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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.

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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 00340) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 3r-26r Basil of Caesarea, Homily on Easter, Good Friday, and on the departure of the soul from the body
  • f. 27r-28r Collection of Proverbs
  • f. 28v-30v Chronological calculations
  • f. 32v-68v Life of St. Gregory
  • f. 68v-74r Story of Susanna
  • f. 74v-80r Miracles of the Virgin Mary
  • f. 80v-81r Ephrem Syrus, Homily 
  • f. 81v-87r John Chrysostom, On Repentance
  • f. 87v-95v Moses' conversation on Mt. Sinai
  • f. 97r-100v Life of Mar Isaac
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00052) 1,542 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 1
  • Homily on Mary and Joseph
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 2
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 3
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 4
  • Jacobite Life of the Virgin, Book 5
  • Homily on the Assumption of our Lady
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00003) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 5v-21r The Story of Emperor Zeno, Shams al-Munīr, and Hilaria their daughter (Syriac/Garshuni)
  • f. 21r-27r Story of Eugenia (Garshuni)
  • f. 27v-30r Story of Anastasia the anchorite and patrician (Garshuni)
  • f. 30r-34r Story of a whore, the sister of a monk (Garshuni)
  • f. 34r-40v Story of the Forty Martyrs (Garshuni)
  • f. 40v-46r Story of Mark of Jabal Tarmaq (Garshuni)
  • f. 46v-51r Story of Onesima, daughter of the king (Garshuni)
  • f. 51r-54v Story of Onesima (Garshuni)
  • f. 54v-60r Story of a God-fearing man and his daughter Euphrosyne (Garshuni)
  • f. 60v-65v Story of the son of the king (Garshuni)
  • f. 65v-67r Story of a royal child (Garshuni)
  • f. 67r-69v Story of a Greek king (Garshuni)
  • f. 69v-90r Story of John (Garshuni)
  • f. 90v-100v Story of Alexei, the man of God (Garshuni)
  • f. 100v-108r Story of the sleepers of Ephesus (Garshuni)
  • f. 108v-119v Story of Cyriac and Julitta (Garshuni)
  • f. 119v-134v Story of George the martyr (Garshuni)
  • f. 134v-156r Story of Thomas the Apostle (Garshuni)
  • f. 156r-161r Story of Mārt Shmuni and her seven sons (Garshuni)
  • f. 161r-165v Story of Andrew and his wife Athanasia (Garshuni)
  • f. 165v-177r Story of Pethion (Garshuni)
  •  f. 177r-178v Story of Anahid (Garshuni)
  • f. 179r-192v Story of Marina (Garshuni)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00023) 1,796 CE Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 2r-6v Miracles of the Virgin Mary (Arabic)
  • f. 7v-46v Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar (Syriac)
  • f. 55v-146r Liturgical miscellany (Garshuni, Syriac)
    • Includes parts for ordination (55v)
    • Consecration of the altar and eucharistic vessels (81v-88v)
    • Joseph II, The washing of the feet (92r)
    • Portions for the sick and dying (99v)
  • f. 146v-149r Sentences on grammar and other subjects (in verse, various meters) (Syriac)
Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00448) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • Lives of the Saints
  • Homilies
Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00207) 1,600 CE Garshuni
  • Stories about the Saints
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00009) 1,600 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-1v Unidentified text
  • f. 1v-9r John Chrysostom, Homily 
  • f. 9r-15r The story of an old man and his student
  • f. 15r-16v Ten characteristics of a dog that are necessary for a faithful servant
  • f. 17r-22v Consolation for one who has died
  • f. 22v-27r Miracle of Mary after Jesus' Ascension
  • f. 27v-36v Story of Job the righteous
  • f. 36v-48r Story of Alexei, the man of God, son of Euphemianus
  • f. 48r-59v Story of Mary the sinner, who anointed the feet of Jesus with her tears
  • f. 59v-65v Story of the boy whose mother and father wanted to sacrifice him
  • f. 65v-73r Story of a king's son
  • f. 73r-75v On the benefit of reading the Divine Books
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)
Kirkuk, Iraq, Chaldean Archdiocese of Kirkuk (ACK 00012) 1,791 CE Syriac
  • f. 3v-151v Epiphanius, Lives of Prophets
  • f. 52r-141r Cave of Treasures
  • f. 141r-146r Vision of Ezra in the desert
  • f. 151v-160r Record about a meeting in the church of St. Peter and Paul in Rome in the year 1140 of the Greeks
Kirkuk, Iraq, Chaldean Archdiocese of Kirkuk (ACK 00038) 1,895 CE Syriac
  • Commemoration of Saint martyr Tahmazgard