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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 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 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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00466) 1,700 CE Arabic, Syriac

See Scher's note on Mardin 73

  • f. 1v-9v Elijah III, Consolatory discourses (Arabic)
  • f. 10r-12r Credo of the Church of the East (Arabic)
  • f. 13v-140r Elijah of Nisibis, Book of the Translator (Arabic, Syriac)
  • f. 143v-200r Gewargīs Wardā, 'Onyatha related to the celebration of the Rogation of the Ninevites