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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
Borg. sir. 67 1,500 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See note in Scher

  • Binding
  • f. 1r-32 Revelation
  • Binding
Borg. sir. 74 1,400 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See note in Scher

  • Binding
  • f. 1r-9v Table of Lectionary Readings
  • f. 10r-19v Introduction to Gospels
  • f. 20r-99v Matthew
  • f. 100r-152v Mark
  • f. 153r-242v Luke
  • f. 243r-307v John
  • Binding
Borg. sir. 137 1,666 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Roll of parchment with surrounding miniatures. In the center is a hymn in Syriac for Palm Sunday. (see entry in Scher)

Borg. sir. 163 Unknown Garshuni, Syriac

Episcopal ceremonies (See entry in Scher)

Vat. sir. 37 1,627 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry in Assemani and the entry completed by CPART

  • Binding
  • f. 1v-57r Burial service, Garshuni and Syriac
  • f. 57r-69v Jacob of Edessa, Tractate on the restrictions in marriage (on the different kinds of marriages that are not lawful)
  • f. 69v-106 History of St. Jacob of Egypt, the hermit, and his associates, Garshuni
  • f. 106v-128r History of King Hermianus, and of his wife and sons, Garshuni
  • f. 128r-133v Office of the resurrection of the Lord, for Vespers, Matins and Terce
  • f. 133v-139v Shorter anaphora of St. James, the Lord's brother
  • f. 139v-141r Various canons pertaining to the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, the Eucharist, and Holy Orders, in Garshuni
  • f. 141r-152v Anaphora of the Holy Fathers, by John the Patriarch (Theodore b. Wahbun)
  • f. 152v-153r Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 153r-155v Life of John, Bishop of Mardin
  • f. 155v-156v Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 156v-168v Life of St. Abhai, Bishop of Nicea
  • f. 168v-173r Account of the death of Constantine II
  • f. 173r-176r Life of Jacob of Serugh, Bishop of Batnae, Flute of the Holy Spirit and Harp of the Church
  • f. 176r-192r Life of Acha
  • f. 192r Catalog of the works fo Dionysius bar Salibi
  • f. 192r-192v Coptic, Syriac, and Ethiopic calendars
  • f. 192v-201r Festal calendar attributed to Jacob of Edessa
  • f. 201r-201v Catalog of Eastern saints
  • f. 201v-201v Life of Moshe bar Kepha
  • Binding
Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi, 320 (DIYR 00320) 1,793 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Anaphora of Xystus of Rome (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Service before the Mass (Syriac)
  • Readings; Sedrē; Prooemia (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora of James, the Lord's Brother (Qūrbōnō; Syriac)
  • Dismissal Prayers (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora of Dīonīsīūs bar Ṣalībī (Qūrbōnō; Syriac)
  • Anaphora of John the Evangelist (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni)
  • Anaphora of Proclus of Byzantium (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni)
  • Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
Mingana Syriac 89 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See catalog entry for Mingana 89

  • f. 1-6v Barhebraeus, Geographical portion of a work entitled ܡܢܪܬ ܩܘ̈ܕܫܐ
  • f. 5 Map of the earth based upon the seven climates of Ptolemy
  • f. 6v-9r Ecclesiastical Calendar
  • f. 9v-10r [blank]
  • f. 10v-18v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the Apocalypse
  • f. 18v-28v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on Acts
  • f. 29r-38v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Jews
  • f. 39r-84v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Muhammadans (in 39 Kephalia; the final –f. 76-84– consists entirely of Qur'anic quotations).
  • f. 85r-92v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against Nestorians
  • f. 93r Grammatical note on the seyāmē
Vat. sir. 556 1,729 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Binding
  • f. 1v-2v Dedication
  • f. 2v-253r Gospel Lectionary
  • f. 253r-254v In memory of John of the monastery of Busnaya
  • f. 254v-255r Burial of the deacons
  • f. 255r-255v burial of men and children
  • f. 255v-256r Item for women
  • f. 256r-256v Lists of feasts and circumstances, and references to pericope to read at this occasion
  • f. 256v Note, dated to 1729
  • f. 257 Garshuni, prayer
  • Binding
Vat. sir. 647 Unknown Arabic, Garshuni, Syriac

This collection of fragments from Sinai has been published in F. Rillet, "La bibliothèque de Ste-Catherine du Sinaï et ses membra disiecta: nouveau fragments syriaques à la Bibliothèque Vaticane," in R. Lavenant (a c. di), VI Symposium Syriacum 1992 (Rome, 1994): 409-418.

