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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 49 (SMMJ 00049) 1,600 CE Garshuni

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-9; SMC 2-9); Catalog entry in Baumstark 18*. Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1v-139v Anonymous, Lections gathered from the four gospels with commentaries. 
  • f. 140r-171v Pragsha, that is, a book that is a sort of collection of commentaries and discourses and canons of the Fathers 
    • f. 140r-144r Chapter 1, That God is eternal, pre-existent, invisible and omnipotent
    • f. 144rv Chapter 2, On the construction of the earthly church
    • f. 144v-145r Chapter 3, Concerning the eucharistic bread and wine
    • f. 145r-156r Chapter 4, Explanation of the office and the mass
    • f. 156r-157v Chapter 5, Concerning the priesthood
    • f. 157v-162r Chapter 6, On priests, deacons and penance
    • f. 162r-164r Chapter 7, concerning prayer
    • f. 164r-170r Translation of what has been mentioned in this chapter from Syriac and Arabic. A translation of the Sanctus and Trisagion, with commentary of the Fathers
    • f. 170r-171r On first fruits, votive offerings and tithes
  • f. 171r-197r A miscellany of stories, homilies, and short treatises 
    • f. 171r-172v The story of a merchant. This is an edifying tale of a God-fearing merchant who had a very beautiful wife.
    • f. 172v-174v A delightful portrayal from one of the authorities
    • f. 174v-177v A parable that the doctors of the Church set forth on the interpretation of the gospel. It is a story about a certain jeweler
    • f. 177v-183v St. Jacob of Sarug, Homily on charity
    • f. 183v-192v Anonymous, Discourse on Sunday
    • f. 193r-195v The commandments that our Lord ordered in his holy Gospel, there are 99
    • f. 195v-197r Seven prayers that are prescribed for us
  • f. 197r-222r Book of homilies delivered by Severus, more commonly known as Moshe bar Kepha 
    • f. 197r-201r First homily, on the consecration of the Church and her renewal
    • f. 201r-207r Second homily, On when the angel brought the good news to the priest Zechariah about the birth of John (the Baptist)
    • f. 207r-212r Third homily, On the annunciation of the angel Gabriel to the holy and pure St. Mary
    • f. 212r-217v Homily on the temptation by Satan of our Lord Jesus Christ
    • f. 217v-221r Homily on the leper whom our Lord cured of the affliction of leprosy
    • f. 221r-222r Homily read on the first Sunday of the blessed Fast
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 130 (SMMJ 00130) 1,801 CE Garshuni

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

  • fol. 1v-82v Moshe bar Kiphō, On the Soul
  • fol. 82v-115r Moshe bar Kiphō, On the resurrection of bodies
  • fol. 115v-150r Moshe bar Kiphō, On the creation of angels and on the angelic hierarchy
  • fol. 150v-158r John of Dara, On demons
  • fol. 158r-216r Moshe bar Kiphō, On Paradise
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