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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00354) 1,682 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-97r Psalter
  • f. 97r-108v Canticles of Praise
  • f. 109r-113r Homily 
  • f. 113r-119r John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance, love, and faith
  • f. 119r-126r John Chrysostom, Homily on Psalm 6
  • f. 127r-131v Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Holy Mysteries, Confession, and repentance
  • f. 132r-137v John Chrysostom, Homily on repentance and the rebuke of the soul
  • f. 137v-142v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the End and the punishment of the world
  • f. 142v-155v Basil of Caesarea, Homily on repentance, on poor Lazarus and the rich man
  • f. 155v-163v John Chrysostom, Homily on the first day of creation
  • f. 163v-169r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on repentance and for baptism
  • f. 169r-173r Gregory Nazianzus, Homily on the Nativity of our Lord
  • f. 173r-178v John Chrysostom, Homily on the Ten Virgins
  • f. 178v-183r John Chrysostom, Homily on Abraham and Isaac, when he took his son to sacrifice him
  • f. 183r-194v John Chrysostom, Homily on Judas's betrayal of Christ
  • f. 194v-202r John Chrysostom, Homily on Peter's denial of Jesus
  • f. 202r-207v John Chrysostom, Homily on the Lord's words, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass by me"
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00398) 1,583 CE Arabic, Latin, Persian, Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 95

  • f. 1v-5v Homily for the blessed brethren (Syriac)
  • f. 5v-13v Homily on Repentance (Syriac)
  • f. 15v Story about a monk from Najran (Arabic)
  • f. 16v-53r Gregory bar Hebraeus, On Perfection with additions and commentaries by Khamis bar Qardahe and Īsho'yahb bar Mqaddam (Syriac)
  • f. 53v-55v Ode on the soul, with commentary by Khamis bar Qardahe (Syriac)
  • f. 56r-75r Khamis bar Qardahe, Homilies (Syriac)
  • f. 76v-77r Isho'yahb bar Malkon, Book of Instruction (Syriac) 
  • f. 78v-144v Homily on Rabban Hormizd (Syriac)
  • f. 147v-160v 'Onitha: Pearl of Knowledge (Syriac)
  • f. 172v-182v 'Onitha for the commemoration of Yuliṭa and her son (Syriac)
  • f. 183v-197v 'Abdishō' of Gazarta, Homily on the homonyms (Syriac)
  • f. 198r-203v Riddles (Syriac)
  • f. 204r-204v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Turgama of Cyriacus (Syriac)
  • f. 205r-208v Homily of Rogation (Syriac)
  • f. 208v-212v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Dismissal prayers in strophes  (Syriac)
  • f. 212v-216v 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 216v-217v Homily about bad time (Syriac)
  • f. 218r-222r Ephrem Syrus, Sermon on Reprehension V (Syriac)
  • f. 223r-227r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the mysteries of our Lord in the Old Testament (Syriac)
  • f. 227v-232v Credo of the true Orthodox (Syriac)
  • f. 232v-233v Credo of Isho'panaḥ, who was accused of drinking the poison of paganism (Syriac)
  • f. 234v-243r Excerprs from various canonical texts on the election of a patriarch and his rights (Syriac)
  • f. 243v-245r Khamis bar Qardahe, Brief note on heresies and on the pagan gods that were abolished through the coming of Christ (Latin, Persian, Syriac)
  • f. 245v-246v Homily that awakens and exhorts and incites penitents (Syriac)
  • f. 247r-248r Homily about a Syrian Orthodox Patriarch (Syriac)
  • f. 248r-256r 'Abdisho' of Gazarta, Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 256r-258r Riddles (Syriac)
  • f. 258r-266v Poems (Syriac)
  • f. 267r-274v Disputation between a monk of Bet Ḥale and an Arab notable (Syriac)
  • f. 274v-277v On the Trinity (in questions and answers) and other liturgical matters (Syriac)
  • f. 278r-280r Names of the prophets (Syriac)
  • f. 280r-281r On the cities of pagan kingdoms (Syriac)
  • f. 281v-299r Isho'dad of Merv, Excerpts from the Commentary on the New Testament (Syriac)
