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
BnF syr. 344 1,500 CE Armenian, Syriac

See catalogue entry here; Paintings with legends in Syriac and Armenian 

  • f. 1v The angel, Gabriel, Mary, and the Holy Spirit at the Annunciation
  • f. 2r The Virgin, the creche, two animal heads; the magi; two angels. The departure for Egypt?
  • f. 2v The presentation at the temple. The old man Simeon and four persons
  • f. 3r The resurrection of Lazarus– f. 3v The entrance into Jerusalem, the day of palms
  • f. 3bis. The baptism of Christ in the Jordan and the transfiguration
  • f. 4 Jesus washing the feet of Peter with the other disciples present. Jesus and the two thieves on the cross
  • f. 5 Joseph and Nicodemus burying Christ. Jesus went to find Adam and the just in those in limbo and pierce the dragon
  • f. 6 Resurrection – Ascension
  • f. 7 Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles– the Triumph of the cross, punishments for sinners
  • f. 8 Christ on the chariot of the Cherubim, Paradise – Matthew and Mark
  • f. 9 Luke and John