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*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
Vat. sir. 120 500 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • f. 3v-26v Isaac of Antioch, On Repentance
  • f. 26v-39r Isaac of Antioch, On Solitaries and Monks
  • f. 39r-42r Isaac of Antioch, An Admonition, and on Ranks and Rulers
  • f. 42r-51v Isaac of Antioch, On Creation
  • f. 51v-58v Isaac of Antioch, On Supplication
  • f. 58v-74r Isaac of Antioch, An Admonition
  • f. 74r-75v Isaac of Antioch, On End Times
  • f. 76r-81r Isaac of Antioch, On the Humility of the Brethren
  • f. 81v-83v Isaac of Antioch, On Tyranny and Oppression I
  • f. 83v-85v Isaac of Antioch, On Tyranny and Oppression II 
  • f. 85v-88v Isaac of Antioch, On Tyranny and Oppression III
  • f. 88v-94r Isaac of Antioch, On the Perfection of the Brethren
  • f. 94r-98r Isaac of Antioch, An Encouragement to Give Alms
  • f. 98r-112r Isaac of Antioch, On the Blessed Martyrs
  • f. 112r-117v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion I
  • f. 117v-121v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion II
  • f. 121v-124v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion III
  • f. 124v-130v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion IV
  • f. 130v-136v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion V
  • f. 136v-141r Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion VI
  • f. 141r-148v Isaac of Antioch, Against the Jews
  • f. 148v-153v Isaac of Antioch, On those who come for Instruction
  • f. 154r-172v Isaac of Antioch, On Adam and Eve
  • f. 172v-185v Isaac of Antioch, On Cain and Abel
  • f. 185v-197v Isaac of Antioch, On the Coming of our Lord
  • f. 197v-209v Isaac of Antioch, On the Magi who Came from the East
  • f. 209v-214v Isaac of Antioch, On the Rich Man and Lazarus
  • Fragment of Theodore of Mopsuestia, Commentary on Genesis (fol. Ir-Vv)
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Vat. sir. 510 1,000 CE Syriac
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  • f. 1r-4r Annotations on the two genealogies of Christ and on the texts of Matthew and Luke which record them
  • f. 4v-5r Table comparing the two genealogies of Christ and remarks attributed to Theodore of Mopsuestia
  • f. 5v-270v Peshitta New Testament
    • f. 5v-43v Matthew
    • f. 43v-67r Mark
    • f. 67r-106v Luke
    • f. 106v-137v John
    • f. 137v-180v Acts of the Apostles
    • f. 180v-185r James
    • f. 185r-189v 1 Peter
    • f. 189v-193v 1 John
    • f. 193v-210r Romans
    • f. 210r-226v 1 Corinthians
    • f. 226v-237r 2 Corinthians
    • f. 237r-242r Galatians
    • f. 242r-247v Ephesians
    • f. 247v-251v Philippians
    • f. 251v-255r Colossians
    • f. 255r-258r 1 Thessalonians
    • f. 258r-260r 2 Thessalonians
    • f. 260r-264r 1 Timothy
    • f. 264r-267r 2 Timothy
    • f. 267r-269r Titus
    • f. 269r-269v Philemon
    • f. 269v-270v Hebrews (ends in the middle of 2:14 Syriac text)
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Vat. sir. 187 1,669 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • 'Abdisho' of Nisibis, Interpretation of the 'Onyatha of Simeon of Sancalabar
  • Exposition of the obscure places in the Gospels
  • Exposition on certain places in Genesis and Exodus
  • Etymologies of Syriac words
  • A question of Macarius the Solitary and answer of Joshua bar Nun, Patriarch of the Chaldeans
  • Questions and answers from the Scriptures from Theodore of Mopsuestia