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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Vat. sir. 37 1,627 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry in Assemani and the entry completed by CPART

  • Binding
  • f. 1v-57r Burial service, Garshuni and Syriac
  • f. 57r-69v Jacob of Edessa, Tractate on the restrictions in marriage (on the different kinds of marriages that are not lawful)
  • f. 69v-106 History of St. Jacob of Egypt, the hermit, and his associates, Garshuni
  • f. 106v-128r History of King Hermianus, and of his wife and sons, Garshuni
  • f. 128r-133v Office of the resurrection of the Lord, for Vespers, Matins and Terce
  • f. 133v-139v Shorter anaphora of St. James, the Lord's brother
  • f. 139v-141r Various canons pertaining to the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, the Eucharist, and Holy Orders, in Garshuni
  • f. 141r-152v Anaphora of the Holy Fathers, by John the Patriarch (Theodore b. Wahbun)
  • f. 152v-153r Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 153r-155v Life of John, Bishop of Mardin
  • f. 155v-156v Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 156v-168v Life of St. Abhai, Bishop of Nicea
  • f. 168v-173r Account of the death of Constantine II
  • f. 173r-176r Life of Jacob of Serugh, Bishop of Batnae, Flute of the Holy Spirit and Harp of the Church
  • f. 176r-192r Life of Acha
  • f. 192r Catalog of the works fo Dionysius bar Salibi
  • f. 192r-192v Coptic, Syriac, and Ethiopic calendars
  • f. 192v-201r Festal calendar attributed to Jacob of Edessa
  • f. 201r-201v Catalog of Eastern saints
  • f. 201v-201v Life of Moshe bar Kepha
  • Binding
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 211 (SMMJ 00211) 1,503 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 3-9; SMC 3-9). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Baumstark 36*. Macler 16.

  • f. 1r-402v Gregorius Abū al-Faraj Barhebraeus, Secular and Ecclesiastical Chronicles (Syriac)
    • f. 1rv Introduction
    • f. 1v-241r First part of the Chronography
    • f. 242r-250v Addition to the secular history covering 1393-1492
    • f. 251r-390r The Ecclesiastical Chronicle
    • f. 390r-393v Continuation of the history by the author's brother, Barsawma
    • f. 393v-402v A continuation of the history by an anonymous writer to 1495/6
  • fol. 403r-v On the life of Gregory bar 'Ebroyo (Garshuni)
Petermann 24; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 238 1,883 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Petermann 24

