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*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. 471 1,224 CE Syriac
  • Binding
  • f. 2v-276v Peshitta New Testament
    • f. 2v-39v Matthew
    • f. 40r-60v Mark
    • f. 61r-99r Luke
    • f. 99r-130r John
    • f. 130r-174v Acts of the Apostles
    • f. 174v-178v James
    • f. 178v-183v 1 Peter
    • f. 183r-187v 1 John
    • f. 187v-203v Romans
    • f. 203v-220r 1 Corinthians
    • f. 220r-230v 2 Corinthians
    • f. 230v-236r Galatians
    • f. 236r-241v Ephesians
    • f. 241v-245r Philippians
    • f. 245r-249r Colossians
    • f. 249r-252r 1 Thessalonians
    • f. 252r-254r 2 Thessalonians
    • f. 254r-258v 1 Timothy
    • f. 258v-261v 2 Timothy
    • f. 261v-263v Titus
    • f. 263v-264v Philemon
    • f. 264v-276v Hebrews
  • f. 276v-277r Explicit and Colophon
  • f. 277v-278v Decorations
  • f. 279v Note in Armenian
  • Binding
BnF syr. 344 1,500 CE Armenian, Syriac

See catalogue entry here; Paintings with legends in Syriac and Armenian 

  • f. 1v The angel, Gabriel, Mary, and the Holy Spirit at the Annunciation
  • f. 2r The Virgin, the creche, two animal heads; the magi; two angels. The departure for Egypt?
  • f. 2v The presentation at the temple. The old man Simeon and four persons
  • f. 3r The resurrection of Lazarus– f. 3v The entrance into Jerusalem, the day of palms
  • f. 3bis. The baptism of Christ in the Jordan and the transfiguration
  • f. 4 Jesus washing the feet of Peter with the other disciples present. Jesus and the two thieves on the cross
  • f. 5 Joseph and Nicodemus burying Christ. Jesus went to find Adam and the just in those in limbo and pierce the dragon
  • f. 6 Resurrection – Ascension
  • f. 7 Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles– the Triumph of the cross, punishments for sinners
  • f. 8 Christ on the chariot of the Cherubim, Paradise – Matthew and Mark
  • f. 9 Luke and John
Beinecke Syriac MS 9 Unknown Armenian, Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • Syriac-Armenian Lexicon
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)
Biblioteca Medica Laurenziana: Orientali 465 Unknown Armenian, Syriac

See P. VALERGA, Catalogo supplementare dei codici Orientali esistenti nella Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, [1879], cc. 16r-v. See also G. ULUHOGIAN, Catalogo dei manoscritti armeni delle biblioteche d’Italia, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 2010, pp. 119- 124. [Bibliographic Record]; [Data Record]

  • Calendar and partial Breviary (Armenian)
  • Fragmentary Syriac Psalter
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi 10/17; 232 (DIYR 00244) 1,800 CE Armenian, Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish
  • Nativity Canticle (Garshuni)
  • Epiphany Canticle (Garshuni)
  • Rogation (Garshuni)
  • Shem'un II, Canticle (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Jacob of Sarug, Petition on Epiphany (Syriac)
  • Liturgical proclamations (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for the Cross (Syriac)​
  • Canticle for the Passions (Garshuni)
  • Liturgical proclamations (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for the Passion of Our Lord (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for the Presentation of Our Lord at the Temple (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Barsawma (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Adoration of the Magi (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Our Lady (Armenian)
  • Canticles (Garshuni)
  • Liturgical Proclamations (Garshuni)
  • Canticles for the Virgin Mary (Garshuni)
  • Canticles for Nativity (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Saint George (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Peter (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for John the Baptist (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for St. Ephrem (Garshuni)
  • Canticles for Our Lady (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Saint Cyriacus (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Shem'on the Poor (Garshuni)
  • Canticles (Garshuni)
  • Liturgical proclamations (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Shmoni and her sons (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for the Passion (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Jesus and His Mother (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Our Lady and others (Garshuni, Syriac, Turkish)
  • Canticle for Repentance (Garshuni)
  • Account about an event in Aleppo (Garshuni)
  • Canticle for Our Lady (Garshuni)
Harvard Ms Syr 54 1,661 CE Armenian, Syriac

Catalog entry

  • Lexicon (A compilation of the lexica of Bar Bahlul, Bar Ali and others. The normal Arabic glosses are in Armenian –in Syriac letters– instead.)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 73 (SMMJ 00073) 1,400 CE Armenian, Syriac

Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • Armenian in flyleaves 
  • fol. 3v-139v Beth gazō (Syriac Rite, Western)