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
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 8 (SMMJ 00008) 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 1-3; SMC 1-3); Baumstark 1 and Baumstark 1*; Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1v-116v Psalms (Syriac/Garshuni) (Syriac is the Peshitta)
  • f. 116b Our Father in Syriac and Garshuni
  • f. 116v-117r The Creed of the three hundred, i.e. the Nicene Creed (Syriac and Garshuni)
  • f. 117r A special Psalm of David. Psalm 151 (Syriac and Garshuni)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 36 (SMMJ 00036) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (Macomber 2-2B) (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-2; SMC 2-2)

  • Part A (1800)
    • f. 1v-4r Syrian Orthodox Lections for the feast of the Nativity
      • f. 1v-2r At vespers of the Nativity of our Lord in the flesh. John 1:1-17
      • f. 2r-3r At matins of the Nativity of our Lord in the flesh. Matthew 2:1-12
      • f. 3r-4r The Nativity of our Lord. From the Apostle Paul. Galatians 4:1-18
  • ​Part B (12th Century)
    • f. 1v-273r New Testament Peshitta (unless otherwise indicated)
      • f. 1v-32v Matthew
      • f. 32v-52v Mark
      • f. 52v-87r Luke
      • f. 87r-114r John
      • f. 115r-142v Harklean lections of the Great (i.e. Passion) week
      • f. 142v-178v Acts
      • f. 178v-182r James
      • f. 182r-186r 1 Peter
      • f. 186r-189v 1 John
      • f. 189v-190r 2 John (Harklean)
      • f. 190rv 3 John (Harklean)
      • f. 190v-192v 2 Peter (Harklean)
      • f. 192v-193v Jude (Harklean)
      • f. 193v-207v Romans
      • f. 207v-222r 1 Corinthians
      • f. 222r-232v 2 Corinthians
      • f. 232v-237r Galatians
      • f. 237r-242v Ephesians
      • f. 242v-246r Philippians
      • f. 246r-249r Colossians
      • f. 249r-252r 1 Thessalonians
      • f. 252r-254r 2 Thessalonians
      • f. 254r-258r 1 Timothy
      • f. 258r-260v 2 Timothy
      • f. 260v-262r Titus
      • f. 262rv Philemon
      • f. 262v-273r Hebrews
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 44 (SMMJ 00044) 1,505 CE Garshuni

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-8; SMC 2-8). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1v-624r The book of the Torah interspersed with anonymous commentary which some scholars attribute to the Copt, Marqus al-Darīr ibn Mawhūb Ibn al-Qanbar [Marqus ibn Qanbar, died 1208]
    • f. 1v-227v The book of Genesis, interspersed with anonymous commentary
    • f. 228r-410r The book of Exodus, interspersed with anonymous commentary
    • f. 410v-528r The book of Leviticus, interspersed with anonymous commentary
    • f. 529r-580r The book of Numbers, without commentary
    • f. 580v-624r The book of Deuteronomy, without commentary
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 3 (SMMJ 00003) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • See catalog entry in Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).
  • fol. 1v-477v Old Testament. Historical Books
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 5 (SMMJ 00005) 1,638 CE Garshuni
  • Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).
  • fol. 1r-390v Bible, Old Testament. 
    • Isaiah
    • Jeremiah
    • Lamentations
    • Baruch
    • Ezekiel
    • Daniel
    • Hosea
    • Joel
    • Amos
    • Micah
    • Obadiah
    • Jonah
    • Nahum
    • Habakkuk
    • Zephaniah
    • Haggai
    • Zechariah
    • Malachi
    • Ezra
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 7 (SMMJ 00007) 1,572 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Baumstark 2.

  • fol. 1v-115v Psalter
  • fol. 115v-117r Homily attributed to Mar Ephrem, On humility, admonition, correction
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 9 (SMMJ 00009) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).
  • fol. 1v-158v Psalter
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 10 (SMMJ 00010) 1,474 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • fol. 1v-123r Psalter
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 15 (SMMJ 00015) 1,885 CE Garshuni
  • fol. 1v-177r Psalter
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 17 (SMMJ 00017) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).
  • fol. 1r-242v Psalter 

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