  • f. 3r-4v Kurdish poetry
  • f. 5r-12v Wedding songs
  • f. 13r-17v David Nūhadraya the blind, A Dūrikthā, a longer poem in Fellīḥī
  • f. 17v-57 The history of Aḥikar the Assyrian (Syriac) 
  • f. 57v-78v Aesop's Fables
  • f. 79-113 History in Fellīḥī
BnF syr. 434 1,900 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1v-63 Collection of Catechetal Questions and Answers
  • f. 64-72 Explanations of words
  • f. 73v-79v The History of Emperor Maurice
  • f. 79v-86r History of Peter the Publican
  • f. 86v-90r The history of the penitent demon
  • f. 90v-97r Vision of Macarius on the soul after death
  • f. 97v-100v Refutation on the causes of corruption 
  • f. 100v-101r On the different readings
  • f. 101v-142v 'Abdišo' the Solitary, Mimra
  • f. 142v-176r Profitable speech 
  • f. 177v-180r Athanasius of Alexandria, Profession of Faith 
  • f. 180r-181r Profession of faith of the Twelve Apostles 
  • f. 181v-186r Rite of marriage crowning
  • f. 186v-187r Some Proverbs of Aḥiqar
  • f. 187v-189r Prayer of confession of the faith
  • f. 189r-190r Prayer for the consecration of impure water 
  • f. 190r-192v Dionysius bar Salibi, Canons
  • f. 192v-199v Canons and precepts 
  • f. 200-201r Fragments in Garshuni
  • f. 201v-205r 'Abdišo' de Gazarta
    • f. 201v-203r Mimra on the monastic life
    • f. 203r-204r Turgama on Mar Quriaqos
    • f. 204r-205r Introduction to the Gospel
  • f. 205v Final Prayer
Vat. sir. 97 1,518 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Homilies of John bar Ma'dani
    • On the Nativity of our Lord
    • On the Epiphany of our Lord
    • On the presentation of our Lord in  the Temple
    • On the fast of the Ninevites and Jonah the Prophet
    • On the 40-day Fast
    • On the Feast of Hosannas
    • On the Saturday of the crucifixion
    • On the Saturday of the crucifixion
    • On the Resurrection of our Lord
    • On the Ascension of our Lord
    • On Pentecost
    • On the holy Apostles
    • On the Transfiguration of the Lord
    • On the translation of His Mother
    • On the Holy Cross
    • Paraenetic homilies before whatsoever day
    • Older paraenetic homilies
    • Ten homilies on the end and on humility
  • Elijah ibn al-Hadit, Prayer according to Ma'ari who lived in Nisibis
  • St. Cyril, Homily X on Virginity
  • Syriac epigram
  • On the creation of man
  • Homily on the Saints
  • Syriac song in 7-syllable meter
  • 'Abdisho' of Sobin, Syriac song in 12-syllable meter
  • 'Abdisho' of Sobin, Syriac song in 12-syllable meter
  • Prayer 
  • Benediction of the table
  • Coronation of the betrothed
  • Names of kings which king Mahir-Shapur sent, said to have adored Christ
  • Noah of Lebanon, Syriac Jacobite Patriarch, Brief Chronicle
  • Calendar
  • Homilies by Noah the Patriarch
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
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 125 (SMMJ 00125) 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 1r Sergius of Resh'ayna, Introduction to the Dionysian corpus
  • fol. 1v-2r List of books at the church of Mary
    • Title NS: ܡܢܝܢܐ ܟܬ̈ܒܐ ܕܥܕܬܐ ܕܝܠܕܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܡܪܝܡ ܕܣܘܪ̈ܝܝܐ
  • fol. 2v-7v Apology for the Dionysian Corpus (Attributed to George of Scythopolis)
  • fol. 8r-65r Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Ecclesiastical hierarchy
    • Title NS: ܡܐܡܪܐ ܕܬܪܝܢ ܠܘܬ ܛܝܡܘܬܐܘܣ ܐܦܝܣ̄ ܕܐܦܣܘܣ ܥܠ ܪܝܫܘܬ ܟܗܢܘܬܐ ܥܕܬܢܝܬܐ ܕܐܝܬ ܒܗ ܩ̈ܦܠܐܐ ܫܒܥܐܐ
  • fol. 65r-87v Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, Epistles
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 132 (SMMJ 00132) 1,850 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 2v-106r Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Commentary on the liturgy (Garshuni)
  • fol. 106v-109r Homily on receiving the Eucharist (Garshuni)
  • fol. 109v-120r On the Lord's Prayer (Garshuni)
  • fol. 120v-187v Five Homilies (Garshuni)
  • fol. 188r-192r Parable of the apple (Garshuni)
  • fol. 192v David the Phoenician (Dawid Puniqoyo), On Biblical Chronology (Syriac)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 215 (SMMJ 00215) 1,900 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 1v 'Abd al-Nūr of Arbo Metropolitan of Mar Malke, Note on the steam-ship (Garshuni)
  • fol. 2r-35v 'Abd al-Nūr of Arbo Metropolitan of Mar Malke, Travel diary for a trip to India (Garshuni)
  • fol. 36r-38r 'Abd al-Nūr of Arbo Metropolitan of Mar Malke, List of the Syriac Orthodox churches in Malabar (Garshuni)
  • fol. 43v-44r List of those who came to India (Syriac)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 227 (SMMJ 00227) 1,900 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 1r-112r Arabic Grammar (Garshuni)
  • fol. 113r-113v Ink recipes (Garshuni)
  • fol. 113v Short Chronicle (Garshuni, Syriac)

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