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*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
Borg. sir. 45 1,600 CE Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 2v-25v Memre featuring a single instance of a letter
  • f. 25v-47v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the End
  • f. 47v-49v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on Hospitality
  • f. 49v-53r Isaac of Antioch, Memra on Solitaries
  • f. 53r-64r Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Crucifixion
  • f. 64v-79v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Shemun and Guria
  • f. 79v-88r Ephrem Syrus, Memra on Godly Humility
  • f. 89r-89v Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 89v-91v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Burial of Moses
  • f. 91v-94r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 95v-97r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 97r-98r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 98r-99r Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 99r-101r Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 101r-101v Isaac of Antioch, Memra
  • f. 101v-102v Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 102v-114v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the Solitaries
  • f. 114v-119r Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the Path of Righteousness
  • f. 119-122r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 122v-140v IJacob of Sarug, Memra on the Apostle Paul
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Borg. sir. 128 1,720 CE Syriac

A more detailed description can be found on the following page: Kristian S. Heal, “Vatican Borgia Syriac 128: A New Description,” entry published March 31, 2014, cpart.byu.edu: The Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Brigham Young University.

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  • f. 1r-67v History of Mary
  • f. 67v-71v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Burial of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 71v-78v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 78v-99r Anonymous, Memra on the Holy Bearer of God
  • f. 99r-104v Anonymous, Another memra on the Feast of the Ears of Wheat and on the Praises of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 104v Note
  • f. 104v-111r Timothy of Gargar, Memra on the departure of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 111r Note
  • f. 111r-112r Anonymous, A Miracle Worked by Mary at Apamea
  • f. 112r-129r Jacob of Sarug, On the Martyrdom of Behnam and his Companions I
  • f. 129r-151v Jacob of Sarug, On the Martyrdom of Behnam and his Companions II
  • f. 151v Colophon
  • f. 152r-159r Jacob of Sarug, On Simeon the Stylite
  • f. 159r-170v Jacob of Sarug, On the Maccabean Martyrs Shmuni and her Children
  • f. 170v-175v Jacob of Sarug, on Mor Sharbel
  • f. 175v Note
  • f. 176r-181v Jacob of Sarug, On the Last Judgment and Gehenna
  • f. 181v Note
  • f. 181v-184v Ephrem Syrus, On Humility
  • f. 184v-185v [An Acrostic] On Pity in the Metre of Mor Jacob
  • f. 185v-188v Ephrem Syrus, On Job
  • f. 188v-193v Jacob of Sarug, On the Discovery of the Cross
  • f. 193v-199r Jacob of Sarug, Memra in Praise of John the Baptist
  • f. 199v Colophon
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Borg. sir. 10 Unknown Syriac

Homilies of the Fathers: Catalog entry link

  • Eleven homilies of Isaac of Antioch, Jacob of Sarug, Isaac of Ninevah, and of St. Ephrem on the ascetic life and on the incarnation
  • A Memra composed by a certain bishop on the seven climates of the earth and on the variations of the climates
  • Canons of the Holy Fathers on the Christian life, on the liturgy, and on the sacrifice