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.

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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Harvard Ms Syr 118 1,753 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry

  • ff. 2v-81v Moshe bar Kepha, On the soul, in 65 chapters
  • ff. 82r-125r Moshe bar Kepha, On the resurrection of bodies, in 34 chapters but ch. 25 is white space only
  • ff. 125v-148r Moshe bar Kepha, On the creation of angels, in 54 chapters
  • ff. 148v-164v Moshe bar Kepha, On the order of angels, in 16 chapters
  • ff. 165r-174r John of Dara, Chapters on demons, in 23 chapters, but breaking off in the middle of ch. 22
  • ff. 174v-236r, 236r-253r On paradise, in 2 memre of 28 and 7 chapters
  • ff. 253r Short colophon partly in Karshuni and Arabic
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 74 (ASOM 00074) 1,890 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • fol. 2v-73v Selected Memrē
    • Title NS: ܡܐܡܪ̈ܐ ܡܓܒܝ̈ܐ
    • A Memra in the meter of Mar Jacob <of Sarug>
    • Jacob of Sarug, On the chariot which Ezekiel saw
    • Isaac of Nineveh, Memra in the meter of Mar Ephrem
    • Isaac of Nineveh, On Silence and Stillness, and on Love
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On the Perfection of the Brethren
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On solitaries and guides and the humble and the Nazirites and the poor and the mourners and the aliens  and the perfect and those like them
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On the Perfection of the Brethren
    • Isaac the Teacher <of Antioch>, On the natural division of natural thought
    • Ephrem Syrus, Demonstration on Paradise
    • Mar Jacob, Memra on the moment of the departure of good and bad people, how each receives his repayment and his labor
    • Moshe bar Kepha, Examination about the resurrection of the body