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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Borg. sir. 79 1,883 CE Syriac

See note in Scher

  • Binding
  • f. 1v-223r Works of Mar Narsai
    • f. 1v-15v On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (I)
    • f. 15v-29v On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (II)
    • f. 29v-37v On the Nativity
    • f. 37v-39r Sogitha on Mary and the Magi
    • f. 39r-48v On the Virgin Mary
    • f. 48v-50v Sogitha on Mary and the Angel
    • f. 50v-59v On Epiphany
    • f. 59v-61r Sogitha on Jesus and John the Baptist
    • f. 61r-69v On John the Baptist
    • f. 69v-71r Sogitha on John and the Multitude
    • f. 71r-82v On Peter and Paul
    • f. 82v-90r On the Four Evangelists
    • f. 90v-95r On Stephen
    • f. 95r-108r On the Three Doctors
    • f. 108r-109v Sogitha on Cyril and Nestorius
    • f. 109v-117r On Lent I
    • f. 117r-125v On the Temptation of Christ
    • f. 125v-127v Sogitha on Cain and Abel
    • f. 127v-136r On the Raising of Lazarus
    • f. 136v-143 Against the Jews
    • f. 143v-148r On Palm Sunday
    • f. 149v-156v On Holy Week
    • f. 156v-162v On the Passion
    • f. 163r-170r On the Repentant Thief
    • f. 170r-178v On Mysteries and Baptism
    • f. 178v-184v On the Resurrection
    • f. 184v-194v On the confessors
    • f. 194v-196r Sogitha on the Angel and the Martyrs
    • f. 196r-203v On the Three Children
    • f. 203v-210r On the Ascension
    • f. 210v-217r On Pentecost
    • f. 217r-223r On the Incarnation of Christ
  • f. 223v-224r Colophon
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Borg. sir. 83 Unknown Syriac

See entry in Scher

  • Binding
  • Works of Narsai
    • f. 1v-14r On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (I)
    • f. 14v-27r On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (II)
    • f. 27v-34v On the Nativity
    • f. 34v-36v Sogitha on Mary and the Magi
    • f. 36r-44r On the Virgin Mary
    • f. 44v-46r Sogitha on Mary and the Angel
    • f. 46r-53v On Epiphany
    • f. 53v-55v Sogitha on Jesus and John the Baptist
    • f. 55v-62v On John the Baptist
    • f. 62v-64v Sogitha on John the Baptist and the Crown
    • f. 64r-74v On Peter and Paul
    • f. 74r-80v On the Four Evangelists
    • f. 80v-85r On Stephen
    • f. 85r-96r On the Three Doctors
    • f. 96r-97v Sogitha on Cyril and Nestorius
    • f. 97v-104r On Lent I
    • f. 104r-111v On the Temptation of Christ
    • f. 111v-113v Sogitha 
    • f. 113v-121r On the Raising of Lazarus
    • f. 121r-127v Against the Jews
    • f. 127v-131v On Palm Sunday
    • f. 133v-141r On Holy Week
    • f. 141v-148v On the Passion
    • f. 148v-155r On the Repentant Thief
    • f. 155v-162v On Mysteries and Baptism
    • f. 162v-168r On the Resurrection
    • f. 168r-170r Sogitha on the Cherub and the Thief
    • f. 170r-178v On the Confessors
    • f. 178v-180v Sogitha on King Shapur and the Martyrs
    • f. 180v-187v On the Three Children
    • f. 187v-193v On the Ascension
    • f. 193v-199v On Pentecost
    • f. 199v-204v Memra of David the Scholastic
    • f. 204v-210v On the Incarnation of Christ
    • f. 210v-215r For Any Saints Day
    • f. 215r-223r On the Departed and the Resurrection
    • f. 224r-233v On the Parable of the Ten Virgins
  • f. 233v-242r Memra of Rabban Gabriel
  • f. 242r-253v Narsai, On the Second Coming
  • f. 261r-261v Narsai, On the Prodigal
  • f. 263r-267v Memra of Rabban Emmanuel on Baptism
  • f. 267v-290r Turgame of the New Testament by Abdisho of Nisibis
  • f. 290r-290v Colophon
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Vat. sir. 498 1,890 CE Syriac

