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. 135 700 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1v-6r Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, Letter to Abbot Simeon on the translation of the Psalter from Greek into Syriac
  • f. 6r-13v A reply from Abbot Simeon to Barlaha. Fol. 6a
  • f. 13v-17r Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, A Letter concerning Faith
  • f. 17r-19v Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, A Letter to Emperor Zeno on the incarnation of God the Word
  • f. 19v-24r Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, A Letter to the Monks of Beth Gogal
  • f. 24r-27r Bishop Simeon of Beth Arsham, A Letter concerning Barsauma and the Heresies of the Nestorians
  • f. 27r-27v The Names of the Catholis in the Land of the Persians from the Apostles to the Shah Peroz (459-84)
  • f. 27v-28r Responses of the Blessed Mor Severus
  • f. 28r-57v Florilegium
  • f. 57v-71v Florilegium
  • f. 71v-77r Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, Dispute with a learned Nestorian concerning Ephesians 1:17
  • f. 77r-80v Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, A Disputation on the Nestorians and the Orthodox
  • f. 80v-87r An explication of the blasphemy of the Manicheans 
  • f. 87r-92r Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, Another against the Nestorians
  • f. 92r-93r Philoxenus, Bishop of Hierapolis, Another set of responses against the two natures
  • f. 93r-100r Jacob of Sarug, Letter to Isaac of Gabula
  • f. 100r-102v Sayings of the Philosophers
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