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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
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 4 1,610 CE Garshuni, Italian, Latin, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 2; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • New Testament in Syriac with translation into Garshuni
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana: Orientali 230 1,277 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Assemani 26; [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Bar Hebraeus, Storehouse of Mysteries
    • f. 2v title
    • f. 3r-27r Genesis
    • f. 27r-38r Exodus
    • f. 38r-43r Leviticus
    • f. 43r-50r Numbers
    • f. 50r-54v Deuteronomy
    • f. 55r/v Chronological tables of the patriarchs from Adam to Moses
    • f. 66r-59r Joshua
    • f. 59r-63v Judges
    • f. 63v-72v Samuel
    • f. 72v-73r Chronological tables of Judges from Joshua to Sau
    • f. 73v-89r Psalms (I)
    • f. 89r-101r Psalms (II)
    • f. 101r-105v Psalms (III)
    • f. 106r-109v Psalms (IV)
    • f. 109v-118r Psalms (V)
    • f. 118r-129r Kings
    • f. 129v-130r Chronological tables of the kings of Judah
    • f. 130r-134r Proverbs
    • f. 134r-136v Sirach
    • f. 136v-138r Qohelet
    • f. 138v-140v Song of Songs
    • f. 141r Wisdom of Solomon
    • f. 141r/v Ruth
    • f. 141v-142r Susanna
    • f. 142r-146v Job
    • f. 146v-154v Isaiah
    • f. 154v-163r The Twelve
    • f. 163r-167v Jeremiah
    • f. 167v-172v Ezekiel
    • f. 172r-176r Daniel
    • f. 176r/v Bel
    • f. 176v Dragon
    • f. 176v-177v Chronological tables of the seventy weeks and of the story from Nebuchadnezzar to Vespasian
    • f. 178r-200v Matthew
    • f. 200v-205r Mark
    • f. 205r-218v Luke
    • f. 218v-225v John
    • f. 225v-232r Acts
    • f. 232r-233r James
    • f. 233r-233v 1 Peter
    • f. 233v-234r 1 John
    • f. 234r-237r Romans
    • f. 237v-241r 1 Corinthians
    • f. 241r-242v 2 Corinthians
    • f. 242v-243v Galatians
    • f. 243v-244v Ephesians
    • f. 244v-245r Philippians
    • f. 245r-245v Colossians
    • f. 245v-246r 1 Thessalonians
    • f. 246r 2 Thessalonians
    • f. 246r-247r 1 Timothy
    • f. 247r-v 2 Timothy
    • f. 248r Titus
    • f. 248r Philemon
    • f. 248r-249v Hebrews
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 1/1 (DIYR 00002) 1,496 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Gregory bar Hebraeus, Commentary on the Old Testament (Syriac)
  • Old Testament (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • New Testament (Syriac)
  • Pseudo Clement of Rome, Octateuch (Syriac)
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 58; 3/16 (DIYR 00190) 1,910 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, the Cream of Wisdom [Selections]
  • List of the Syriac and Arabic works of Bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Account of the death of bar 'Ebrōyō
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, Homily
  • List of the Patriarchs of Antioch
  • John bar Ma'dani, praises and prayers
  • John bar Ma'dani, Hymns for the Lord's feast
  • Book of guidance about the ranks of deacons
  • Collection of services
  • Jacob of Edessa, List of feasts
  • John bar Ma'dani, On our God who became man on behalf of us
  • John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the seizure of Edessa
  • Daniel ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, Book on the foundations of religion
  • World is a bodily behavior
  • Homily on Mar Matthew from the mountain Alfaf
  • Canon on how it is necessary to perform church prayer
  • Morning Gospel reading for Children
  • On the Assumption of our Lady Mary and how the Apostles gathered on the day of her death
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, For Priests
  • Jacob of Sarug, Commentary on Deuteronomy. Selections
  • Philoxenus of Mabbug, on the Prophets
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the homily on the love of God
  • Jacob of Sarug, From the Holy Mar Jacob
  • From the Works of the Holy Fathers
  • Daniel of Salaḥ, Commentary on Psalm 8
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On performing the sign of the cross with one finger
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, On the Trisagion
  • Timothy Isaac, Selections from the Holy Fathers against the Chalcedonians
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
Vat. sir. 409 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Book of Psalms with commentary interspersed from various patristic authors (Philoxenus, Athanasius, Ephrem Syrus, Gregory, Severus, Abraham Qidonoyo)
Vat. sir. 433 1,600 CE Garshuni, Latin, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Elements of logic
  • Deposits of Syriac texts from one person
  • Fragment of Metaphysics
  • On Absolute Knowledge
  • On temporal priests
  • Treatise on unclean spirits
  • Book of the kings of Israel
  • Book of the responses of Ben Sira
  • HIstory of Susanna
  • Isagoge
  • Proverbs of wisdom
Mosul, Iraq, Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of Mosul MS 106 (ASOM 00106) 1,781 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • fol. 1v-75r Memre
    • Includes memre by Ephrem of Nisibis and Isaac of Antioch
  • fol. 76r-99r Commentary on Revelation
  • fol. 99r-106r Isaac of Antioch, Memra on the love of learning
  • fol. 106v-135v On the sacrament of penance and reconciliation
    • Title NS: ܣܪ ܐܠܬܘܒܗ̈