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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00507) 1,635 CE Syriac
  • f. 1r-9r Gewargis Wardā, 'Onyatha related to the Rogation of the Ninevites
  • f. 9r-33r Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha for feasts of the liturgical year
  • f. 33v-36v 'Onitha on Stephen
  • f. 36v-40r 'Onitha on George the Martyr
  • f. 40v-57v Īsḥāq Shbadnāyā, 'Onyatha
  • f. 57v-82r 'Onitha on Shmoni and her sons
Borg. sir. 33 1,400 CE Syriac

​Catalog entry here

  • f. 2-31 Poem of Gabriel Qamṣa on Sabrisho', founder of the monastery of Beth-Qoqa
  • f. 32-81 Seventeen hymns of Khamis bar Qardahe on various subjects
  • f. 82-108 Six hymns of Giwargis Warda on the rogations
  • f. 109-115 Hymns of Mari bar Mšiḥaya on the Warda and on Solomon of Bastra on penitence
  • f. 116-137 Hymns of Khamis bar Qardahe on the feasts of our Lord and on Isho'sabran
  • f. 138-146 Poem of the priest, Isḥāq Shbadnāyā, on St. George
  • f. 147ff. Various hymns, homilies, and chants of Khamis on the cross, on providence, love and wine
Syriac 31. Hymns 1,512 CE Syriac



  • Gabriel Qamṣa: Hymn
  • Khamis bar Qardahe: 18 hymns
  • Gewargis Warda: 7 hymns 
  • Mara: Hymn
  • Gewargis Warda: 2 hymns 
  • Isḥāq Shbadnāyā: 3 hymns
  • Gewargis Warda: hymns 
  • St. Ephrem: 2 hymns
  • Berik'isus (a.k.a Bar Eskapha): hymn
  • Hymn on the feast of the nativity
  • Rabban Simeon Sanqalbad: hymn
  • Notes on chronology
  • Explacation of certain hymns 
  • Table of hymns and variants for the office
  • Chants (ܣܘܓܝܬܐ) for Sundays and feasts
  • Chant of Narsai
  • On Penitence and on the niece of Mar Abraham of Kidon
  • Hymns on St. Stephen and St. George
  • Chants for various feasts
Irbīl, Chaldean Archdiocese of Irbīl, MS 57 (ACE 00057) 1,800 CE Syriac
  • Gewargis Warda, The Book of the Rose
Kirkuk, Iraq, Chaldean Archdiocese of Kirkuk 76 (ACK 00076) 1,727 CE Syriac
  • Gewargis Wardā, Wardā (Syriac Rite, Eastern)