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
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (C1: n1-11) Unknown Sogdian, Syriac
  • The Martyrdom of St. George
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (C2: n12-86) Unknown Sogdian, Syriac
  • Matyrium of St. Pethion
  • Dādišo‛ Qaṭrāyā, commentary on the 15th Homily of Abba Isaiah
  • Legend of the seven sleepers of Ephesus
  • Martyrdom of the Holy Barba‛šemin
  • Martyrdom of the 120 martyrs and of the Holy Barba‛šemin
  • Martyrdom of St. Šahdost
  • *Perhaps part of the homily of Babai of Nisibis, "On the Final Evil Hour"
  • Commentary on the Liturgy; Unidentified Homily
  • Apophthegmata Patrum?
  • Martyrdom of St. Eustathius
  • Evagrius Ponticus, Antirrheticus 
  • Possibly Evagrius Ponticus, Antirrheticus
  • Unidentified
  • Probably part of the homily, "On the divine grace toward creation"
  • Apostolic Canons
  • Apostolic Canons/Commentary on the Liturgy
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (C3: n87-n147) Unknown Sogdian, Syriac
  • The Life of John of Dailam
  • The Life of Serapion
  • Unidentified
  • Omen Text
  • Polemic against the Manichaeans
  • Admonition to a spiritual son
  • Homely on the transience of earthly life
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (C6: n167-n174) Unknown Sogdian, Syriac
  • Story of Mar Eugene (Awgen)
  • On the Ascetic Life
  • Unidentified text
  • Martyrdom of St. Tarbo 
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (C14: n179-n189) 1,895 CE Sogdian, Syriac
  • Discovery of the True Cross
  • The Legend of Barshabbā
  • Prayer text; Beginning of the Discovery of the True Cross
  • Martyrdom of Sergius and Bacchus
  • Unidentified
Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (C22: n193-n199) Unknown Sogdian
  • The Book of Daniel
  • Homily on the Fast
  • Simon fragment
  • Martyrdom of Cyriacus and Julitta
  • Text about the Apostles