Digitized Manuscripts: Faceted Search

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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
Vat. sir. 18 1,481 CE Syriac

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1r-109v Gospel of John (Harklean)
  • f. 110r-184v Gospel Lectionary (Harklean)
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Borg. sir. 137 1,666 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Roll of parchment with surrounding miniatures. In the center is a hymn in Syriac for Palm Sunday. (see entry in Scher)

Borg. sir. 147 1,400 CE Syriac

See entry in Scher

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  • f. 3v-9v Index of Lectionary Readings
  • f. 10r-10v Index of Sections in Matthew
  • f. 11v-47r Gospel of Matthew
  • f. 47r Index of sections in Mark
  • f. 69r Index of Sections in Luke
  • f. 69v-107v Gospel of Luke
  • f. 107v Index of Sections in Luke
  • f. 108r-132r Gospel of John 
  • f. 132v-170r Acts
  • f. 170r-171r Cause of the Book of Acts
  • f. 171v-174v Epistle of James
  • f. 175r-179r First Epistle of Peter
  • f. 179v-182r Second Epistle of Peter
  • f. 182r-186r First Epistle of John
  • f. 186r-187r Second Epistle of John
  • f. 187r-188v Epistle of Jude
  • f. 189r On Paul
  • f. 189v-274r Epistles of Paul
  • f. 274v Colophon
  • f. 275v-289r Jacob of Edessa, Letter
  • f. 289v-302r Monastic Anthology
  • f. 302v-303v Notes
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Borg. sir. 160 1,400 CE Syriac

Peshitta New Testament; see entry in Scher

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  • f. 1r-17v Acts 20:37-end
  • f. 18r-23v James
  • f. 23v-29v 1 Peter
  • f. 30r-35r 1 John
  • f. 35v-36r Notes
  • f. 36v-40r Table of Lectionary Readings
  • f. 40v-71v Romans
  • f. 72r-85r 1 Corinthians
  • f. 85r-99r 2 Corinthians
  • f. 99v-107r Galatians
  • f. 107v-115r Ephesians
  • f. 115r-120v Philippians
  • f. 120v-125v Colossians
  • f. 126r-130v 1 Thessalonians
  • f. 130v-133r 2 Thessalonians
  • f. 133v-139v 1 Timothy
  • f. 139v-143v 2 Timothy
  • f. 143-157v [Fragments of Titus, Philemon]
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Borg. sir. 163 Unknown Garshuni, Syriac

Episcopal ceremonies (See entry in Scher)

Borg. sir. 169 1,576 CE Syriac

See entry in Scher

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  • f. 2v-135r Peshitta Gospel Lectionary
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Vat. sir. 20. pt. 1 1,215 CE Syriac

Melkite Gospel Lectionary; see entry in Assemani

Vat. sir. 20. pt. 2 1,215 CE Syriac

Melkite Gospel Lectionary; See entry in Assemani

Vat. sir. 21 1,041 CE Syriac

Melkite lectionary for the Acts of the Apostles and Epistles of St. Paul; See entry in Assemani

Vat. sir. 22 1,301 CE Syriac

See note in Assemani

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  • f. 1r-94v Pauline Lectionary
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