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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
Vat. sir. 182 1,707 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

  • f. 1r-6v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 1: In the beginning was the Word
  • f. 6v-21v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 3: First day
  • f. 21v-28r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 4: Second day
  • f. 28v-37r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 5: Third day (sea)
  • f. 37v-43v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 6: Third day (plants and trees)
  • f. 43v-51v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 7: Third day (paradise)
  • f. 51v-67r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 8: Fourth day 
  • f. 67r-78r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 9: Fifth day 
  • f. 78r-88r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 10: Sixth day
  • f. 88r-100v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 11: On mankind
  • f. 100v-110r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 12: On Adam
  • f. 110r-122v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem, 13: On the commandment given to Adam
  • f. 122v-133r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 14: On the punishment of Adam
  • f. 133r-141v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 15: On the Sabbath
  • f. 142r-149r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 16: On the Resurrection
  • f. 149r-156r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 17 On the freewill of man
  • f. 156r-164r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 18: On the advent of Christ
  • f. 164r-174r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 19: On the vision of Moses on Sinai
  • f. 174r-188v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 20: On the dispensation of Christ
  • f. 188v-198r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 21: On the miracles and signs which Christ performed
  • f. 198r-208v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 22: On the words and sermons of Christ
  • f. 208v-219r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 23 On the words and doctrine of Christ
  • f. 219r-230r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 24: On the doctrine and words of Christ
  • f. 230r-239v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 25: On the truth of the Christian faith
  • f. 239v-248v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 26: On the resurrection of the body
  • f. 248v-258v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 27: On the soul returning to the body after the resurrection
  • f. 259r-268r Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 28: On retribution
  • f. 268r-268v Copyist notes
  • f. 268v-273v Emmanuel ash-Shahhar, Poem 29: On Baptism
  • f. 273v Copyist notes
  • f. 274v-276r Liturgical calendar
  • f. 277v-278v Copyist notes
  • Binding
Mingana Syriac 42 835 CE Syriac

See catalog entry for Mingana 42

  • f. 1-6r Index of lessons from the New Testament to be recited on some specified festivals
  • f. 6v-7r Additional lessons for the commemoration of the dead from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-23
  • f. 7v A spheric diagram showing the day and month of a given year of the Greeks
  • f. 8r An inscription by an owner
  • f. 8v-52r Matthew (Harklean version)
  • f. 52v-80r Mark (Harklean version)
  • f. 80v-133r Luke (Harklean version)
  • f. 133v-173v John (Harklean version)
  • f. 174r Picture of an unidentified saint
  • f. 174v-178v Epistle of St. James (Harklean version)
  • f. 178v-182r 2 Timothy (Harklean version)
  • f. 182v A quotation from the Epistle of Hebrews (Harklean version)
St. Thomas Syrian Catholic Church 122 Unknown Garshuni

See entry at CPART

  • Calendar
BnF syr. 283 1,684 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • Rite of the Church of the East
    • f. 1r-24r Prayers of Priests
    • f. 24v-47r Liturgy of the 12 Apostles
    • f. 48v-56 Liturgy of Theodore of Mopsuestia
    • f. 57-73 Liturgy of Nestorius
    • f. 74-96 Rite of baptism by Mar Isho'yahb
    • f. 97-102 Rite of absolution by Mar Isho'yahb
    • f. 103v-107 various prayers
    • f. 108-109r Benediction for cleansing defiled water
    • f. 109v-113 Rite of the renewal of the leaven
    • f. 114-115r Benediction of the chalice
    • f. 115v-119 Rite of vows
    • f. 120-135r Consecration of an altar without the use of holy chrism
    • f. 135v-140r Calendar for finding moveable feasts
    • f. 140v-151 Final benedictions which one sings at the door of the choir by 'Abdisho', metropolitan of Nisibis
    • f. 152-158r Other benedictions of 'Abdisho'
    • f. 158v-165r Other benedictions of 'Abdisho', bishop of Gazarta
    • f. 165v ff. Benedictions by the priest, Israel of Alqosh
BnF syr. 63 1,644 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • f. 1-195 Apocalypse of Peter
  • f. 195v-203 History of Sibyl
  • f. 203-234 Office of Marriage (in Garshuni and Syriac)
  • f. 234v-243 Prescriptions for the months of the year
BnF syr. 25 1,700 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here; Chaldean Liturgical text

  • f. 1-99r Psalms (Peshitta)
  • f. 99v-103r The first song of Moses, the song of Isaiah, and the second and third songs of Moses (Peshitta)
  • f. 103v-217r Order of the Hudra for the days of the week.
  • f. 217v-226r Office for the feast of St. Thomas
  • f. 226v-249r General office for the day of the Commemoration of the venerable Mary, Mother of God
  • f. 249v-250 On the governance of the Holy Church
  • f. 251 On the chastity of priests
  • f. 252-273r Order and canons which one recites on the feast of the Nativity
  • f. 273v-276r Order for the consecration of the scapular of the Carmelites
  • f. 276v-277 Ecclesiastical calendar
  • f. 278 ff. Manual of priests with all the prayers used in ecclesiastical functions
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00078) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1r-215v Commentary on the Gospel Lectionary
  • f. 216v-217r Short lexical text: Greek, Syriac, Arabic
  • f. 217v-221v Calendrical text
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00014) 1,600 CE Syriac
  • f. 1v-12r, 151r Calendar
  • f. 13v-89r Cave of Treasures
  • f. 89v-90r Extract, on how Enoch and Elijah received the Sacrament
  • f. 90r-94v 'Onitha on the Cross
  • f. 94r-112v Questions and answers: riddles
  • f. 112v-120r Questions and answers: riddles
  • f. 120v-122v Canons on marriage
  • f. 122v-130v Canons on the altar
  • f. 130v-145r Questions and answers about the altar
  • f. 145r-150v Liturgical Questions
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