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.

*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. 145 900 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani 

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  • f. 1v-22v Eliya, Letter to Leon of Harran on his Reasons for Leaving the Melkite Church
  • f. 22v-65v Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History
  • f. 65v-78v Extracts from Theodoret of Cyrrhus, Ecclesiastical History
  • f. 78v-101r Extracts from Zacharias [Rhetor], Bishop of Mytilene, Chronicle
  • f. 101v-106v Three Historical Pieces
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Vat. sir. 380 1,700 CE Syriac

Copied from Vat. sir. 145. See entry in Assemani.

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  • f. 1v-85r Socrates Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical History
  • f. 85r-111v Theodoret of Cyrrhus, Extracts from Ecclesiastical History
  • f. 111v-156r Zecharias, Bishop of Mytilene, Extracts from Chronicle
  • f. 156v-165v Three Historical Pieces
    • f. 156v-160v On the arrival of the Persian king and the siege of Dara
    • f. 161r-162r On the destruction of the city of Apamea
    • f. 162r-165v On the 2000 virgins beloved by the Persian king
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