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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Sinai Syr. 16 600 CE Syriac

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  • ff. 1-86 Lives of the Egyptian Fathers
  • ff. 87-93 Life of the Holy Nilus the Anchorite
  • ff. 93-105 The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians
  • ff. 105-112 A discourse of Plutarch on the advantage to be derived from one's enemies
  • ff. 112-121 A discourse of Pythagoras
  • ff. 121-126 A discourse of Plutarch about asceticism
  • ff. 126-132 A discourse of Plutarch about anger
  • ff. 132-140 A discourse of Lucian that we should not readily believe slander against our friends
  • ff. 140-143 Discourse of a Philosopher about the Soul
  • ff. 151-214 Mar John the Anchorite, Commentary on Ecclesiastes
  • ff. 214 ad finem; John Chrysostom, Commentaries on Matthew
Sinai Syr. 24 900 CE Syriac

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  • The works of Mar Isaac
  • Extracts from stories of the Desert Fathers
Sinai Syr. 26 800 CE Syriac

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  • Works for Mar Isaiah followed by an extract from John Chrysostom and a short life of the Apostle John
Sinai Syr. 27 1,300 CE Syriac

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  • Troparion followed by a few leaves of St. Ephrem and a life of St. Barbara
Sinai Syr. 30 778 CE Greek, Syriac
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  • Palimpsest. Underwriting:
    • ff. 1-21 On the Holy Lady, Thecla
    • ff. 21-52 On the Blessed Eugenia and her father, Philip
    • ff.53-69 Acts of the discipleship of Pelagia
    • ff. 69-76 The Blessedy Mary [Marinus]
    • ff. 76-84 The story of Euphrosyne of Alexandria
    • ff. 84-92 The story of Onesimus
    • ff. 92-95 Martyrdom of St. Drusius and those with her at Antioch
    • ff. 95-100 Story of St. Barbara in Heliopolis
    • ff. 100-105 The martyrdom of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • ff. 105-137 The Story of St. Irene
    • ff. 137-149 The Martyrdom of the Blessed Euphemia
    • ff. 150-161 The martyrdom of St. Sophia and her three daughters
    • ff. 161-163 The martyrdom of Theodotia the harlot
    • ff. 163-165 An apology for the faith
    • ff. 165-170 The story of Susanna
    • ff. 170-180 The Martyrdom of Cyprian the Wizard and Justa the Virgin
    • ff. 180-181 Ephrem Syrus, a metrical homily on the Mansions of Paradise
  • Lower Text
    • ff. 1-140, 143, 148 The Four Gospels in Old Syriac
    • ff. 141, 145, 146, 150, 170 Syriac Apocrypha: Acts of Thomas and the Repose of Mary
    • ff. 142, 144, 147, 149 Text of the Gospel in Greek Uncials
    • ff. 171-182 A Greek text in sloping Uncials
Sinai Syr. 82 1,200 CE Syriac

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  • Acts of Pilate
  • Anaphora of Pilate and a correspondence between Pilate and Herod
  • The story of Euphemia
  • The story of the 40 martyrs
  • The acts of Matthew and Andrew
  • Questions and Responses