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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 42 (SMMJ 00042) 1,500 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber. Title: "Volume of the names and readings of the Old and New Testaments according to the tradition of [the monastery of] Qarqapta." (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 1-5; SMC 1-5); See entry in Baumstark 1*. Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • pp. 2-153 Old Testament (Syriac Masorah)
    • pp. 2-12 Genesis
    • pp. 12-18 Exodus
    • pp. 18-22 Leviticus
    • pp. 22-29 Numbers
    • pp. 29-35 Deuteronomy
    • pp. 35-41 Joshua
    • pp. 41-45 Judges
    • pp. 45-53 Job
    • pp. 53-64 I and II Samuel
    • pp. 64-74 I and II Kings
    • pp. 74-86 Psalms
    • pp. 86-91 Proverbs
    • pp. 91-96 Wisdom
    • pp. 96-98 Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth)
    • pp. 98-100 Song of Songs
    • pp. 100-111 Isaiah
    • pp. 111-119 Twelve minor Prophets
    • pp. 119-133 Books of Jeremiah
      • pp. 119-129 Jeremiah
      • pp. 129-131 Lamentations of Jeremiah
      • pp. 131 Prayer of Jeremiah
      • pp. 131-132 First Baruch
      • p. 132 Second Baruch
      • pp. 132-133 Epistle of Jeremiah
    • pp. 133-141 Ezekiel
    • pp. 141-146 Daniel
      • pp. 141-144 Prophecy of Daniel
      • pp. 144-145 Bel and the Dragon
      • pp. 145-146 Susanna
    • pp. 146-153 Ben Sirach
  • pp. 153-200 New Testament (Peshitta)
    • pp. 153-160 Acts
    • pp. 160-162 Catholic Epistles (only James, 1 Peter, and 1 John)
    • pp. 162-175 Pauline Epistles
    • pp. 176-185 Matthew
    • pp. 185-189 Mark
    • pp. 189-196 Luke
    • pp. 196-200 John
  • pp. 201-214v Names and readings of the New Testament according to the tradition of Thomas of Harkel
    • pp. 201-204 Acts
    • pp. 204-209 Pauline Epistles
    • pp. 209-214 Gospels
  • pp. 215-263 Names and readings of the Orthodox Doctors
    • p. 215 (Pseudo-) Dionysius the Areopagite
    • pp. 216-219 St. Basil
    • pp. 219-247 St. Gregory the Theologian (Nazianzus)
    • pp. 247-249 Letters of Basil and Gregory
    • pp. 249-263 Severus of Antioch
  • p. 263 The names that are in the Revelation according to John, the evangelist and apostle
  • pp. 263-267 Letter of St. Jacob, Bishop of Edessa, concerning the dots
  • pp. 267-272 Letter of St. Jacob, Bishop of Edessa to George, Bishop of Sarug
  • pp. 272-283 Names and readings of Epiphanius
  • pp. 284-292 Interpretations of the Hebrew words and of other peoples that are included in the books of the holy prophets which have been gathered with great diligence from the tradition of the Seventy-Two Translators and from the revision of Jacob of Edessa
  • pp. 292-296 Rabban Yohannan (called Beth-Qaddishe, disciple of Maron), Discourse on the Incarnation in view of the orthodox faith of the holy Fathers
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 169 (SMMJ 00169) 1,781 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 1r-135v Homilies (Syriac, Garshuni)
    • Includes homilies by Michael the Syrian, John Chrysostom, Ephrem of Nisibis, Jacob of Serugh, Gregory of Nyssa, Basil of Caesarea, and Epiphanius of Constantia in Cyprus
  • fol. 136v-145r Story of Saint Michael in Dayr al-Samaka at the gate of Mardin (Garshuni)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 170 (SMMJ 00170) 1,596 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • Includes texts by Isaac of Nineveh, Ephrem of Nisibis, Basil of Caesarea, John Chrysostom, Jacob of Serugh, Athanasius of Alexandria, Gregory of Nyssa, Cyril of Alexandria, Epiphanius of Constantia, and Bar Hebraeus. Narratives in the collection include story of a penitent demon and some monks, fol. 189v-192r; story of the merchant and his wife, fol. 235v-236v