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
Mingana Syriac 89 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See catalog entry for Mingana 89

  • f. 1-6v Barhebraeus, Geographical portion of a work entitled ܡܢܪܬ ܩܘ̈ܕܫܐ
  • f. 5 Map of the earth based upon the seven climates of Ptolemy
  • f. 6v-9r Ecclesiastical Calendar
  • f. 9v-10r [blank]
  • f. 10v-18v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the Apocalypse
  • f. 18v-28v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on Acts
  • f. 29r-38v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Jews
  • f. 39r-84v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Muhammadans (in 39 Kephalia; the final –f. 76-84– consists entirely of Qur'anic quotations).
  • f. 85r-92v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against Nestorians
  • f. 93r Grammatical note on the seyāmē
Petermann 26; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 186 1,556 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Petermann 26

  • f. 1r-81v Dionysius Bar Salibi, Commentary on the six Centuries of Evangrius of Pontus
    • f. 3v-13r Century 1
    • f. 13v-26v Century 2
    • f. 27r-40r Century 3
    • f. 40v-52v Century 4
    • f. 53r-63r Century 5
    • f. 63v-77r Century 6
  • f. 82-98r Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, Scholion on the Astrolabe
  • f. 98v-102v Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, letter to Basil of Cyprus on the date of Easter
  • f. 103r-105v Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, Another letter to Basil of Cyprus on the date of Easter
  • f. 105v-108r Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, letter to Basil of Cyprus on the date of the birth and passion of Christ
  • f. 109r Calendar
  • f. 110r A table showing a cycle of 532 years
  • f. 110v-112r A table showing the major points of the calendar for a period of 70 years
  • f. 112v A note of the main fast and feast days
Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00253) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Ustādh Jamāl al-Dīn al-Qāsim bin Maḥfūẓ al-Baghdādī, The Book of the astrolabe
Vat. sir. 217 1,585 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Gabriel Barclay, Maronite Bishop of Nicosa, On the Sphere
  • Daniel the sage, On the Zodiac Signs
  • Berozi the teacher, to Theo
  • Astrologia & Lunarium
  • Gabriel Barclay, Metrical exposition on the Apocalypse of John
  • Prayers, benedictions, and absolutions (Syriac and Arabic)
  • Order of the benediction for the great Sunday
  • Jacob of Sarug, Memra on Joseph
  • On the discovery of the body of Joseph under Arcadius and Honorius
  • On the children of Ephesus
  • Various memre
  • Calendar
  • History of animals
  • Hunayn of Hirta, excerpt on medicine
  • Ishō' bar 'Alī, Explination of exotic words
  • Utilizing plants, planets and herbs
  • Michael the Maronite Patriarch, Epistle to the king of the Franks (dated 1575)
  • 'Abdisho' the Catholicos, syriac memre
  • 'Abdisho' the patriarch of the Chaldeans
  • Creed of St. Athanasius
  • Isho'yahb of Nisibis (Bar Malkon), profession of the faith
  • Epistle of formularies
  • Profession of the faith
  • College rules of the Maronites
  • Mass for the Nativity
  • David bar Pawlos, Syriac Memre
  • On the seven climates, Syriac memre
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 85 (ASOM 00085) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 4r-15v Theological questions and answers (Syriac)
  • f. 16r-32r Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Mēmrē (Syriac)
  • f. 32v-144v Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Cream of Wisdom (Garshuni; Syriac)
    • Title NS: ܚܐܘܬ ܚܟܡ̈ܬܐ
  • f. 149v-193v Treatise on the liturgical calendar, astronomy, and geography (Garshuni)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 189 (SMMJ 00189) 1,883 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 1v-273r Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Ethicon (Garshuni)
  • fol. 274r-301v Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Book of the Dove (Garshuni)
  • fol. 302r-304v Sayings of the wise (Garshuni)
  • fol. 305r-306r Explanation of the nine ranks of priesthood (Syriac)
  • fol. 312r-325r Treatise on celestial bodies (Garshuni)
  • fol. 325v-344r Explanation of the courses of the celestial bodies (Garshuni)