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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
Sachau 72; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 69 1,600 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 72

  • f. 3-6 Philosophical poem in 7-syllable meter
  • f. 8r fragment, unidentified
  • f. 8v-13v Aesop's fables
  • f. 14r-14v fragment, About church discipline
  • f. 14v-21v The canons of the synods
  • f. 22r-31v Ephrem Syrus, Memra on his own death
  • f. 31v Fragment, Madrasha on the misery of man
  • f. 32-40v A collection of riddles
  • f. 40v-41r Deacon Ṣlībā, 12-syllable strophes
  • f. 42r-47r Grammatical inflections from ܒܙ
  • f. 47v-57r Lexical matters
  • f. 57v-61v Khamis bar Qardahe, Short poems
  • f. 62r-62v More riddles in 12-syllable meter
  • f. 63r-66v John bar Zo'bi, Philosophical text
  • f. 66v Excerpt of the book of Canons of aequilitteris of 'Endnīšo' and Ḥunain
  • f. 67r-90v various
  • f. 91r-100b John bar Zo'bi, poem
Borg. sir. 148 1,576 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • Didascalia Apostolorum
  • Testament of our Lord
  • Some extracts from the Doctrina Addai
  • Apostolic Canons
  • Canons of the council of Nicaea
  • Canons of the council of Ancyra
  • Canons of the council of Neocaesarea
  • Canons of the synod of Gangres
  • Canons of the council of Antioch
  • Canons of the synod of Laodicea
  • Canons of the council of Constantinople
  • Canons of the council of Ephesus against Nestorius
  • Canons of the council of St. Cyprian of Carthage
  • Extracts from a synodal letter sent from Italy to the Bishops gathered in Antioch
  • Extracts of the letters of Ignatius, disciple of the apostles
  • Extracts of the councils of St. Peter of Alexandria on the subject of apostates
  • Questions posed to Timothy, pope of Alexandria
  • Synod of Sardica
  • Letter of Athanasius of Alexandria to Ammonius, Abbot of the monastery
  • Five letters of St. Basil addressed to the priest ܦܐܪܝܓܘܪܝܘܣ (Gregory?), to a chorbishop, to the priest Diodore at Amphilochius of Iconium
  • Canons of the council of Chalcedon
  • Extracts of the letters of certain Doctors and from St. Celestine, Bishop of Rome, against Nestorius
  • Various canons
  • Letters of St. Anthimus, bishop of Constantinople, of Basil, etc.
Vat. sir. 68 1,465 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

East Syrian Beth Gazzā (Common Breviary)

  • f. 1v-211v Beth Gazzā
  • f. 212r-222v Deacon's Office Book
  • f. 223r-227v The Order of Expiation
  • f. 228r-235r Diverse prayers for Vespers
  • f. 235v-248r The Order of the Liturgy
  • f. 248v-251r Prayers and Psalms
  • f. 251v-252v The heavenly and ecclesiastical hierarchy
  • f. 252v-253v The procession of the cross
  • f. 254r-254v The Easter Procession
  • f. 262v-263v Calendar of Saints
  • f. 264r-265r Table of movable feasts
  • f. 265v Formulary for a pastoral epistle
  • f. 265v The Scribe Lazarus, on the year, andits weeks and days
  • f. 266r Idem, On the sign of the year
  • f. 266r-267r On the day and month of Adam's creation
  • f. 267v Names of the 24 prophets
  • f. 268v ff. The creed of Nicea and Constantinople
Vat. sir. 127 Unknown Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • 51 titles of ecclesiastical canons
  • The ecclesiastical canons of the holy Apostles
  • Apostolic constitutions of Hippolytus
  • Canons of Nicaea
  • Canons of Ancyra
  • Canons of Neocaesarea
  • Canons of Gangra
  • Canons of Antioch
  • Canons of the Synod of Laodicea
  • Canons of the synod of Constantinople
  • Definition of the Synod of Ephesus
  • Canons of the Synod of Chalcedon
  • Timothy the Patriarch of Alexandria, Canonical questions and responses
Vat. sir. 129 1,020 CE Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Apostolic Constitutions
  • 'Abdisho' bar Brīkā, Collection of synodical canons
  • Synod of Timothy the Patriarch
  • 'Abidsho' bar Brīkā, Collection of synodical canons (part II)
  • Elijah of Nisibis, Letters to the Bishops and faithful Deacons
Vat. sir. 353 Unknown Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Nomocanon of the Syriac Church of Antioch
    • John Scholasticus
    • Apostolic Canons
    • Constitutions of Hippolytus
    • Canons of Nicaea
    • Council of Ancyra
    • Council of Neocaesarea
    • Synod of Gangra
    • Synod of Antioch
    • Synod of Laodicea
    • Council of Constantinople
    • Synod of Ephesus
    • Chalcedon
    • Timothy of Alexandria, Questions and responses
    • Various collections of Nomocanons
Vat. sir. 560 pt. 2 Unknown Syriac
  • Didascalia of the 12 Apostles
  • Canons of the synods and of the fathers
Kirkuk, Iraq, Chaldean Archdiocese of Kirkuk 79 (ACK 00079) 1,800 CE Syriac
  • Joseph II, Patriarch of the Chaldeans. Book of Councils
    • Alternate Title: Enlightening Lamp
    • Translated from Latin into Arabic, then from Arabic into Syriac
Baghdad, Iraq: Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Baghdad, N. 90 (ASCBN 00090) 1,888 CE Arabic, Syriac
  • fol. 1r-232r Acts of the Syriac Catholic synod convened in Lebanon in 1888 (Arabic; Syriac)