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
Vat. sir. 109 692 CE Syriac

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  • Binding
  • f. 1r Aba Isaiah, Ascetic Epistle (beginning mutilated)
  • f. 2r-4r John of Constantinople, First homily on the Prodigal Son
  • f. 4r-6r John [of Constantinople], Second homily on the Prodigal Son
  • f. 6r-7v Third homily on the Prodigal Son
  • f. 7v-11r John of Constantinople, Homily on the turtle dove
  • f. 11r-21r John of Constantinople, On the Psalm: "As a deer calls out to a brook of water, so my soul calls out to you, God"
  • f. 21r-24v John of Constantinople, On wealth and poverty
  • f. 24v-25v John of Constantinople, Why it is necessary for parents to have self-will
  • f. 25v-27v John of Constantinople, from the 62nd homily, about those who mourn without measure over death
  • f. 27v-28v John of Constantinople, from the first homily to Stagirius, on "We shall endure temptation, for one is sent for our aid, even if we should be handed over to the chastisement of a demon"
  • f. 28v-30v Jacob of Sarug, On the nativity of the Lord
  • f. 30v-34r Homily on the epiphany of the Lord
  • f. 34r-38r Homily on the ieiunio quadragesimali [Great Lent]
  • f. 38r-43r Homily on the dominica hosannarum [Festival of Hosannas; Palm Sunday]
  • f. 43r-47r Mar Jacob, Homily on the sixth day of the passion of the Lord [Holy Friday]
  • f. 47v-51r Homily on the dominica resurrectionis domini [Pascha]
  • f. 51v-56v John of Constantinople, Homily on the psalm: "I will guard my way, and I will not sin with my tongue"
  • f. 56v-65r Letter of Mar Jacob, Abbot of the Naphesciate Monastery
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