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
Beinecke Syriac MS 8 1,225 CE Syriac

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  • f. 1r Pauline Epistles (fragment)
  • f. 1v-2v Questions by Queen Sheba to King Solomon
  • f. 3ra-4va Philoxenus of Mabbug, Letter to Patrikios of Edessa
  • f. 4vb Sayings, 2 by ? (Philoxenus?), 4 by Evagrius, 1 by Abba Isaiah
  • f. 4vb-7vb Philoxenus of Mabbug, Confessions of Faith
  • f. 7vb-9ra John of Lycopolis (or of Amapea), also the solitary, or "seer, and prophet", The Holy Commandments of the Gospel
  • f. 9ra-29va Commandments (from the gospels, the Pauline and Catholic Epistles, and the prophets
  • f. 29va-end¬†anonymous, about the Sacraments