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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
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
  • Binding
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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00421) 1,737 CE Syriac
  • f. 3v-32v 'Onyatha for the commemoration of Mār Awgēn and his companions
  • f. 32v-43r Letter of Holy Sunday
  • f. 43r-52r Narsai, Sogitha for Easter
  • f. 53r-54r 'Onitha for a liturgy of the deceased
Vat. sir. 222 1,670 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Chaldean office for common days, former
  • Chaldean office for common days, latter
  • Hymns
  • Common office for matins
  • Canticles for common days
  • Calendar
  • 'Onyatha 
  • 'Onyatha on the martyrs
  • Song for vespers and matins
  • Hymn of Mar Narsai, Memra for nocturns of a Dominical feast
  • St. Ephrem, acrostic memra with the letters of Jesus' name
  • Mar Narsai, Memra for matins of a Dominical feast
  • Song of the three youths
  • Theodore of Mopsuestia, hymn for matins of feast days
  • Hymn on the Eucharist
  • Elijah the Patriarch, prayer
  • Names of the Arabic months
Syriac 27. Psalter 1,585 CE Syriac



  • Psalms
  • Three Canticles of Moses and one of Isaiah
  • A hymn of Narsai and the other pieces included in codex 7