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
Vat. sir. 556 1,729 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Binding
  • f. 1v-2v Dedication
  • f. 2v-253r Gospel Lectionary
  • f. 253r-254v In memory of John of the monastery of Busnaya
  • f. 254v-255r Burial of the deacons
  • f. 255r-255v burial of men and children
  • f. 255v-256r Item for women
  • f. 256r-256v Lists of feasts and circumstances, and references to pericope to read at this occasion
  • f. 256v Note, dated to 1729
  • f. 257 Garshuni, prayer
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 44 1,691 CE Garshuni, Syriac

​Catalog entry in Assemani

Liturgy (Chaldean Rite)

  • Order of Holy Baptism 
  • Liturgy of the apostles
  • Gospel lections
Vat. sir. 197 1,488 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • The Four Gospels 
Vat. sir. 211 1,719 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Apocryphal revelation according to St. John after the ascension of our Lord on the final judgment
  • Questions and Responses
  • Questions and Responses between a disciple and his master, on Christ the Lord
  • Questions and Responses between a disciple and his master, about the Sacrament of confession
  • Profession of the Christian faith