See entry in Voste

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  • f. 4v-22r Narsai, On the manifestation of God to Abraham
  • f. 22r-39v Narsai, Another discourse for Advent
  • f. 49r-51v Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 51v-62v Narsai, On the Holy Virgin
  • f. 62v-64v Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 64v-75r Narsai, On the Epiphany
  • f. 75r-77r Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 77r-87r Narsai, On John the Baptist
  • f. 87r-89r Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 89r-102v Narsai, On Saints Peter and Paul
  • f. 102v-112r Narsai, On the Four Evangelists
  • f. 1123-117v Narsai, On Saint Stephen
  • f. 117v-133r Narsai, On Diodore, Theodore, and Nestorius
  • f. 133v-135r Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 135r-144r Narsai, On Lent
  • f. 144r-154v Narsai, On the temptation of our Savior
  • f. 154v-156v Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 156v-167r Narsai, On the celebration of the Hosannah
  • f. 167r-175r Narsai, On Palm Sunday, Against the Jews
  • f. 180r-182r Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 182r-190r Narsai, On holy Thursday
  • f. 190r-198r Narsai, On the passion
  • f. 198r-206v Narsai, On the good thief
  • f. 206v-216v Narsai, On the mysteries and baptism
  • f. 216v-223v Narsai, On Easter
  • f. 223v Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 223v-234r Narsai, On the Friday of the confessors
  • f. 234r-236r Narsai, Accompanying Sogitha
  • f. 236r-244r Narsai, On the youths in the furnace
  • f. 244r-251r Narsai, On the Ascension
  • f. 251r-259r Narsai, On the Pentecost
  • f. 259r-265v Narsai, On the celebration of the dedication
  • f. 265v-272v David the scholastic, On the discovery of the cross
  • f. 272v-273v Colophon
  • f. 274r-309v Narsai, Four memre on Joseph, son of Jacob
  • f. 309v Colophon
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Vat. sir. 588 1,918 CE Syriac
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  • f. 1v-6r Narsai, Nativity (N4)
  • f. 6r-11v Narsai, Virgin Mary (N5)
  • f. 12r-17r Narsai, Epiphany (N6)
  • f. 17r-22r Narsai, John the Baptist (N7)
  • f. 22r-27r Narsai, Four Evangelists (N9)
  • f. 27r-32r Narsai, Temptation of Christ (N21)
  • f. 32r-37r Narsai, Week before Palm Sunday (N28)
  • f. 27v-40r Narsai, Palm Sunday (N29)
  • f. 40r-44r Narsai, Passion (N36)
  • f. 44r-47v Narsai, Resurrection (N40)
  • f. 47v-51v Narsai, Ascension (N45)
  • f. 51v-55v Narsai, Dedication of the Church (N56)
  • f. 56r-59v Memra of David the Scholastic
  • f. 60r-60v Blank
  • f. 61r-64r Narsai, For any Saint's Day (N17)
  • f. 64r-69r  Narsai, On the Departed (N18)
  • f. 69v-70r Narsai, For the 6th Sunday of fasting
  • f. 70r-76r Narsai, On washing of feet on Holy Thursday
  • f. 76r-80r Narsai, Ascension (N45)
  • f. 80r-84v Mar Saliba Zakaya, On the Cross
  • f. 85r-85v Blank
  • f. 86r-90r Narsai, On Noah's blessings of his sons (N67)
  • f. 90r-95r Narsai, On the tower of Babel and the division of languages (N68)
  • f. 95v-96v Blank
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Vat. sir. 594 1,918 CE Syriac
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  • f. 1v-7r Narsai, On David and Saul
  • f. 7r-10v Narsai, On Solomon
  • f. 10v-14r Narsai, On the parable of the wheat and tares
  • f. 14r-18v Narsai, On the prodigal son
  • f. 18v-23v Narsai, On Perfection
  • f. 23v-29v Narsai, On Enoch and Elijah
  • f. 29r-33v Narsai, On Isaiah's vision of the seraphim
  • f. 33v-38r Narsai, On humility
  • f. 38r-39v Narsai, On the martyrs
  • f. 40r-45r Narsai, On the parable of the wine grower
  • f. 45r-52r Narsai, On the antichrist
  • f. 52r-56r Narsai, On the bronze serpent
  • f. 56r-57r Mar Isho'yahb of Adiabene, On the dedication of the church
  • f. 57v-61v Narsai, On the Canaanite woman
  • f. 61v-66v Narsai, On the flood
  • f. 66v-70r Narsai, On the incarnate Word
  • f. 70r-73r Narsai, For Palm Sunday
  • f. 73r-78r Narsai, On the fast of our Lord
  • f. 78v Colophon
  • f. 79r-80v Blank
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Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00375) 1,877 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Narsai, Poems (Syriac/Garshuni)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00350) 1,500 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 67

  • f. 1v-74r John bar Zo'bi, Explanation of the Divine Mysteries
  • f. 74r-146r Homily on the greatness of the Holy Mysteries (attributed to Mar Narsai)
  • f. 147r-205v History of the Rechabites
  • f. 205v-213r Soghitha for Easter
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00397) 1,500 CE Syriac

