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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Borg. sir. 83 Unknown Syriac

See entry in Scher

  • Binding
  • Works of Narsai
    • f. 1v-14r On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (I)
    • f. 14v-27r On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (II)
    • f. 27v-34v On the Nativity
    • f. 34v-36v Sogitha on Mary and the Magi
    • f. 36r-44r On the Virgin Mary
    • f. 44v-46r Sogitha on Mary and the Angel
    • f. 46r-53v On Epiphany
    • f. 53v-55v Sogitha on Jesus and John the Baptist
    • f. 55v-62v On John the Baptist
    • f. 62v-64v Sogitha on John the Baptist and the Crown
    • f. 64r-74v On Peter and Paul
    • f. 74r-80v On the Four Evangelists
    • f. 80v-85r On Stephen
    • f. 85r-96r On the Three Doctors
    • f. 96r-97v Sogitha on Cyril and Nestorius
    • f. 97v-104r On Lent I
    • f. 104r-111v On the Temptation of Christ
    • f. 111v-113v Sogitha 
    • f. 113v-121r On the Raising of Lazarus
    • f. 121r-127v Against the Jews
    • f. 127v-131v On Palm Sunday
    • f. 133v-141r On Holy Week
    • f. 141v-148v On the Passion
    • f. 148v-155r On the Repentant Thief
    • f. 155v-162v On Mysteries and Baptism
    • f. 162v-168r On the Resurrection
    • f. 168r-170r Sogitha on the Cherub and the Thief
    • f. 170r-178v On the Confessors
    • f. 178v-180v Sogitha on King Shapur and the Martyrs
    • f. 180v-187v On the Three Children
    • f. 187v-193v On the Ascension
    • f. 193v-199v On Pentecost
    • f. 199v-204v Memra of David the Scholastic
    • f. 204v-210v On the Incarnation of Christ
    • f. 210v-215r For Any Saints Day
    • f. 215r-223r On the Departed and the Resurrection
    • f. 224r-233v On the Parable of the Ten Virgins
  • f. 233v-242r Memra of Rabban Gabriel
  • f. 242r-253v Narsai, On the Second Coming
  • f. 261r-261v Narsai, On the Prodigal
  • f. 263r-267v Memra of Rabban Emmanuel on Baptism
  • f. 267v-290r Turgame of the New Testament by Abdisho of Nisibis
  • f. 290r-290v Colophon
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Borg. sir. 137 1,666 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Roll of parchment with surrounding miniatures. In the center is a hymn in Syriac for Palm Sunday. (see entry in Scher)

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. 163 Unknown Garshuni, Syriac

Episcopal ceremonies (See entry in Scher)

Borg. sir. 169 1,576 CE Syriac

See entry in Scher

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  • f. 2v-135r Peshitta Gospel Lectionary
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Borg. sir. 10 Unknown Syriac

Homilies of the Fathers: Catalog entry link

  • Eleven homilies of Isaac of Antioch, Jacob of Sarug, Isaac of Ninevah, and of St. Ephrem on the ascetic life and on the incarnation
  • A Memra composed by a certain bishop on the seven climates of the earth and on the variations of the climates
  • Canons of the Holy Fathers on the Christian life, on the liturgy, and on the sacrifice
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. 33 1,400 CE Syriac

​Catalog entry here

  • f. 2-31 Poem of Gabriel Qamṣa on Sabrisho', founder of the monastery of Beth-Qoqa
  • f. 32-81 Seventeen hymns of Khamis bar Qardahe on various subjects
  • f. 82-108 Six hymns of Giwargis Warda on the rogations
  • f. 109-115 Hymns of Mari bar Mšiḥaya on the Warda and on Solomon of Bastra on penitence
  • f. 116-137 Hymns of Khamis bar Qardahe on the feasts of our Lord and on Isho'sabran
  • f. 138-146 Poem of the priest, Isḥāq Shbadnāyā, on St. George
  • f. 147ff. Various hymns, homilies, and chants of Khamis on the cross, on providence, love and wine
Borg. sir. 36 1,700 CE Syriac

Catalog entry here.

  • Liturgy of the Chaldeans of Malabar