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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Sachau 302; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 27 600 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 27

  • f. 1-9r Selections of the work of Mark the Monk (Includes the tractate against the Melchizedekians)
  • f. 9r-11v Another work of Mark the Monk, on Malchus
  • f. 11v-13v Letter of St. Anthony to the monks of all the East
  • f. 13v-16r Letter of John of Thebes
  • f. 16r-19v Letter of Jacob the Seer
  • f. 19v-21v Memra of John Chrysostom on Repentance
  • f. 21v-22r Ephrem Syrus, from the Memra against Bardaisan
  • f. 22r-29v Evagrius Ponticus, Teaching and correction for the solitary brothers in the wilderness
  • f. 30r-41v Evagrius Ponticus, On the perfection of Disciplines
  • f. 41v-42v Evagrius Ponticus, Asceticon
  • f. 42v-54v Evagrius Ponticus, Antirhetikos
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (C2: n12-86) Unknown Sogdian, Syriac
  • Matyrium of St. Pethion
  • Dādišo‛ Qaṭrāyā, commentary on the 15th Homily of Abba Isaiah
  • Legend of the seven sleepers of Ephesus
  • Martyrdom of the Holy Barba‛šemin
  • Martyrdom of the 120 martyrs and of the Holy Barba‛šemin
  • Martyrdom of St. Šahdost
  • *Perhaps part of the homily of Babai of Nisibis, "On the Final Evil Hour"
  • Commentary on the Liturgy; Unidentified Homily
  • Apophthegmata Patrum?
  • Martyrdom of St. Eustathius
  • Evagrius Ponticus, Antirrheticus 
  • Possibly Evagrius Ponticus, Antirrheticus
  • Unidentified
  • Probably part of the homily, "On the divine grace toward creation"
  • Apostolic Canons
  • Apostolic Canons/Commentary on the Liturgy
Vat. sir. 126 pt. 2 1,253 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

pp. 397-end (Begins with Abba Isaiah the Monk)

  • 'Enanisho', Paradise of the Fathers
    • Book 1: Palladius, Bishop of Heleopolis
    • Book 2: Palladius (Begins in this section)
    • ​Lives of the Fathers according to St. Jerome
    • Book 4: Apophthegmata Patrum 
    • Doctrine and Admonitions of the Fathers on the monastic institution
    • Abba Evagrius, Sermons
    • Abba Anthony, Letters to the monastic brothers 
    • St. Macarius of Egypt, sermons
    • St. Macarius of Egypt, epistles
    • St. Macarius the Alexandrian, Sermons
    • Abraham Nathpar, sermons
    • Ammon the monk and Bishop of Oxyrinchus, letters
    • St. Xystus of Rome, sermons
    • John of Dalyatha, sermons
    • Gregory the Monk on the isle of Cyprus, sermons
    • John of Thebes, sermons
    • St. Basil the Great, Monstaic institutions, Questions and answers from the brethren
      • Letter to his brother Gregory of Nyssa
      • Paranaetic Chapter
      • Ascetic Chatper
    • Jacob of Sarug, letter on the ascetic way
      • Letter to an abbot on the soul
      • Letter about the virtuous men
    • Philoxenus of Mabbug, on the one whose desire is changed toward refraining from the priesthood
      • Letter to the monks of Amid
    • St. Ephrem, sermon
    • St. Mark the hermit, paranaetic sermon