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
Sinai Syr. 16 600 CE Syriac

See entry in Lewis

  • ff. 1-86 Lives of the Egyptian Fathers
  • ff. 87-93 Life of the Holy Nilus the Anchorite
  • ff. 93-105 The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians
  • ff. 105-112 A discourse of Plutarch on the advantage to be derived from one's enemies
  • ff. 112-121 A discourse of Pythagoras
  • ff. 121-126 A discourse of Plutarch about asceticism
  • ff. 126-132 A discourse of Plutarch about anger
  • ff. 132-140 A discourse of Lucian that we should not readily believe slander against our friends
  • ff. 140-143 Discourse of a Philosopher about the Soul
  • ff. 151-214 Mar John the Anchorite, Commentary on Ecclesiastes
  • ff. 214 ad finem; John Chrysostom, Commentaries on Matthew