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
Sachau 98; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 262 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Sachau 98. Garshuni unless otherwise noted

  • f. 1r-6v Liturgical texts for the consecration of objects of worship
  • f. 7r-16v Portion of the Qur'an
  • f. 17r-18v The end of a metrical homily on Monks in 12-syllable meter (Syriac)
  • f. 18v-27v A homily on how the work of one monk is seen by a particular angel
  • f. 28r-32r A homily on the world and its vanity
  • f. 32v-68v A writing on the interpretation of each letter of the Arabic alphabet
Sachau 39; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 223 1,777 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Sachau 39

  • f. 1-68v Timothy Isaac, Grammar
  • f. 69v-108r Bishop Rizqallāh, Elementary Grammar
  • f. 114v-121v Miscellaneous
    • f. 114v Arabic not of the writer
    • f. 115r-120v An Arabic school book for teaching elementary grammar
    • f. 120v Short excerpt of a verse-homily in Syriac
    • f. 121r Seven syllable verse for the evening of Good Friday
  • f. 122r-124r A calendar of holy days of the year according to the order of Jacob of Edessa 
Sachau 312; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 83 1,680 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 312

  • f. 1v-41v 'Abdisho', The Book of the pearl; on the faith of Christianity
    • f. 1v Introduction
    • f. 3v-8r Part 1
    • f. 8v-12v Part 2
    • f. 13r-23v Part 3
    • f. 24r-32r Part 4
    • f. 33v-41v Part 5
  • f. 44r-63r Catalogue of Ecclesiastical Writings of 'Abdisho'
Sachau 216; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 93 1,882 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 216

  • f. 5v-31r Elijah of Nisibis, Grammar 
  • f. 31v-215v John Bar Zo'bi, Large Grammar
  • f. 215v-226r John Bar Zo'bi, Metrical Grammar
  • f. 226r-226v John Bar Zo'bi, Short description of Syriac punctuation points
  • f. 226v-231r A philosophical poem in seven-syllable meter
  • f. 231r-235r A riddle with the answer in seven-syllable meter
  • f. 235r-240v An overview about the whole formation of Syriac grammar from the stem ܒܙ
  • f. 240v-242v Signature
Sachau 130; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 97 1,681 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 130

  • f. 1r-12r Grammatical inflections based on the word ܒܙ
  • f. 12v-28v A ܣܘܪܓܕܐ (timeline/guide) for calculating the Christian calendar
  • f. 28v-75v Glossary 
Sachau 328; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 99 1,880 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 328

  • Syriac Grammar Book
Sachau 168; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 221 1,743 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 168

  • Timothy Isaac, bishop of Amid, Syriac Grammar
Sachau 347; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 291 1,800 CE Arabic, Torānī

See entry for Sachau 347

  • Beginning of the history of the seven travelers of Sinbad's of the seafarer
Sachau 67; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 115 1,600 CE Garshuni

See catalog entry for Sachau 67

  • Dialogue between Elijah of Nisibis and the Vizier Abulkāsim Al-Ḥusaini
Sachau 72; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 69 1,600 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 72

  • f. 3-6 Philosophical poem in 7-syllable meter
  • f. 8r fragment, unidentified
  • f. 8v-13v Aesop's fables
  • f. 14r-14v fragment, About church discipline
  • f. 14v-21v The canons of the synods
  • f. 22r-31v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on his own death
  • f. 31v Fragment, Madrasha on the misery of man
  • f. 32-40v A collection of riddles
  • f. 40v-41r Deacon Ṣlībā, 12-syllable strophes
  • f. 42r-47r Grammatical inflections from ܒܙ
  • f. 47v-57r Lexical matters
  • f. 57v-61v Khamis bar Qardahe, Short poems
  • f. 62r-62v More riddles in 12-syllable meter
  • f. 63r-66v John bar Zo'bi, Philosophical text
  • f. 66v Excerpt of the book of Canons of aequilitteris of 'Endnīšo' and Ḥunain
  • f. 67r-90v various
  • f. 91r-100b John bar Zo'bi, poem