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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00366) 1,700 CE Arabic, Gashuni
  • f. 2r-4v Rite for the consecration of water according to the Roman Catholic Church
  • f. 5r-24r Prayer for scapular of our Lady of Mount Carmel and on indulgences
  • f. 25r-28r Homily  
  • f. 28r-32r John Chrysostom, Homily on the Nativity of Our Lord
  • f. 32v-36r John Chrysostom, Homily on the beheading of John the Baptist
  • f. 36r-44v Cyril of Alexandria, Homily for the Sunday before Lent
  • f. 44v-50r John Chrysostom, homily on fasting, prayer and alms
  • f. 50r-55r Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the rejection of sin, and the necessity of fasting, prayer and alms
  • f. 55r-60r Ephrem syrus, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 60r-71r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 71r-75v John Chrysostom, Homily on Repentance
  • f. 76r-77v John Chrysostom, Homily on Repentance
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
Sachau 220; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 28 800 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 220

  • Syrian Orthodox Homiliary; For an ordered breakdown, see the Sachau entry above
    • Basil, f. 9
    • Gregory Nazianzus, f. 3, 4, 26, 28
    • Gregory of Nyssa, f. 6
    • Epiphanius, f. 17
    • John Chrysostom, f. 8, 9, 12, 13, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 41, 43, 47
    • Cyril of Alexandria, f. 13, 15, 17, 49, 50
    • Proclus of Constantinople, f. 40, 41
    • Jacob of Sarug, f. 10, 11, 29
    • Severus of Antioch, f. 10-12, 24, 26, 35, 43, 48
    • Pantoleon Presbyter Byzantinus, f. 48
    • Theodotus the bishop of Ancyra, f. 6
    • Antipater of Bostra, f. 29
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 71 1,340 CE Syriac

See entry for Assemani 36; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Offices for feast days
  • Jacob of Sarug, hymns
  • Ephrem Syrus, hymn 49, on the saints and the departed
  • Order of the blessing of the waters
  • Order of the blessing of the oil
  • Order of the entrance
  • Order of the washing of the feet
  • Order of the commemoration of the cross
  • Order of forgiveness and pardon
  • Order of the mass and rubrics
  • Order of the reception of heretics and apostates
  • Order of confession
  • Order of the reception of public sinners
  • Prayers and absolutions for all general sins
  • Prayers and benedictions
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409a 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46, Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409b 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 409c 1,656 CE Arabic, Syriac

See entries for Assemani 46Assemani 47, and Assemani 48; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Assemani 46
    • Georgio Amirae, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch
      • Calendar for the Ecclesiastical year
      • Rules for finding Pascha
    • Ananias Xenaia, song about himself
  • Assemani 47
    • Maronite Missal
    • Anaphora of John the Evangelist
  • Assemani 48
    • Jacobite Ecclesiastical calendar
    • John Chrysostom, Exposition on Psalm 6
    • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on Luke
    • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Constantine the Faithful Emperor
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 426 1,545 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 68; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Jacob of Sarug, Epistle to Samuel, the Abbot of the Monastery of St. Isaac, on the Trinity and the Incarnation of the Word
  • Syriac sermons against unleavened bread
  • Disputation on the religion of Christianity and the the Muhammadan sect 
  • Aristotle, Philosophy, Thrid book on the soul
  • Life of the holy Terbo
  • Processional rites
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00483) 1,511 CE Syriac
  • f. 1r-108r 'Onitha on Rabban Hormizd
  • f. 108v-115r 'Onitha on Mār Khodahwi
  • f. 116r-132v Ephrem Syrus, Homily on the Last Days and the accomplishment, and on Gog and Magog, and about the false Messiah
  • f. 133r-141v Homily 
  • f. 142r-153v Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the Last Judgment, the Kingdom, and Gehenna
  • f. 154r-163v Gewargīs Wardā, 'Onitha for Monday of the Rogation of the Ninevites
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 35; 6/2 (DIYR 00032) 1,187 CE Syriac
  • Funeral Rites
  • Homilies of Ephrem of Nisibis, Jacob of Sarug, and Isaac of Antioch, selected for the deceased
  • Supplications for the archpriests, priests, and monks written by the holy doctors

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