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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Borg. sir. 45 1,600 CE Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 2v-25v Memre featuring a single instance of a letter
  • f. 25v-47v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the End
  • f. 47v-49v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on Hospitality
  • f. 49v-53r Isaac of Antioch, Memra on Solitaries
  • f. 53r-64r Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Crucifixion
  • f. 64v-79v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Shemun and Guria
  • f. 79v-88r Ephrem Syrus, Memra on Godly Humility
  • f. 89r-89v Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 89v-91v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Burial of Moses
  • f. 91v-94r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 95v-97r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 97r-98r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 98r-99r Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 99r-101r Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 101r-101v Isaac of Antioch, Memra
  • f. 101v-102v Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 102v-114v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the Solitaries
  • f. 114v-119r Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the Path of Righteousness
  • f. 119-122r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 122v-140v IJacob of Sarug, Memra on the Apostle Paul
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Borg. sir. 117 1,868 CE Syriac

Syriac Masora; see note in Scher

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  • f. 1r-13r Genesis
  • f. 13r-20v Exodus
  • f. 21r-26v Leviticus
  • f. 26v-36v Numbers
  • f. 36v-46v Deuteronomy
  • f. 47r-48r On the person Job
  • f. 48r-57r Job
  • f. 57r-58r Concerning Job
  • f. 58r-66v Joshua
  • f. 66v-73v Judges
  • f. 73v-89v 1-2 Samuel
  • f. 89v-105v Psalms
  • f. 105v-122r Kings
  • f. 122r-137v Isaiah
  • f. 137v-155v Minor Prophets
  • f. 155v-173v Jeremiah
  • f. 174r-186r Ezekiel
  • f. 186r-192v Daniel
  • f. 193r-200v Proverbs
  • f. 200v-207v Wisdom
  • f. 207v-210r Kohelet
  • f. 210r-212r Song of Songs
  • f. 212v-212v Ruth
  • f. 212v-213r Esther
  • f. 213r-213v Judith
  • f. 213v-223r Ben Sira
  • f. 223r-233v Acts
  • f. 233v-234v Epistle of James
  • f. 234v-235r Epistle of Peter
  • f. 235v-236r Epistle of John
  • f. 236v-238r On Paul
  • f. 238r-241v Romans
  • f. 242r-245r 1 Corinthians
  • f. 245r-247v 2 Corinthians
  • f. 247v-249r Galatians
  • f. 249r-250v Ephesians
  • f. 250v-251v Philippians
  • f. 251v-252v Colossians
  • f. 252v-253v 1 Thessalonians
  • f. 253v-254r 2 Thessalonians
  • f. 254r-255r 1 Timothy
  • f. 255v-256v 2 Timothy
  • f. 256v-257v Titus
  • f. 257v-258r Philemon
  • f. 258r-261v Hebrews
  • f. 261v-271v Matthew
  • f. 271v-276v Mark
  • f. 276v-286v Luke
  • f. 286v-292v John
  • f. 292v-297v Acts (Harklean Version)
  • f. 297v-299v Romans (Harklean Version)
  • f. 300r-301r 1 Corinthians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 301v-302r 2 Corinthians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 302r-302v Galatians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 302v-303r Ephesians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 303r-303v Colossians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 303v-303v 1 Thessalonians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 303v-304r 2 Thessalonians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 304r-304v Titus (Harklean Version)
  • f. 304v-304v Philemon (Harklean Version)
  • f. 304v-307r Matthew (Harklean Version)
  • f. 307r-308r Mark (Harklean Version)
  • f. 308r-310v Luke (Harklean Version)
  • f. 310v-312 John (Harklean Version)
  • f. 312r-312r Colophon (of apograph)
  • f. 312v-316v Letter of Jacob of Edessa on Orthography
  • f. 316v-320r Letter of Jacob of Edessa on Persons and Tenses
  • f. 320r-321v On the Masora by Thomas the Deacon
  • f. 321v-323r Masora of Epiphanius
  • f. 323r-325r Translation of Greek terms
  • f. 325r-327v Translation of Hebrew Terms
  • f. 327v-335r Translation of terms in Hebrew and other languages
  • f. 335v-337v Homographs vocalized and pointed
  • f. 337v-337v Names of Biblical Books
  • f. 338r-338v Prophets who prophesied but did not write down their prophesies.
  • f. 338v-339r Extracts from Epiphanius
  • f. 339r-340r Ephrem Syrus, On the Formation of Man
  • f. 340r-340v Colophon (Of antigraph)
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Borg. sir. 128 1,720 CE Syriac

A more detailed description can be found on the following page: Kristian S. Heal, “Vatican Borgia Syriac 128: A New Description,” entry published March 31, 2014, cpart.byu.edu: The Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Brigham Young University.

