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
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00500) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-17r Acts of Andrew
  • f. 17r-36v Life of John of the Golden Gospel of Rome
  • f. 36v-64r Life of Mar Malke
  • f. 64r-64v Preaching of Matthias in the city of the cannibals
Tur Abdin, Turkey, Churches in Enhil (CET 00042) 1,678 CE Garshuni
  • Lives of prophets, Saints, and sages
Tur Abdin, Turkey, Churches in Enhil (CET 00055) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Ephrem Syrus, Lives of Saints; Homilies
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 189; 3/23 (DIYR 00134) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Prayers
  • Life of John the Baptist
  • Shem'ūn II, poem
  • Shem'ūn II, poems
  • John of Sbīrīnō, poems
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poem on wisdom
  • Lamentations
  • Jacob of Sarug, Homily
  • Ignatius Marcus bar Qīqī, Homily on himself
  • Poem on the capture of Tur Abdin
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, Poems
  • Our Father
  • Gregory bar 'Ebroyo, On the Love of Learning
  • Jacob 'Urdansaya, Homily on the disturbance of the present time
  • Shem'ūn II, Poems
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 7/11; 122 (DIYR 00155) 1,912 CE Garshuni
  • Life of Gabriel of Qartamin
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 7/7; 11 (DIYR 00165) 1,909 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Life of Mor Behnam the Martyr
  • Life of Qasis the priest
  • Life of the Penitent Mary
  • On Leavened Bread
  • Commentary of Mor John the Patriarch on the mystery of salt, wine, and oil
  • Apology against disagreement with witnesses of orthodox teachers
  • Questions of the Holy Fathers
  • Short treatises on some episodes of the Old Testament
  • Ignatius Shukr Allah II, Selection from the teaching of metropolitan Shukr Alla on the Cross
  • Athanasius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Selection from the teaching of the Patriarch of Jerusalem on the Ascension of our Lord
  • Athanasius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, Pentekostarion
  • Selection on the Transfiguration of Our Lord
  • Selection for the feast of John the Baptist
  • Selection on repentance
  • Admonition on the Our Father
  • Selection on prayer
  • Special commandment of vigil
  • Admonitions
  • Life of the Apostle Thomas
  • Prayers on occasions of illness and pain
  • Gospel readings
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi (DIYR 00174) 1,500 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Canons
  • Life of Mar Bar Ṣawma
  • Life of Euphrosyne
  • Life of Emperor Maurice
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