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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)
Vat. sir. 155 1,515 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • f. 1r Order of procession
  • f. 1r Order of approach to the door
  • f. 1r Order of foot-washing
  • f. 1v Order of adoration of the cross
  • f. 1v Order of absolution
  • f. 2r-2v Blessing of the table
  • f. 3r-6v Names and brief history of the fathers, prophets, and doctors
  • f. 6v On Jewish Fast days
  • f. 6v On the date of the creation of the world
  • f. 7r-7v Dionysius Barsalibi, exposition on priestly vestments
  • f. 7v-8r Preparation of the chrism
  • f. 8r-8v Consecration of the chrism
  • f. 8v-9r Order of foot-washing
  • f. 9r-9v Order of the succession of the second passion
  • f. 9r-9v Order of the adoration of the cross
  • f. 9v-16v Order of the Lord's resurrection
  • f. 17r Letter of Eusebius of Caesarea to Carpianus on gospel harmony
  • f. 17r-26v Dionysius Barsalibi, Prolegomena to the four gospels
  • f. 27r-31v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the four gospels, Preamble
  • f. 32r-149v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Matthew
  • f. 150r-160r Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Mark
  • f. 160v-201v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Luke
  • f. 202r-262v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of John
  • f. 263r-288r Daniel of Salah [Salaḥ], Exposition on the Psalms
  • f. 288v-290v Ephrem, A Profitable Warning
  • f. 290v-294r Ephrem, On Repentance
  • Binding
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
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
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 47 1,600 CE Syriac

See entry for Assemani 8; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • f. Iv-IIr Eusebius of Cesarea, Epistle to Carpianus, I
  • f. 1v-2r Eusebius of Cesarea, Genealogy of Christ I
  • f. 2v Eusebius of Cesarea, Genealogy of Christ II
  • f. 3v-4v Eusebius of Cesarea, Epistle to Carpianus II
  • f. 5v-14v Eusebian Canons
  • f. 15r-16r The doctrine which the blessed Theophilus, the virtuous child, received, which was written before the acts of the apostles
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