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
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
Vat. sir. 194 1,459 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar
  • John bar Zo'bi, Syriac Grammar
  • John bar Zo'bi, On seven sections  of prayer
  • Bar Malkon, Poetic grammar
  • Distinction of sounds, homonyms
  • Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac and Arabic Nomenclature
  • Ishō' bar 'Alī