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. 92 823 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani and in CPART

  • Binding
  • f. 1r-28v Ephrem, thirty-one Qole on the Deceased
  • f. 28v-31r Five Litanies (Gk. sunapte)
    • ​​a. for priests
    • b. for deacons
    • c. - e. for laity
  • f. 31r-48r Ephrem, Madrashe on the Deceased I-XXXVII
  • f. 48r-59r Ephrem, Memre on the Deceased I-IV
  • f. 59r-61r Isaac of Antioch, Memra on Deceased Priests and Deacons
  • f. 61r-66r Ephrem, Memre on the Deceased V-VII
  • f. 66v-79r Isaac of Antioch, Memre on the Deceased II-IX
  • f. 79v-90v Ephrem, Memre on the Dceased VIII-XIV
  • f. 90v-91v Isaac of Antioch, Memra on [Deceased] Youths
  • f. 91v-117v Jacob of Sarug, Memre on the Deceased I-XIII
  • f. 118r-123r Anonymous, Buya'e on the Deceased I-III
  • f. 123r-123v Ephrem, Madrasha on all the Deceased
  • f. 123v-130r Scriptural readings for deceased Bishops, Priests, and Deacons
  • Binding 
Vat. sir. 36 1,597 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry from Assemani

  • f. 1-34 Missal (Jacobite Rite)
    • Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles
    • Anaphora of Peter the Apostle
    • Anaphora of St. Eustathius
    • Anaphora of St. John (bishop of Haran Habura and Nisibis)
    • Anaphora of Dionysius bar Ṣalibi
  • Porphyry, Isagoge
  • The way of finding East
  • Bishop Moses, excerpts from Yaḥya ibn 'Adī
    • Against those who affirm that Christ was not truly crucified
    • Against those who maintain the Christian Gospel has been corrupted
    • The world was not from eternity
  • Bishop Moses, Excerpt from an Arabic grammar
  • Jacob of Sarug, a philosophical poem: On being, substance, and accidents
  • Baptismal Rite
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Syriac Grammar
  • Bishop Moses, Syriac-Arabic Lexicon
  • Catalog of the works of Bar 'Ebroyo
Vat. sir. 217 1,585 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Gabriel Barclay, Maronite Bishop of Nicosa, On the Sphere
  • Daniel the sage, On the Zodiac Signs
  • Berozi the teacher, to Theo
  • Astrologia & Lunarium
  • Gabriel Barclay, Metrical exposition on the Apocalypse of John
  • Prayers, benedictions, and absolutions (Syriac and Arabic)
  • Order of the benediction for the great Sunday
  • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Joseph
  • On the discovery of the body of Joseph under Arcadius and Honorius
  • On the children of Ephesus
  • Various memre
  • Calendar
  • History of animals
  • Hunayn of Hirta, excerpt on medicine
  • Ishō' bar 'Alī, Explination of exotic words
  • Utilizing plants, planets and herbs
  • Michael the Maronite Patriarch, Epistle to the king of the Franks (dated 1575)
  • 'Abdisho' the Catholicos, syriac memre
  • 'Abdisho' the patriarch of the Chaldeans
  • Creed of St. Athanasius
  • Isho'yahb of Nisibis (Bar Malkon), profession of the faith
  • Epistle of formularies
  • Profession of the faith
  • College rules of the Maronites
  • Mass for the Nativity
  • David bar Pawlos, Syriac Memre
  • On the seven climates, Syriac memre