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. 73 1,509 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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  • Syrian Orthodox Liturgical collection
    • f. 1r-7r Prooemia and Sedre
    • f. 7v-33v Order of the offering of the mysteries (ܛܟܣܐ ܕܩܘܪܒ ܪ̈ܐܙܐ)
    • f. 34r-50v Anaphora of St. Xystus, Pope of Rome
    • f. 51r-57r Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles
    • f. 57v-62r Anaphora of St. Dionysius, Metropolitan of Amid
    • f. 62v-69r Anaphora of Matthew the shepherd
    • f. 69v-76r Anaphora of St. Peter
    • f. 76v-85v Anaphora of John the Apostle
    • f. 86r-89r Sedra on the Mother of God in the Meter of Jacob of Sarug
    • f. 89v ff. Anaphora of Mar Marutha of Tagrit
BnF syr. 11 Unknown Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

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  • f. 1-117 and 128-187 Books of the Prophets
    • Isaiah
    • Jeremiah
    • Ezekiel
    • Daniel according to the Peshitta (includes a paraphrase of the visions of the four monarchies and the history of Bel and the Dragon)
    • At the end of Daniel is a treatise on astonomy/astrology in Syriac, Garshuni, and Arabic
    • Jeremiah according to the Peshitta
  • f. 188-366 Other biblical texts
    • Esther 
    • Judith
    • Esdras
    • Nehemiah
    • Ecclesiastes
    • 1-3 Maccabees
    • Josephus' account of Eleazar, Shmuna and their sons
    • 3 Esdras
    • Tobit according to the Peshitta
    • 1-2 Baruch
    • Letter of Jeremiah
    • 3 Esdras and the first part of Tobit according to the Syrohexapla
BnF syr. 63 1,644 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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  • f. 1-195 Apocalypse of Peter
  • f. 195v-203 History of Sibyl
  • f. 203-234 Office of Marriage (in Garshuni and Syriac)
  • f. 234v-243 Prescriptions for the months of the year
BnF syr. 438 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Collection of Maronite Liturgical Texts
    • f. 1r-34v Maronite Missal of 1594
    • f. 34v-49r Anaphora of St. Xystus, Pope of Rome 
    • f. 49v-56v Anaphora of Peter the Apostle
    • f. 56v-63r Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles
    • f. 63r-69r Anaphora of Matthew the Shepherd
    • f. 69v-77r Anaphora of Mar Eustathius
    • f. 77v-83r Anaphora of Mar John
    • f. 83r-84r Anaphora of Mar Marutha
    • f. 84v-93r Anaphora of St. James
    • f. 93v-102v Anaphora of St. Mark
    • f. 103r-107v Various prayers in Garshuni
BnF syr. 434 1,900 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v-63 Collection of Catechetal Questions and Answers
  • f. 64-72 Explanations of words
  • f. 73v-79v The History of Emperor Maurice
  • f. 79v-86r History of Peter the Publican
  • f. 86v-90r The history of the penitent demon
  • f. 90v-97r Vision of Macarius on the soul after death
  • f. 97v-100v Refutation on the causes of corruption 
  • f. 100v-101r On the different readings
  • f. 101v-142v 'Abdišo' the Solitary, Mimra
  • f. 142v-176r Profitable speech 
  • f. 177v-180r Athanasius of Alexandria, Profession of Faith 
  • f. 180r-181r Profession of faith of the Twelve Apostles 
  • f. 181v-186r Rite of marriage crowning
  • f. 186v-187r Some Proverbs of Aḥiqar
  • f. 187v-189r Prayer of confession of the faith
  • f. 189r-190r Prayer for the consecration of impure water 
  • f. 190r-192v Dionysius bar Salibi, Canons
  • f. 192v-199v Canons and precepts 
  • f. 200-201r Fragments in Garshuni
  • f. 201v-205r 'Abdišo' de Gazarta
    • f. 201v-203r Mimra on the monastic life
    • f. 203r-204r Turgama on Mar Quriaqos
    • f. 204r-205r Introduction to the Gospel
  • f. 205v Final Prayer