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
Borg. sir. 28 1,581 CE Garshuni

See entry in Scher

  • Binding
  • f. 1r-487r Garshuni Old Testament (Wisdom Books)
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Borg. sir. 67 1,500 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 1r-32 Revelation
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Borg. sir. 74 1,400 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 1r-9v Table of Lectionary Readings
  • f. 10r-19v Introduction to Gospels
  • f. 20r-99v Matthew
  • f. 100r-152v Mark
  • f. 153r-242v Luke
  • f. 243r-307v John
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Borg. sir. 93 1,226 CE Syriac

Peshitta New Testament; see entry in Scher

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  • f. 3v-33v Matthew
  • f. 33v-52r Mark
  • f. 52r-86v Luke
  • f. 86v-114r John
  • f. 114r-151v Acts
  • f. 151v-155r James
  • f. 155r-158v 1 Peter
  • f. 158v-162r 1 John
  • f. 162r-176v Romans
  • f. 177r-191r 1 Corinthians
  • f. 191r-199v 2 Corinthians
  • f. 199v-204r Galatians
  • f. 204r-208v Ephesians
  • f. 208v-212r Philippians
  • f. 212r-215r Colossians
  • f. 215r-217v 1 Thessalonians
  • f. 217v-219r 2 Thessalonians
  • f. 219r-223r 1 Timothy
  • f. 223r-225v 2 Timothy
  • f. 225v-227r Titus
  • f. 227r-228r Philemon
  • f. 228r-238r Hebrews
  • f. 238r-238v Colophon
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Borg. sir. 112 1,800 CE Syriac

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  • f. 1r-220r Harklean Gospel Lectionary
  • f. 220v Colophon
  • f. 221r-227r Codicos
  • f. 227r-232r Additional Lections
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Borg. sir. 117 1,868 CE Syriac

Syriac Masora; see note in Scher

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  • f. 1r-13r Genesis
  • f. 13r-20v Exodus
  • f. 21r-26v Leviticus
  • f. 26v-36v Numbers
  • f. 36v-46v Deuteronomy
  • f. 47r-48r On the person Job
  • f. 48r-57r Job
  • f. 57r-58r Concerning Job
  • f. 58r-66v Joshua
  • f. 66v-73v Judges
  • f. 73v-89v 1-2 Samuel
  • f. 89v-105v Psalms
  • f. 105v-122r Kings
  • f. 122r-137v Isaiah
  • f. 137v-155v Minor Prophets
  • f. 155v-173v Jeremiah
  • f. 174r-186r Ezekiel
  • f. 186r-192v Daniel
  • f. 193r-200v Proverbs
  • f. 200v-207v Wisdom
  • f. 207v-210r Kohelet
  • f. 210r-212r Song of Songs
  • f. 212v-212v Ruth
  • f. 212v-213r Esther
  • f. 213r-213v Judith
  • f. 213v-223r Ben Sira
  • f. 223r-233v Acts
  • f. 233v-234v Epistle of James
  • f. 234v-235r Epistle of Peter
  • f. 235v-236r Epistle of John
  • f. 236v-238r On Paul
  • f. 238r-241v Romans
  • f. 242r-245r 1 Corinthians
  • f. 245r-247v 2 Corinthians
  • f. 247v-249r Galatians
  • f. 249r-250v Ephesians
  • f. 250v-251v Philippians
  • f. 251v-252v Colossians
  • f. 252v-253v 1 Thessalonians
  • f. 253v-254r 2 Thessalonians
  • f. 254r-255r 1 Timothy
  • f. 255v-256v 2 Timothy
  • f. 256v-257v Titus
  • f. 257v-258r Philemon
  • f. 258r-261v Hebrews
  • f. 261v-271v Matthew
  • f. 271v-276v Mark
  • f. 276v-286v Luke
  • f. 286v-292v John
  • f. 292v-297v Acts (Harklean Version)
  • f. 297v-299v Romans (Harklean Version)
  • f. 300r-301r 1 Corinthians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 301v-302r 2 Corinthians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 302r-302v Galatians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 302v-303r Ephesians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 303r-303v Colossians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 303v-303v 1 Thessalonians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 303v-304r 2 Thessalonians (Harklean Version)
  • f. 304r-304v Titus (Harklean Version)
  • f. 304v-304v Philemon (Harklean Version)
  • f. 304v-307r Matthew (Harklean Version)
  • f. 307r-308r Mark (Harklean Version)
  • f. 308r-310v Luke (Harklean Version)
  • f. 310v-312 John (Harklean Version)
  • f. 312r-312r Colophon (of apograph)
  • f. 312v-316v Letter of Jacob of Edessa on Orthography
  • f. 316v-320r Letter of Jacob of Edessa on Persons and Tenses
  • f. 320r-321v On the Masora by Thomas the Deacon
  • f. 321v-323r Masora of Epiphanius
  • f. 323r-325r Translation of Greek terms
  • f. 325r-327v Translation of Hebrew Terms
  • f. 327v-335r Translation of terms in Hebrew and other languages
  • f. 335v-337v Homographs vocalized and pointed
  • f. 337v-337v Names of Biblical Books
  • f. 338r-338v Prophets who prophesied but did not write down their prophesies.
  • f. 338v-339r Extracts from Epiphanius
  • f. 339r-340r Ephrem Syrus, On the Formation of Man
  • f. 340r-340v Colophon (Of antigraph)
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Borg. sir. 147 1,400 CE Syriac

