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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00010) 1,700 CE Arabic, Armenian, Garshuni, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Persian, Syriac, Turkish
  • f. 1r-8r Conjugation patterns for verbs and derived words (Syriac)
  • f. 8r Trishagion in eight languages (Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Persian, Syriac, Turkish)
  • f. 8v-21r Sayings of Pythagoras with commentary (Syriac)
  • f. 22v-31r Story of Job (Garshuni)
  • f. 31v-34v On the benefit of reading the divine books (Garshuni)
  • f. 34v-36r Ten characteristics of a dog that are necessary for a faithful servant (Garshuni)
  • f. 36r-41r Sayings of the Fathers and Saints (Garshuni)
  • f. 41v-51v Colloquy of Moses (Garshuni)
  • f. 51v-60v From the Fathers: on each person's guardian Angel (Garshuni)
  • f. 60v-67v Story of a mistreated saint (Garshuni)
  • f. 68r-79r Story of Mary the sinner, who anointed Jesus' feet with her tears (Garshuni)
  • f. 80r-87v Story of the boy whose parents wanted to slaughter him (Garshuni)
Sinai Syr. 30 778 CE Greek, Syriac
  • See entry in Lewis
  • Palimpsest. Underwriting:
    • ff. 1-21 On the Holy Lady, Thecla
    • ff. 21-52 On the Blessed Eugenia and her father, Philip
    • ff.53-69 Acts of the discipleship of Pelagia
    • ff. 69-76 The Blessedy Mary [Marinus]
    • ff. 76-84 The story of Euphrosyne of Alexandria
    • ff. 84-92 The story of Onesimus
    • ff. 92-95 Martyrdom of St. Drusius and those with her at Antioch
    • ff. 95-100 Story of St. Barbara in Heliopolis
    • ff. 100-105 The martyrdom of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • ff. 105-137 The Story of St. Irene
    • ff. 137-149 The Martyrdom of the Blessed Euphemia
    • ff. 150-161 The martyrdom of St. Sophia and her three daughters
    • ff. 161-163 The martyrdom of Theodotia the harlot
    • ff. 163-165 An apology for the faith
    • ff. 165-170 The story of Susanna
    • ff. 170-180 The Martyrdom of Cyprian the Wizard and Justa the Virgin
    • ff. 180-181 Ephrem Syrus, a metrical homily on the Mansions of Paradise
  • Lower Text
    • ff. 1-140, 143, 148 The Four Gospels in Old Syriac
    • ff. 141, 145, 146, 150, 170 Syriac Apocrypha: Acts of Thomas and the Repose of Mary
    • ff. 142, 144, 147, 149 Text of the Gospel in Greek Uncials
    • ff. 171-182 A Greek text in sloping Uncials