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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 110 500 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani and the manuscript description from CPART.

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  • f. 1v-76r Ephrem Syrus, Commentary on Genesis
  • f. 76r-95v Ephrem Syrus, Commentary on Exodus
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Vat. sir. 120 500 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 3v-26v Isaac of Antioch, On Repentance
  • f. 26v-39r Isaac of Antioch, On Solitaries and Monks
  • f. 39r-42r Isaac of Antioch, An Admonition, and on Ranks and Rulers
  • f. 42r-51v Isaac of Antioch, On Creation
  • f. 51v-58v Isaac of Antioch, On Supplication
  • f. 58v-74r Isaac of Antioch, An Admonition
  • f. 74r-75v Isaac of Antioch, On End Times
  • f. 76r-81r Isaac of Antioch, On the Humility of the Brethren
  • f. 81v-83v Isaac of Antioch, On Tyranny and Oppression I
  • f. 83v-85v Isaac of Antioch, On Tyranny and Oppression II 
  • f. 85v-88v Isaac of Antioch, On Tyranny and Oppression III
  • f. 88v-94r Isaac of Antioch, On the Perfection of the Brethren
  • f. 94r-98r Isaac of Antioch, An Encouragement to Give Alms
  • f. 98r-112r Isaac of Antioch, On the Blessed Martyrs
  • f. 112r-117v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion I
  • f. 117v-121v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion II
  • f. 121v-124v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion III
  • f. 124v-130v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion IV
  • f. 130v-136v Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion V
  • f. 136v-141r Isaac of Antioch, On the Crucifixion VI
  • f. 141r-148v Isaac of Antioch, Against the Jews
  • f. 148v-153v Isaac of Antioch, On those who come for Instruction
  • f. 154r-172v Isaac of Antioch, On Adam and Eve
  • f. 172v-185v Isaac of Antioch, On Cain and Abel
  • f. 185v-197v Isaac of Antioch, On the Coming of our Lord
  • f. 197v-209v Isaac of Antioch, On the Magi who Came from the East
  • f. 209v-214v Isaac of Antioch, On the Rich Man and Lazarus
  • Fragment of Theodore of Mopsuestia, Commentary on Genesis (fol. Ir-Vv)
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Vat. sir. 155 1,515 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1r Order of procession
  • f. 1r Order of approach to the door
  • f. 1r Order of foot-washing
  • f. 1v Order of adoration of the cross
  • f. 1v Order of absolution
  • f. 2r-2v Blessing of the table
  • f. 3r-6v Names and brief history of the fathers, prophets, and doctors
  • f. 6v On Jewish Fast days
  • f. 6v On the date of the creation of the world
  • f. 7r-7v Dionysius Barsalibi, exposition on priestly vestments
  • f. 7v-8r Preparation of the chrism
  • f. 8r-8v Consecration of the chrism
  • f. 8v-9r Order of foot-washing
  • f. 9r-9v Order of the succession of the second passion
  • f. 9r-9v Order of the adoration of the cross
  • f. 9v-16v Order of the Lord's resurrection
  • f. 17r Letter of Eusebius of Caesarea to Carpianus on gospel harmony
  • f. 17r-26v Dionysius Barsalibi, Prolegomena to the four gospels
  • f. 27r-31v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the four gospels, Preamble
  • f. 32r-149v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Matthew
  • f. 150r-160r Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Mark
  • f. 160v-201v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of Luke
  • f. 202r-262v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the gospel of John
  • f. 263r-288r Daniel of Salah [Salaḥ], Exposition on the Psalms
  • f. 288v-290v Ephrem, A Profitable Warning
  • f. 290v-294r Ephrem, On Repentance
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Vat. sir. 216 Unknown Arabic, Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1r-2v Notes in Arabic
  • f. 3r-121v Commentary on Genesis
  • f. 122r-185r Commentary on Exodus
  • f. 185r-187v Notes in Arabic
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Vat. sir. 497 1,900 CE Syriac

See entry in Voste

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  • f. 2v Dedicatory note
  • f. 4v-17r John bar Penkaye, From the Creation to the Flood
  • f. 17r-32r John bar Penkaye, From the Flood until the destruction of Babel by Cyrus
  • f. 32v-50r John bar Penkaye, From the end of the captivity of the Jews until Antiochus
  • f. 50v-71r John bar Penkaye, The fulfillment of prophecies, the dissolution of Alexander's Empire, and the reign of Pacorus
  • f. 71r-86v John bar Penkaye, On demons and false gods
  • f. 86v-109r John bar Penkaye, On the books of the Old Testament: their content, doctrine, value, and their points of contact with the books of the New Testament
  • f. 109r-134 John bar Penkaye, Similar considerations to those of the previous section
  • f. 134r-152r John bar Penkaye, Following the previous section
  • f. 152r-167v John bar Penkaye, On the gods among different peoples
  • f. 168r-284v John bar Penkaye, History from the New Testament period to 686 CE
  • f. 284v-285v Colophon
Vat. sir. 502 1,926 CE Syriac