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  • f. 1r-67v History of Mary
  • f. 67v-71v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Burial of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 71v-78v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 78v-99r Anonymous, Memra on the Holy Bearer of God
  • f. 99r-104v Anonymous, Another memra on the Feast of the Ears of Wheat and on the Praises of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 104v Note
  • f. 104v-111r Timothy of Gargar, Memra on the departure of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 111r Note
  • f. 111r-112r Anonymous, A Miracle Worked by Mary at Apamea
  • f. 112r-129r Jacob of Sarug, On the Martyrdom of Behnam and his Companions I
  • f. 129r-151v Jacob of Sarug, On the Martyrdom of Behnam and his Companions II
  • f. 151v Colophon
  • f. 152r-159r Jacob of Sarug, On Simeon the Stylite
  • f. 159r-170v Jacob of Sarug, On the Maccabean Martyrs Shmuni and her Children
  • f. 170v-175v Jacob of Sarug, on Mor Sharbel
  • f. 175v Note
  • f. 176r-181v Jacob of Sarug, On the Last Judgment and Gehenna
  • f. 181v Note
  • f. 181v-184v Ephrem Syrus, On Humility
  • f. 184v-185v [An Acrostic] On Pity in the Metre of Mor Jacob
  • f. 185v-188v Ephrem Syrus, On Job
  • f. 188v-193v Jacob of Sarug, On the Discovery of the Cross
  • f. 193v-199r Jacob of Sarug, Memra in Praise of John the Baptist
  • f. 199v Colophon
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Vat. sir. 92 823 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani and in CPART

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  • f. 1r-28v Ephrem, thirty-one Qole on the Deceased
  • f. 28v-31r Five Litanies (Gk. sunapte)
    • ​​a. for priests
    • b. for deacons
    • c. - e. for laity
  • f. 31r-48r Ephrem, Madrashe on the Deceased I-XXXVII
  • f. 48r-59r Ephrem, Memre on the Deceased I-IV
  • f. 59r-61r Isaac of Antioch, Memra on Deceased Priests and Deacons
  • f. 61r-66r Ephrem, Memre on the Deceased V-VII
  • f. 66v-79r Isaac of Antioch, Memre on the Deceased II-IX
  • f. 79v-90v Ephrem, Memre on the Dceased VIII-XIV
  • f. 90v-91v Isaac of Antioch, Memra on [Deceased] Youths
  • f. 91v-117v Jacob of Sarug, Memre on the Deceased I-XIII
  • f. 118r-123r Anonymous, Buya'e on the Deceased I-III
  • f. 123r-123v Ephrem, Madrasha on all the Deceased
  • f. 123v-130r Scriptural readings for deceased Bishops, Priests, and Deacons
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Vat. sir. 103 pt. 1 861 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani 

Catenae Severi

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  • f. 1v-32r Genesis (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 32r-44r Genesis (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 44r-52r Exodus (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 52r-57r Leviticus (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 57r-59v Numbers (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 59v-63r Deuteronomy (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 63r-65r Job (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 65r-66r Joshua (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 66r-67r Judges (Attributed to Jacob of Edessa)
  • f. 67r-72v Exodus (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 72v-76r Leviticus (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 76r-80r Numbers (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 80r-85v Deuteronomy (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 86r-91r Job (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 91v-95r Joshua (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 95r-99v Judges (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 100r-114r 1-2 Samuel (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 114v-132v 1-2 Kings (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 133r-134v Hosea (Attributed to Ephrem) (Continued in Vat. sir. 103 pt. 2)
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Vat. sir. 103 pt. 2 861 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 135r-136r Hosea continued (Attributed to Ephrem) (Continued from Vat. sir. 103. pt. 1)
  • f. 136v-139v Amos (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 139v-143v Micah (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 143v-145r Joel (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 145r-145v Obadiah (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 146r-153v Zachariah (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 153v-155r Malachi (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 155r-166r Ezekiel (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 166r-175v Jeremiah (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 175v-176r Lamentations (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 176v-181v Song of Songs (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 181v-190v Daniel (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 190v-217v Isaiah (Attributed to Ephrem)
  • f. 218r-238v Isaiah (Attributed to Cyril of Alexandria)
  • f. 238v-240r Proverbs of Solomon
  • f. 240r-247v Kohelet (Ecclesiastes)
  • f. 247r Colophon
  • f. 247 Romans (Continued in Vat. sir. 103 pt. 3)
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Vat. sir. 110 500 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani and the manuscript description from CPART.

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  • f. 1v-76r Ephrem Syrus, Commentary on Genesis
  • f. 76r-95v Ephrem Syrus, Commentary on Exodus
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Vat. sir. 111 522 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1r-22v Ephrem Syrus, Hymns on the Church
  • f. 23v-50v Ephrem Syrus, Hymns on Virginity
  • f. 51v-94r Ephrem Syrus, Hymns on Faith
  • f. 94v-128v Ephrem Syrus, Hymns against Heresies
  • f. 128v-142r Ephrem Syrus, Hymns on Paradise
  • Colophon
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Vat. sir. 112 551 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 2v-39v Ephrem Syrus, Hymns on Paradise (1-11, 12 v. 1-4, 6, 15)
  • f. 39v-92v Hymns on Nativity
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Vat. sir. 113 552 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • Ephrem Syrus, Hymns on Faith
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