Eugenia
  • f. 22v-33v Story of Solomon, son of David, and what happened to him with the ant, and what he saw of the marvels of laziness
  • f. 33v-36v Supplication and hymn to God
  • f. 36v-38v On divinity and deity
  • f. 38v-43r Supplication and hymn to God
  • f. 43r-48v Story of Susanna the pious
  • f. 48v-50v Narrative on the Cross of Jesus
  • f. 51r-60r Story of the Forty Martyrs
  • f. 60v-62r Eliyā of Nisibis, Hymn
  • f. 62r-64v Story of 'Āzār the poor
  • f. 64v-71r Prayer of Cyprian
  • f. 71r-93r Virtues on which Peter and Paul, the elect Apostles, agreed
  • f. 93v-94v Christmas Homily
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00020) 1,458 CE Syriac
  • f. 1r-7r Elijah of Nisibis, Grammar
  • f. 7v-182r John bar Zo'bi, Grammar
  • f. 182v-191v John bar Zo'bi, Brief Metrical Grammar
  • f. 191v-199v On the difference between the terms kyānāi and qnomā, and between parṣopā and appē
  • f. 199v-200r Metrical treatise on points
  • f. 200r-211r Isho'yahb bar Malkon, Metrical treatise on points, in the meter of Jacob
  • f. 211r-212v On the composition of causes: naturally, logically, and grammatically
  • f. 212v-219r Homily on the divisions of philosophy, in the meter of Ephrem
  • f. 219r-220r John bar Zo'bi, Homily on Philosophy, in the meter of Jacob
  • f. 220r Metrical list of Syriac particles, in the meter of Ephrem
  • f. 220v-234r John bar Zo'bi, Homily on four philosophical problems, in the meter of Ephrem
  • f. 235r-235v On the years from Adam to the present time
  • f. 235v-242r Calendrical text
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00021) 1,700 CE Syriac
  • f. 1v-39r Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar
  • f. 39r-270v John bar Zo'bi, Syriac Grammar
  • f. 270v-284v John bar Zo'bi, Brief metrical Grammar
  • f. 284v-285v John bar Zo'bi, Short metrical treatise on points
  • f. 285v Metrical list of Syriac particles, meter of Ephrem
  • f. 285v-293v On the difference between the terms kyānā and qnōmā, and parṣōpā and appē
  • f. 293v-309 Metrical treatise on points, meter of Jacob
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00025) 1,731 CE Syriac
  • f. 2v-49r Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar
  • f. 51v-78r Liturgical miscellany
Sachau 67; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 115 1,600 CE Garshuni

See catalog entry for Sachau 67

  • Dialogue between Elijah of Nisibis and the Vizier Abulkāsim Al-Ḥusaini

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