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
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. 236 1,194 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • f. 1-8r History of St. Anthony
  • f. 8v-20 History of St. Macarius the Great
  • f. 21-32 History of Bishoy
  • f. 33-39r History of Shenoude
  • f. 39v-54r History of Pachomius
  • f. 54v-85 History of Ss. Maximus and Domitius
  • f. 86-111 History of Malchus, of Clysma
  • f. 112-144 History of John, son of Zebedee, by Eusebius
  • f. 145-156 History of Xenophon, of his wife, Mary and of his sons, John and Arcadius
  • f. 157-183r History of Antigone and his wife, Euphraxia, and of their daughter Euphraxia
  • f. 183v-194r History of John Calybite
  • f. 194v-236r History of Serapion
  • f. 236v-273 History of the image which the Jews made at Tiberius, by Philotheus
  • f. 274-289 History of Archelides
  • f. 290-300 Martyrdom of James Intercissus
  • f. 301-327 History of Cyriac and of his mother Juliette
  • f. 328-337r History of Zosiumus and of the Rechabites
  • f. 337v-342 History of Peter the Publican
  • f. 343-348 History of Princess Onesima
  • f. 349-350r History of a Peter of the desert
  • f. 350v-351r History of another Peter of the desert
  • f. 351v-352 History of another Peter of the desert
  • f. 353-354 History of two brothers who lived in a monastery in Persia
  • f. 355-357r History of Paphnutius the spiritual merchant
  • f. 357v-359r History of a monk who had nine virtues
  • f. 359v-360 History of Ammon
  • f. 361ff. History of a secular person of Antioch