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
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi, 339 (DIYR 00339) 500 CE Syriac
  • Eusebius, of Caesarea, Bishop, Letter to Carpianus on the Gospel canons
  • ​Gospel canon tables
  • Gospels, Peshitta (Extant text covers Matthew 1:12-John 19:42. Text divided into paragraphs corresponding to the Ammonian sections, with Eusebian canon references)
Mingana Syriac 124 1,665 CE Syriac

See the catalog entry for Mingana 124

  • f. 1-12r List of lections from the Gospels to be read in the West Syrian Church liturgy
  • f. 12r-13v The letter of Eusebius to Carpianus concerning the Canons of the Gospels and the Ammonian sections
  • f. 14r-18v The list of the Canons of Eusebius
  • f. 19r-261v The four gospels (Harklean version)
    • f.19r-89r Gospel of Matthew (Harklean version)
    • f. 89v-141v Gospel of Mark (Harklean version)
    • f. 142r-220r Gospel of Luke (Harklean version)
    • f. 220v-261v Gospel of John (Harklean version)
Mingana Syriac 148 1,613 CE Syriac

See the catalog entry for Mingana 148

  • f. 1v-2v, 5, 7r-13v Moses Karkhāya (from Karkha of Pīrūz), Genealogies
  • f. 3v-4, 6r-7r A treatise containing a short history of each of the twelve Apostles and seventy disciples
  • f. 3 Names of eleven magi who brought offerings to Christ
  • f. 13v-328r New Testament (Peshitta Version, containing East Syrian Massora) 
    • f. 13v-53v Matthew
    • f. 53v-79r Mark
    • f. 79r-122v Luke
    • f. 122v-160r John
    • f. 160r-225r Acts and Catholic Epistles
    • f. 225v-327v Pauline Epistles
  • f. 328r-331v Eusebius of Caesarea, Treatise in which is the history and martyrdom of each of the twelve Apostles and each of the seventy Disciples
  • f. 332 List of the letters of the alphabet of St. Ephrem, Narsai, Simon Magus, Bardaisan, and the nine Indian letters
BnF syr. 33 500 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • Eusebian Tables
  • Four Gospels
BnF syr. 342 894 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • Peshitta New Testament
    • f. 1r-36r Matthew
    • f. 36r-57v Mark
    • f. 57v-95r Luke
    • f. 95r-122r John
    • f. 122v-158r Acts of the Apostles
    • f. 159r-162v James
    • f. 162v-166v 1 Peter
    • f. 166v-170r 1 John
    • f. 170r-249v Romans-Hebrews
    • f. 250r Reprise of Eusebius of Cesarea
Biblioteca Medica Laurenziana: Plutei 1.40 727 CE Syriac

See entry for Assemani 3 and Biscioni 40; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • The Four Gospels 
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Plutei 1.58 900 CE Syriac

See entry for Assemani 2 and Biscioni 58; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Letter of Eusebius of Caesarea to Carpianos
  • Eusebian Canons
  • The Four gospels 
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00339) Unknown Syriac
  • Eusebius of Caesarea, Letter to Carpianus on the Gospel Canons
  • Gospel Canon Tables
  • Gospels (Peshitta) (Extant text covers Mt 1:12-Jn 19:42)