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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 30b 700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 71 and Assemani 73; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 71 (XVI century)
    • f. 11v-28v- Assemani 71: Homilies of Jacob of Sarug (Garshuni)
      •  On the angel guarding paradise
      • On the explusion of Adam from Paradise
      • On Adam, whether he was created in a state of mortality or immortality
      • On the Thief on the Right
    • f. 29r-49r Ephrem Syrus, Ascetical sermon on penitence and contrition
  • Assemani 73 (VIII century)
    • The letters of Severus of Antioch translated into Syriac from Greek by Anastasius of Nisibis (A.D. 669)
      • f. 1r To the monks of the great monastery
      • f. 2r To Bishop Eleusinius
      • f. 3v To Archelaus of Tyre
      • f. 4r About Monks and monasteries, to Valeriana the deaconness and abbess
      • f. 5r To Iannia the deaconness and abbess
      • f. 6v Letter to Simeon, the abbot of the great monastery
      • f. 7r Letter to Nonnus, the Bishop of Seleucia
      • f. 9r Letter to Victor, the Bishop of Philadelphia
      • f. 9v Letter to Stephen, Bishop of Apamea
      • f. 10r Letter to the wife of Calliopius, the Patriarch with a diptych