  • f. 299r-310v Questions on the Pentateuch (Syriac)
  • f. 310v-312v On the barbarious nations that do not know writing and god (Syriac)
  • f. 313r-334v Computus and other astronomical and historical reckonings (Syriac)
  • f. 335v-344v Rite of reception of an ordained bishop
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 58; 3/16 (DIYR 00190) 1,910 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, the Cream of Wisdom [Selections]
  • List of the Syriac and Arabic works of Bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, Homily
  • List of the Patriarchs of Antioch
  • John bar Ma'dani, praises and prayers
  • John bar Ma'dani, Hymns for the Lord's feast
  • Book of guidance about the ranks of deacons
  • Collection of services
  • Jacob of Edessa, List of feasts
  • John bar Ma'dani, On our God who became man on behalf of us
  • John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the seizure of Edessa
  • Daniel ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, Book on the foundations of religion
  • World is a bodily behavior
  • Homily on Mar Matthew from the mountain Alfaf
  • Canon on how it is necessary to perform church prayer
  • Morning Gospel reading for Children
  • On the Assumption of our Lady Mary and how the Apostles gathered on the day of her death
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, For Priests
  • Jacob of Sarug, Commentary on Deuteronomy. Selections
  • Philoxenus of Mabbug, on the Prophets
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the homily on the love of God
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the Holy Mar Jacob
  • From the Works of the Holy Fathers
  • Daniel of Salaḥ, Commentary on Psalm 8
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On performing the sign of the cross with one finger
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On the Trisagion
  • Timothy Isaac, Selections from the Holy Fathers against the Chalcedonians
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
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 153 (SMMJ 00153) 1,900 CE Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Macler 21.

  • fol. 1v-3r Selections from the Apostles, prophets, and Orthodox Fathers
  • fol. 3r-5v Jacob of Serugh, selections
  • fol. 5v-8v Commandments from the Gospel
  • fol. 9r-13v Philoxenus of Mabbug, Letter to Patricius
  • fol. 13v-17v Philoxenus of Mabbug, Confession of faith
  • fol. 17v-21r Dionysius bar Salibi, Syriac Orthodox Creed
  • fol. 21r-68r Jacob of Edessa, Letter on the Providence of God
  • fol. 68r-171v Testament of the Lord (Attributed to Clement of Rome; divided into eight books)
    • Title NS: ܕܝܐܬܝܩܝ ܐܘܟܝܬ ܡ̈ܠܐ ܕܐܡܪ ܡܪܢ ܠܫܠܝ̈ܚܐ ܩܕܝ̈ܫܐ܆ ܟܕ ܩܡ ܡܢ ܡ̈ܝܬܐ܆ ܘܐܬܟܬܒ̈ܝ ܒܝܕ ܩܠܝܡܝܣ ܕܪܘܡܝ ܬܠܡܝܕܗ ܕܦܛܪܘܣ ܫܠܝܚܐ
  • fol. 171v-180v Selections from the doctrine of Addai
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 222 (SMMJ 00222) 1,791 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • fol. 1v-60r Yūsuf al-Kaslūqīṯī, Syriac Grammar (Garshuni)
  • fol. 61v-62r Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On the Twelve Apostles (Syriac)
  • fol. 62v-63v Jacob of Sarug, Homilies (Syriac)
  • fol. 63v-66r Commands of the Gospel (Syriac)
  • fol. 66r-69r Philoxenus of Mabbug, Admonition to keep the Lord's commands (Syriac)
  • fol. 69r-69v Evagrius and John of Dalyatha, Collection of sayings
  • fol. 69v-72r Philoxenus of Mabbug, Creed (Syriac)
  • fol. 72r-74v Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Creed of the Syriac Orthodox Church (Syriac)
  • fol. 74v-75v Dialogue on the body of Christ (Syriac)
  • fol. 75v-91v Jacob of Edessa, Letter on the Providence of God (Syriac)
  • fol. 91v-94r Ephrem of Nisibis, Selections from a homily (Syriac)
  • fol. 94r-99r Jacob of Sarug, Homilies (Syriac)
    • Includes note on the life of Jacob of Sarug, fol. 98v-99r
  • fol. 99r-99v Jacob of Edessa, Letter on God's providence