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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
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
Tur Abdin, Turkey, Churches in Enhil (CET 00040) 1,756 CE Garshuni
  • Commentary on the Four Gospels
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 8 2/4 (DIYR 00008) 1,755 CE Garshuni
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on the Gospels
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 17 (DIYR 00034) 1,702 CE Garshuni
  • Commentary on the Gospels
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 72 2/3; 103 (DIYR 00182) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • Commentary on the Apocalypse
  • Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō, The Book of the Dove
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 190 (DIYR 00217) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • Shem'un II, Weapon of Religion and the Shield of Certainty
  • Shem'un II, Commentary on the parable of the last penny (Matthew 5:25-26)
Vat. sir. 91 1,551 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Elijah III, also known as Abu-Halim, Homilies to be read in the morning
    • On the Nativity of our Lord
    • Another on the Nativity
    • On the commemoration of St. Mary
    • Another on the commemoration of St. Mary
    • On the Epiphany of our Lord
    • Another on the Epiphany
    • Monday of the Rogation, week 1
    • Another Monday of the Rogation, week 1
    • Monday of the rogation, week 2
    • Mar Shallita, Tuesday of the Rogation, week 1
    • George of Arbela, Tuesday of the Rogation
    • Elijah of Nisibis, Tuesday of the Rogation, week 2
    • Another Elijah of Nisibis, Tuesday of the Rogation, week 2
    • Elijah of Nisibis, Wednesday or the Rogation, week 1
    • Another Elijah of Nisibis, Wednesday or the Rogation
    • Elijah of Nisibis, Wednesday of the Rogation, week 2
    • Elijah of Nisibis, On the ablution of Wednesday of Rogation
    • On holy Commemoration
    • Another on the holy Commemoration
    • Friday, on the departed 
    • Sunday of the entrance of the Fast
    • Another on the Sunday of the entrance of the Fast
    • Another on the Sunday of the entrance of the Fast
    • George of Arbela, On the Five Sundays of the Fast
    • Elijah the Patriarch, on the Five Sundays of the Fast
    • On the Festival of Hosannas
    • Another on the Festival of Hosannas
    • On the feast of the Resurrection
    • Another on the feast of the Resurrection
    • On the Monday of Holy Week
    • Another on the Monday of Holy Week
    • On the Feast of the Ascension
    • Another on the feast of the Asension
    • On the Feast of Pentecost
    • Elijah of Anbar, Another on the feast of Pentecost
    • Elijah the Patriarch, On Adoration for the liturgy
    • Elijah the Patriarch, On the Festival of the Transfiguration
    • Elijah the Patriarch, Another on the Festival of the Transfiguration
    • Elijah the Patriarch, On the Feast of the cross
    • Elijah the Patriarch, Another on the Feast of the cross
    • Presbyter Abul 'azziz,  Sunday of the dedication of the Church
    • Presbyter Abul 'azziz,  Another on the Sunday of the dedication of the Church
    • Blessings of the prayers of the morning and evening of Sundays and feasts
    • Benediction of the mystery over the door of the χόγχη
    • Prayers said before the 'Onyatha preceding and following hte feast of the Nativity
    • Various prayers
    • Questions and Answers which our Lord gives through Matthew, Mark, and Luke
    • On the one old Gospel upon the altar of the holy church of the dispersion of the Romans in the city of Baghdad...
    • An older note of Bishop Makika from Baladam
    • A song of Simeon on the Paraclete, for the second day of the deposition of the dead (Garshuni)
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

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