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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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00340) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 3r-26r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Easter, Good Friday, and on the departure of the soul from the body
  • f. 27r-28r Collection of Proverbs
  • f. 28v-30v Chronological calculations
  • f. 32v-68v Life of St. Gregory
  • f. 68v-74r Story of Susanna
  • f. 74v-80r Miracles of the Virgin Mary
  • f. 80v-81r Ephrem Syrus, Homily 
  • f. 81v-87r John Chrysostom, On Repentance
  • f. 87v-95v Moses' conversation on Mt. Sinai
  • f. 97r-100v Life of Mar Isaac
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00018) 1,610 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1v-3v On the priest and the sponsors of the bride and groom
  • f. 3v-7v Command and blessing of marriage
  • f. 7v-14v Blessings of the contract of the oath
  • f. 15r-50v Unidentified astrological-theological text
  • f. 50v-78r Story of the palace of Shād b. 'Ād
  • f. 78v-131r Story of Masrūr and Zayn al-Muwāṣif
  • f. 131v-135v Hymns to the Virgin Mary
  • f. 136r-139v Hymns
  • f. 140r-177v Unidentified hagiographic text
  • f. 178r-185r Story of the skull that conversed with Jesus Christ, said to be the head of Arsenios, the king of Egypt
  • f. 185v-196r John Chrysostom, On the commandments of Great Sunday
  • f. 196r Explanation of that which God gave Moses the prophet
  • f. 196v-197v Forbidden, defective days in the lunar months
  • f. 198r-216v Hymns
  • f. 216v-217v Reading from the Gospel of Matthew (i.e. Mark)
  • f. 218r-227v Story of Mark the Merchant, who was carried away into exile to the land of Persia, and Gaspar the Pagan
  • f. 227v-236v Hymn on the Economy of Christ
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00500) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-17r Acts of Andrew
  • f. 17r-36v Life of John of the Golden Gospel of Rome
  • f. 36v-64r Life of Mar Malke
  • f. 64r-64v Preaching of Matthias in the city of the cannibals
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 189; 3/23 (DIYR 00134) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Prayers
  • Life of John the Baptist
  • Shem'ūn II, poem
  • Shem'ūn II, poems
  • John of Sbīrīnō, poems
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poem on wisdom
  • Lamentations
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Ignatius Marcus bar Qīqī, Homily on himself
  • Poem on the capture of Tur Abdin
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poems
  • Our Father
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, On the Love of Learning
  • Jacob 'Urdansaya, Homily on the disturbance of the present time
  • Shem'ūn II, Poems
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 7/7; 11 (DIYR 00165) 1,909 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Life of Mor Behnam the Martyr
  • Life of Qasis the priest
  • Life of the Penitent Mary
  • On Leavened Bread
  • Commentary of Mor John the Patriarch on the mystery of salt, wine, and oil
  • Apology against disagreement with witnesses of orthodox teachers
  • Questions of the Holy Fathers
  • Short treatises on some episodes of the Old Testament
  • Ignatius Shukr Allah II, Selection from the teaching of metropolitan Shukr Alla on the Cross
  • Athanasius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Selection from the teaching of the Patriarch of Jerusalem on the Ascension of our Lord
  • Athanasius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Pentekostarion
  • Selection on the Transfiguration of Our Lord
  • Selection for the feast of John the Baptist
  • Selection on repentance
  • Admonition on the Our Father
  • Selection on prayer
  • Special commandment of vigil
  • Admonitions
  • Life of the Apostle Thomas
  • Prayers on occasions of illness and pain
  • Gospel readings
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 135; 241 (DIYR 00241) 1,907 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Readings from the Gospels and Pauline Epistles
  • Jacob of Sarug, on the Destruction of Amid
  • The Life of Ephrem
  • Book of the Fox
  • Summary of the Garden of the Monks
  • Testimonies on behalf of the old Syrians concerning the faith in Christ
Vat. sir. 199 1,545 CE Garshuni

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Life of St. Maron
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Story of the three holy Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
  • Death of Isaac the patriarch
  • Death of Jacob the patriarch
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the thief
  • Life of St. Alexei
  • History of St. Abdulmasih
  • Lives of Ss. Sergius and Bacchus
  • Life of St. Marina
  • Life of St. Susanna
  • On Isaac, the son of Abraham the Patriarch
  • Life of St. John
  • Life of Paul
  • On St. Abba Ammon
  • On the Seven children of Ephesus
  • Life of St. Cyril
  • Life of St. Martinianus the Anchorite
  • Life of St. Archelidos
  • History of the Holy Apostles, Peter and Paul
  • Homily on Penitence
  • Life of St. Dionysius the Aereopagite
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily on Constantine the great
  • Life of St. Simon
  • Life of Ahiqar the sage
  • Fables of Shaddad, son of 'Addi and Solomon, son of David
  • Letter from heaven given by Athanasius Patriarch of Alexandria
  • History of the conception and nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary by her mother Anna
  • Narration of bribery
  • Fable of a certain prince
  • Homily of St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria
  • Questions and answers
  • History of Pontius Pilate
  • Apostolic Constitutions
  • Homily of St. John Chrysostom
  • Ephrem Syrus, On wrestling with the Devil
  • Prayer for the sick and penitential