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. 221 Unknown Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Agapius of Crete, Ascetic Book with the title, The salvation of sinners
  • A form of the sacrament of absolution
Vat. sir. 222 1,670 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Chaldean office for common days, former
  • Chaldean office for common days, latter
  • Hymns
  • Common office for matins
  • Canticles for common days
  • Calendar
  • 'Onyatha 
  • 'Onyatha on the martyrs
  • Song for vespers and matins
  • Hymn of Mar Narsai, Memra for nocturns of a Dominical feast
  • St. Ephrem, acrostic memra with the letters of Jesus' name
  • Mar Narsai, Memra for matins of a Dominical feast
  • Song of the three youths
  • Theodore of Mopsuestia, hymn for matins of feast days
  • Hymn on the Eucharist
  • Elijah the Patriarch, prayer
  • Names of the Arabic months
Vat. sir. 223 1,675 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • The book of perfection
  • Exposition for Dominical Feasts
  • Rules for a pious society
  • Way of reciting the rosary of the Blessed Virgin
  • Profession of the faith
Vat. sir. 227 Unknown Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Explanation of Arabic words
Vat. sir. 229 Unknown Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Song for the Virgin Mary
  • Medical secrets
  • Difficult points in the Syriac four gospels
  • Syriac-Arabic Lexicon
  • Prooemia of the Epistles
  • Names of the 12 signs of the Zodiac
  • Medical secrets
Vat. sir. 232 1,685 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • History of the expeditions of Francis Piquet
Vat. sir. 244 1,681 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Exposition on the Gospels through the cycle of Dominical feasts (Chaldean Rite)
Vat. sir. 294 Unknown Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom (Melkite Rite)
Vat. sir. 302 1,681 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Book of Deacons (West Syriac Rite)
Vat. sir. 408 1,549 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Book of Homilies and ascetic sermons (Various authors)

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