See entry in Scher

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  • f. 3v-9v Index of Lectionary Readings
  • f. 10r-10v Index of Sections in Matthew
  • f. 11v-47r Gospel of Matthew
  • f. 47r Index of sections in Mark
  • f. 69r Index of Sections in Luke
  • f. 69v-107v Gospel of Luke
  • f. 107v Index of Sections in Luke
  • f. 108r-132r Gospel of John 
  • f. 132v-170r Acts
  • f. 170r-171r Cause of the Book of Acts
  • f. 171v-174v Epistle of James
  • f. 175r-179r First Epistle of Peter
  • f. 179v-182r Second Epistle of Peter
  • f. 182r-186r First Epistle of John
  • f. 186r-187r Second Epistle of John
  • f. 187r-188v Epistle of Jude
  • f. 189r On Paul
  • f. 189v-274r Epistles of Paul
  • f. 274v Colophon
  • f. 275v-289r Jacob of Edessa, Letter
  • f. 289v-302r Monastic Anthology
  • f. 302v-303v Notes
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Borg. sir. 160 1,400 CE Syriac

Peshitta New Testament; see entry in Scher

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  • f. 1r-17v Acts 20:37-end
  • f. 18r-23v James
  • f. 23v-29v 1 Peter
  • f. 30r-35r 1 John
  • f. 35v-36r Notes
  • f. 36v-40r Table of Lectionary Readings
  • f. 40v-71v Romans
  • f. 72r-85r 1 Corinthians
  • f. 85r-99r 2 Corinthians
  • f. 99v-107r Galatians
  • f. 107v-115r Ephesians
  • f. 115r-120v Philippians
  • f. 120v-125v Colossians
  • f. 126r-130v 1 Thessalonians
  • f. 130v-133r 2 Thessalonians
  • f. 133v-139v 1 Timothy
  • f. 139v-143v 2 Timothy
  • f. 143-157v [Fragments of Titus, Philemon]
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Borg. sir. 13 1,400 CE Syriac

Catalog entry here

  • Liturgy of st. John Chrysostom
  • Liturgy of St. Basil
  • Prayers on the grain
  • Lections from the gospel and the Epistles of St. Paul for every day of the week
  • Rite of baptism
  • Prayers for evening and morning for the Sunday feasts
  • Rite the tonsure of monks
  • Office for Burial 
  • Office for the Dominical feasts
  • Office of Holy Thursday, of Holy Saturday, and of Pentecost
  • Various prayers
Borg. sir. 39 1,600 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • History of Daniel the doctor
  • Abba Arsenius, the king of Egypt
  • St. George the Martyr
  • John of Daylom
  • History of Isaiah of Aleppo
  • Story of a penitent demon
  • Story of a religious saint
  • Story of Abba Moses
  • Story of Paul the Simple
  • Story of a child killed by its mother
  • Story of a pious virgin
  • Portion of Paradise of the Fathers
  • Edifying history of a king in the first centuries
  • Legend of the Rechabites recounted by Zosimus
  • History of St. Juliana
  • Wonders which were done in the great cities, on the sea and on the isles
  • Certain fables of Aesop
  • Apocalypse of Paul
  • Riddles
  • Questions of Basil to his brother
  • Extracts from the Book of Isho'bokht, the metropolotan, On Creation
  • History of Yareth
  • On Malcus of Clysma
  • On Jacob Intercissus
  • On Cyprian and Justa, virgins
  • On Sergius and Bacchus, martyrs
  • On Mar Benjamin
  • On the countries of Beith Nuhadra
  • On St. Martinianus
  • On St. Paphnutius
  • The spiritual transaction
  • History of Rabban Hormizd, composed by Rabban Simeon
  • Legend of Mar Zai'a
  • Assumption of the Virgin Mary