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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 00113) 1,553 CE Syriac
  • f. 1r-51r Elijah III, Catholicos of the Church of the East, Collection of prayers for the morning office throughout the liturgical year
  • f. 51v-94r Gabriel Qamṣa, Metropolitan of Mossul, Hymn in commemoration of Saint Sabrīshō' of Beth Qoqa
  • f. 94r-106r Īsḥāq Shbadnāyā, Hymn in commemoration of St. George the Martyr
  • f. 106v-111v, Hymn in commemoration of St. Stephen
  • f. 112r-121r Khamis bar Qardahe, Epigrams on various subjects in strophic form 
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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00402) 1,700 CE Mongolian, Syriac
  • f. 1v-55r Gewargis Warda, 'Onyatha for the Rogation of the Ninevites and on penitence (Syriac)
  • f. 55r-56v 'Abdisho' bar Brīkā, Dismissal prayers in Strophes (Syriac)
  • f. 57v-66v 'Onyatha from the life of Rabban Hormizd (Syriac)
  • f. 67r-68v Service for a blessing of the months (Syriac)
  • f. 69r-74v Hymns (Syriac)
  • f. 75r-80v Hymns for New Sunday (Syriac)
  • f. 80v-86v Dismissal Prayers (Syriac)
  • f. 87r-92r Service for a blessing of the months (Syriac)
  • f. 92r-94v Khamis bar Qardahe, Sogitha on economy (Mongolian and Syriac)
  • f. 94v-98v Sogyatha on the Church and on New Sunday (Syriac)
  • f. 99r-109r Midnight service for the fifth Sunday of Lent (Syriac)
  • f. 109r-110v Hymns for the commemoration of saints (Syriac)
  • f. 110v-115v Khamis bar Qardahe, Hymns (Syriac)
  • f. 115v-117v Madrasha (Syriac)
  • f. 117v-124v Madrashe (Syriac)
  • f. 125r-132r Rite of bishop ordination (Syriac)
  • f. 132r-144v Hymns from Ḥudrā (Syriac)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00403) 1,439 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 89

  • f. 7v-47v Gabriel Qamṣa, 'Onitha on Sabrisho' d-Beth Qoqa
  • f. 48r-85v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha on the Rogation of the Ninevites and penitence
  • f. 85v-107v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha
  • f. 108r-134r Gewargis Warda, 'Onyatha on penitence
  • f. 134v-172v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha on feasts and commemoration of the liturgical year
  • f. 173r-201v Īsḥāq Shbadnāyā, 'Onyatha
  • f. 202r-205v Gewargis Warda, 'Onitha
Sachau 72; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 69 1,600 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 72

  • f. 3-6 Philosophical poem in 7-syllable meter
  • f. 8r fragment, unidentified
  • f. 8v-13v Aesop's fables
  • f. 14r-14v fragment, About church discipline
  • f. 14v-21v The canons of the synods
  • f. 22r-31v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on his own death
  • f. 31v Fragment, Madrasha on the misery of man
  • f. 32-40v A collection of riddles
  • f. 40v-41r Deacon Ṣlībā, 12-syllable strophes
  • f. 42r-47r Grammatical inflections from ܒܙ
  • f. 47v-57r Lexical matters
  • f. 57v-61v Khamis bar Qardahe, Short poems
  • f. 62r-62v More riddles in 12-syllable meter
  • f. 63r-66v John bar Zo'bi, Philosophical text
  • f. 66v Excerpt of the book of Canons of aequilitteris of 'Endnīšo' and Ḥunain
  • f. 67r-90v various
  • f. 91r-100b John bar Zo'bi, poem
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00413) 1,600 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 90

  • Gabriel Qamṣa, 'Onitha on Sabrīshō' of Beth Qoqa
  • Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha for the Rogation of the Ninevites and on repentance
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00417) 1,500 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 86

  • f. 3v-131v Gewargīs Wardā, 'Onyatha for feasts and Sundays of the liturgical year
  • f. 132v-138v Khamis bar Qardāhe, Selected poems and epigrams
  • f. 139r-141r Samples of letters to the clergy
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00419) 1,395 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 91

  • f. 2r-34r Gregory bar Hebraeus, On perfection. With commentary by Khamis bar Qardahe
  • f. 34r-67v Gabriel Qamṣa, 'Onitha on Sabrisho' of Beth Qoqa
  • f. 67v-73v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onitha on Isho'sabran
  • f. 73v-79r Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onitha on the Feast of the Cross
  • f. 79r-136v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha for the Rogation of the Ninevites and other subjects
  • f. 136v-171v Khamis bar Qardahe, Homilies on feasts of the liturgical year and other subjects
  • f. 171v-240r Khamis bar Qardahe, Colleciton of epigrams, verses, homilies and sogyatha
  • f. 240r-269v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha and sogyatha for feasts of the liturgical year and other subjects
  • f. 270r-271r Poems
  • f. 272v-282r Khamis bar Qardahe, Sogyatha and 'onyatha
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00420) 1,722 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Mardin 44

  • f. 1v-37v Gabriel Qamṣa, 'Onitha on Sabrīshō' d-Beth Qoqa
  • f. 38r-74r Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha for the Rogation of the Ninevites and on repentance
  • f. 74r-95v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha on penitience
  • f. 95v-102v Gewargis Warda, 'Onitha for the Rogation of the Ninevites
  • f. 102v-108r 'Onitha for the Rogation of the Ninevites
  • f. 108r-150v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha for feasts of the liturgical year
  • f. 150v-157r 'Onitha on Stephen
  • f. 157r-166r 'Onitha on George the Martyr
  • f. 166r-196r Īsḥāq Shbadnāyā, 'Onyatha
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00424) 1,600 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 87

  • f. 2v-39v Gabriel Qamṣa, 'Onitha on Sabrīsho' d-Beth Qoqa
  • f. 40r-73v Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha for the Rogation of the Ninevites and repentance
  • f. 73v-86r Khamis bar Qardahe, 'Onyatha on penitence