See entry in Voste

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  • f.2v-199r Explication of obscure words in the Pentateuch
  • f. 2v-2v Notes
  • f. 4v-53v Genesis
  • f. 53v-92v Exodus
  • f. 92v-117v Leviticus
  • f. 118r-157r Numbers
  • f. 157r-197v Deuteronomy
  • f. 197v-198v Colophon
  • f. 199r Preface
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Vat. sir. 508 1,927 CE Syriac

See entry in Voste

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  • f. 3r-23r Moshe bar Kepha, Introduction to the Commentary on the Psalms
  • f. 23v-24v Colophon
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Vat. sir. 578 1,917 CE Syriac
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  • f. 1r-6v Anonymous, Commentary on Genesis
  • f. 7r-29r Anonymous, Commentary on Exodus
  • f. 29r-41r Anonymous, Commentary on Leviticus
  • f. 41r-59v Anonymous, Commentary on Numbers
  • f. 59v-80r Anonymous, Commentary on Deuteronomy
  • f. 80v-96v Anonymous, Commentary on Wisdom of Solomon
  • f. 96v-101r Anonymous, Commentary on Ecclesiastes
  • f. 101v-103r Anonymous, Commentary on Ruth
  • f. 103r-104v Anonymous, Commentary on Song of Solomon
  • f. 104v-114r Anonymous, Commentary on Ben Sira
  • f. 114r-137v Anonymous, Commentary on Isaiah
  • f. 137v-170v  Anonymous, Commentary on Minor Prophets
  • f. 170v-189v Anonymous, Commentary on Jeremiah
  • f. 189v-212v Anonymous, Commentary on Ezekiel
  • f. 212v-226v Anonymous, Commentary on Daniel
  • f. 226v-230r Anonymous, Commentary on varia
  • f. 230v-232v Anonymous, Commentary on blanks
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Vat. sir. 596 1,917 CE Arabic, Syriac
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  • f. 1r-53v Jacob of Edessa, Commentary on the Old Testament
    • f. 1r-20r Genesis
    • f. 20v-32r Exodus
    • f. 32r-39v Leviticus
    • f. 39v-42v Numbers (f. 41rv lacuna)
    • f. 42v-47r Deuteronomy
    • f. 47v-50v Job
    • f. 51r-52r Joshua
    • f. 52v-53v Judges
  • f. 53v-66r Exlanation of difficult Old Testament passages (Ephrem, Jacob, and others) 
  • f. 66r Colophon
  • f. 66v-79r Explanations of various subjects attributed to different authors
  • f. 79v-81v Teaching of the Twelve Apostles
  • f. 81v-83v The Doctrine of Addai
  • f. 83v-84r Twenty Canons of the Apostles
  • f. 84r-85r Six questions and answers of Jacob of Edessa
  • f. 85v-90r Hypomnemata of our Lord
  • f. 90v-99v Two letters of Theodore bar Wahbun
  • f. 99v-105r Prophecies of pagan philosophers
  • f. 105r-111r Chosen words of philosophers teaching wisdom
  • f. 111r Colophon
  • f. 111v-112v Eulogy of Abraham of Nathpar
  • f. 113r Anecdote of Moses bar Kepha by Mar Sawira
  • f. 113v-115r Profession of Faith by Mar Michael
  • f. 115v-116v Questions and answers on ousia
  • f. 117r-120v Legend of Mar Eli al-Hira in Arabic
  • f. 121r-130r History of Yareth the Alexandrian
  • f. 130r Colophon (other colophons found at 66r and 111r)
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Vat. sir. 187 1,669 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • 'Abdisho' of Nisibis, Interpretation of the 'Onyatha of Simeon of Sancalabar
  • Exposition of the obscure places in the Gospels
  • Exposition on certain places in Genesis and Exodus
  • Etymologies of Syriac words
  • A question of Macarius the Solitary and answer of Joshua bar Nun, Patriarch of the Chaldeans
  • Questions and answers from the Scriptures from Theodore of Mopsuestia