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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Borg. sir. 45 1,600 CE Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 2v-25v Memre featuring a single instance of a letter
  • f. 25v-47v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the End
  • f. 47v-49v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on Hospitality
  • f. 49v-53r Isaac of Antioch, Memra on Solitaries
  • f. 53r-64r Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Crucifixion
  • f. 64v-79v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Shemun and Guria
  • f. 79v-88r Ephrem Syrus, Memra on Godly Humility
  • f. 89r-89v Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 89v-91v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Burial of Moses
  • f. 91v-94r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 95v-97r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 97r-98r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 98r-99r Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 99r-101r Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 101r-101v Isaac of Antioch, Memra
  • f. 101v-102v Ephrem Syrus, Memra
  • f. 102v-114v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the Solitaries
  • f. 114v-119r Ephrem Syrus, Memra on the Path of Righteousness
  • f. 119-122r Jacob of Sarug, Memra
  • f. 122v-140v IJacob of Sarug, Memra on the Apostle Paul
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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. 79 1,883 CE Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 1v-223r Works of Mar Narsai
    • f. 1v-15v On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (I)
    • f. 15v-29v On the Divine Revelation to Patriarchs and Prophets (II)
    • f. 29v-37v On the Nativity
    • f. 37v-39r Sogitha on Mary and the Magi
    • f. 39r-48v On the Virgin Mary
    • f. 48v-50v Sogitha on Mary and the Angel
    • f. 50v-59v On Epiphany
    • f. 59v-61r Sogitha on Jesus and John the Baptist
    • f. 61r-69v On John the Baptist
    • f. 69v-71r Sogitha on John and the Multitude
    • f. 71r-82v On Peter and Paul
    • f. 82v-90r On the Four Evangelists
    • f. 90v-95r On Stephen
    • f. 95r-108r On the Three Doctors
    • f. 108r-109v Sogitha on Cyril and Nestorius
    • f. 109v-117r On Lent I
    • f. 117r-125v On the Temptation of Christ
    • f. 125v-127v Sogitha on Cain and Abel
    • f. 127v-136r On the Raising of Lazarus
    • f. 136v-143 Against the Jews
    • f. 143v-148r On Palm Sunday
    • f. 149v-156v On Holy Week
    • f. 156v-162v On the Passion
    • f. 163r-170r On the Repentant Thief
    • f. 170r-178v On Mysteries and Baptism
    • f. 178v-184v On the Resurrection
    • f. 184v-194v On the confessors
    • f. 194v-196r Sogitha on the King (of Persia) and the Martyrs 
    • f. 196r-203v On the Three Children
    • f. 203v-210r On the Ascension
    • f. 210v-217r On Pentecost
    • f. 217r-223r On the Incarnation of Christ
  • f. 223v-224r Colophon
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Borg. sir. 81 1,800 CE Syriac

Second tome of the collection of the acts of the canons of the western and eastern councils made by Elijah 1st (see entry in Scher)

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. 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. 128 1,720 CE Syriac

A more detailed description can be found on the following page: Kristian S. Heal, “Vatican Borgia Syriac 128: A New Description,” entry published March 31, 2014, cpart.byu.edu: The Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Brigham Young University.

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  • f. 1r-67v History of Mary
  • f. 67v-71v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on the Burial of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 71v-78v Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 78v-99r Anonymous, Memra on the Holy Bearer of God
  • f. 99r-104v Anonymous, Another memra on the Feast of the Ears of Wheat and on the Praises of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 104v Note
  • f. 104v-111r Timothy of Gargar, Memra on the departure of Mary, Bearer of God
  • f. 111r Note
  • f. 111r-112r Anonymous, A Miracle Worked by Mary at Apamea
  • f. 112r-129r Jacob of Sarug, On the Martyrdom of Behnam and his Companions I
  • f. 129r-151v Jacob of Sarug, On the Martyrdom of Behnam and his Companions II
  • f. 151v Colophon
  • f. 152r-159r Jacob of Sarug, On Simeon the Stylite
  • f. 159r-170v Jacob of Sarug, On the Maccabean Martyrs Shmuni and her Children
  • f. 170v-175v Jacob of Sarug, on Mor Sharbel
  • f. 175v Note
  • f. 176r-181v Jacob of Sarug, On the Last Judgment and Gehenna
  • f. 181v Note
  • f. 181v-184v Ephrem Syrus, On Humility
  • f. 184v-185v [An Acrostic] On Pity in the Metre of Mor Jacob
  • f. 185v-188v Ephrem Syrus, On Job
  • f. 188v-193v Jacob of Sarug, On the Discovery of the Cross
  • f. 193v-199r Jacob of Sarug, Memra in Praise of John the Baptist
  • f. 199v 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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