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. 155 1,515 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • Binding
  • 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
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 497 1,900 CE Syriac

See entry in Voste

  • Binding
  • 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. 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
Vat. sir. 282 1,633 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Bar 'Ebroyo, Storehouse of Mysteries