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
Vat. sir. 129 1,020 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Apostolic Constitutions
  • 'Abdisho' bar Brīkā, Collection of synodical canons
  • Synod of Timothy the Patriarch
  • 'Abidsho' bar Brīkā, Collection of synodical canons (part II)
  • Elijah of Nisibis, Letters to the Bishops and faithful Deacons
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 187 (SMMJ 00187) 1,817 CE Garshuni

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Baumstark 21*

  • fol. 1v-46v Elijah of Nisibis, Dissipation of sorrow. Selections
  • fol. 46v-78v Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Book of the dove. Selections
  • fol. 78v-141v, 330r-388v Shem'un II, Chariot of mysteries. Selections
  • fol. 142v-321v Book of chapters. Dialogue between master and disciple
  • fol. 322r-324v Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Canon with comments
  • fol. 324v-325r Sixth canon from the Council of Nicea
  • fol. 390v-403v Useful lessons from wise men
  • fol. 403v-414v Pseudo-Athanasius, Questions to Antiochus