See Scher's note on Diyarbakir 71

  • f. 1r-3r Narsai, Homily
  • f. 3r-9v Narsai, Homily 21: On Holy Week
  • f. 9v + 11r-17r Narsai, Homily 22: On the Passion
  • f. 10r-10v Narsai, Homily 15: On resurrection
  • f. 10v Narsai, Homily 16: On Lent I
  • f. 17r-26r Narsai, Homily 23: On Christ washing the disciples' feet
  • f. 26r-31 Narsai, Homily 24: On the repentant thief
  • f. 31r-38v Narsai, Homily 25: On the Mysteries and baptism
  • f. 38v-44v Narsai, Homily 26: On Baptism
  • f. 44r-49r Narsai, Homily 27: On Easter
  • f. 49r-57r Narsai, Homily 28: On Confessors
  • f. 57r-63r Narsai, Homily 29: On the three children
  • f. 63r-65v Narsai, Homily 30: On martyrs
  • f. 65v-72v Narsai, Homily 31: On New Saturday
  • f. 72v-78r Narsai, Homily 32: On Ascension
  • f. 78r-83r Narsai, Homily 33: On Pentecost
  • f. 83r-90r Narsai, Homily 34: On workers in a vineyard
  • f. 90r-98r Narsai, Homily 35: On the Antichrist
  • f. 98r-104r Narsai, Homily 36: On the Bronze Serpent
  • f. 104r-110r Narsai, Homily 37: On the dedication of the Church
  • f. 110r-116v Narsai, Homily 38: On Isaiah's Vision
  • f. 116v-122r Narsai, Homily 39: On the Church and priesthood
  • f. 122r-127r Narsai, Homily 40: On the dedication of a church
  • f. 127r-129r Isho'yahb III, Homily 41: On the dedication of a church
  • f. 129r-141r Disciple of Mar Elijah, Homily 42: For the commemoration fo Mar Elijah, the head of the hermits in Nineveh
  • f. 141r-148v Narsai, Homily 43: On the Acts
  • f. 148v-156v Narsai, Homily 44: On the Second Coming
Sachau 174; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 57 1,881 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 174

  • f. 3v-19v Narsai, The first memra for the Sunday of Hope: On the divine revelations which were for Abraham
  • f. 20r-36v Narsai, Another memra for the [Sunday] of Hope
  • f. 37r-48r Narsai, Memra on the birth of our Lord
    • f. 37r-46r Memra
    • f. 46v-48r Sogitha of Mary and the Magi
  • f. 48v-60v Narsai, Memra of the remembrance of Lady Mary the blessed
    • f. 48v-58v Memra
    • f. 59r-60v Sogitha of the Angel and Mary
  • f. 61r-72v Narsai, Memra of the festival of the Epiphany of our Lord
    • f. 61r-70v Memra
    • f. 71r-72v Sogitha between John the Baptist and Christ
  • f. 73r-85r Narsai, Memra of Mar John the Baptist [This manuscript ends at f. 79v and continues with Sachau 175]
    • f. 73r-83r Memra
    • f. 83v-85r Sogitha of the synagogue, John, the church, and Herod
sachau 175; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 57 1,881 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 175; Continuation of Sachau 174

  • f. 73r-85r Narsai, Memra of Mar John the Baptist [This manuscript begins at f. 81r]
    • f. 73r-83r Memra
    • f. 83v-85r Sogitha of the synagogue, John, the church, and Herod
  • f. 85v-98r Narsai, Memra of Peter and Paul
  • f. 98v-107r Narsai, Memra on the apostolic Evangelists
  • f. 107v-112v Narsai, Commemoration of Mar Stephen
  • f. 113r-129r Narsai, Memra of the Fathers, Doctors Diodore, Theodore and Nestorius
    • f. 113r-127v Memra
    • f. 128r-129r Sogitha between Cyril and Nestorius
  • f. 129v-137v Narsai, Memra for the 40-day fast
  • f. 138r-149v Narsai, Memra on the generation of our Lord
    • f. 138r-147v Memra
    • f. 148r-149v Sogitha between Cain and Abel
  • f. 150r-159v Narsai, Memra of Hosannas [Palm Sunday]
  • f. 160r-168r Narsai, Another memra of Hosannas [Palm Sunday]
  • f. 168v-175r Narsai, Another memra of Hosannas [Palm Sunday]
    • f. 168v-173r Memra
    • f. 173v-175r Sogitha between Christ and the Pharisees
  • f. 175v-182v Narsai, Memra for Holy Thursday [Continues on Sachau 176]

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