  • f. 1rv Liturgical book (?) 1/1
  • f. 2rv Marian text 1/2
  • f. 3rv Gospels 1/3
  • f. 4rv Lectionary 1/4
  • f. 5rv Menaion 1/5
  • f. 6rv Liturgy (?) 1/6
  • f. 7rv ??? 1/7
  • f. 8rv ??? 1/8
  • f. 9rv ??? 1/9
  • f. 10-23v Memra on the prodigal son; Biblical text (Palimpsest) 2/1
  • f. 24r-26v Psalter; Horologion 3/1
  • f. 27r-28v Irmologion 3/2
  • f. 29r-30v ??? 3/3
  • f. 31rv [Unidentified theological text] 3/4
  • f. 32r-35v [Unidentified hagiographical text] 3/5
  • f. 36r-37v [Unidentified liturgical text] 3/6
  • f. 38r-39v [Unidentified, possibly canons for common days] 3/7
  • f. 40r-41v [Unidentified, Bible, Old testament] 3/8
  • f. 42rv [Unidentified hagiographical text] 3/9
  • f. 43rv ??? 3/10
  • f. 44r-46v Triodion, Pentakostarion 4/1
  • f. 47rv [New Testament Lectionary ?] 4/2
  • f. 48r-49v [Unidentified Liturgical Text] 5/1
  • f. 50rv Arabic note of possession 5/2
  • f. 51rv ??? 5/3
  • f. 52rv [New Testament lectionary ?] 5/4 
  • f. 53rv [Unidentified liturgical text] 5/5
  • f. 54rv Acts of the Apostles 5/6
  • f. 55rv [Acts of the Apostles ?] 5/7
  • f. 56rv [Unidentified liturgical text] 5/8
  • f. 57rv Menaion 5/9
  • f. 58rv [Unidentified liturgical text] 5/10
  • f. 59rv [Unidentified liturgical text] 5/11
  • f. 60rv [Unidentified liturgical text] 5/12
  • f. 61rv [Gospel lectionary ?] 5/13
  • f. 62rv Colophon 5/14
  • f. 63rv Bilingual note 5/15
  • f. 64r-69v [Psalter ?] 6/1
  • f. 70r-73v [New Testament Lectionary?] 6/2
  • f. 74r-79v New Testament Lectionary 6/3
  • f. 80r-83v [Sticherarion?] 6/4
  • f. 84r-85v [Unidentified liturgical text] 6/5
  • f. 86r-87v [Unidentified liturgical text] 6/6
  • f. 88r-91v [Psalter?] 6/7
  • f. 92rv Arabic and Garshuni fragment 6/8
  • f. 93r-95v Arabic 6/9
  • f. 96r-98v [Menaion?] 7/1
  • f. 99r-100v [Menaion?] 7/2
  • f. 101r-104v Old Testament Lectionary 7/3
  • f. 105r-107v [Menaion?] 7/4
  • f. 108r-109v [Gospel lectionary?] 7/5
  • f. 110rv [Gospel lectionary?] 7/6
  • f. 111r-112v [Liturgical text?] and Colophon 7/7
  • f.113rv [Menaion?] 7/8
  • f. 114rv [Kanonarion?] 7/9
  • f. 115r-116v Menaion [summary] 7/10
  • f. 117r-120v Notes in Syriac, Arabic, and Greek 7/11
  • f. 121r-128v Menaion for January 8/1
  • f. 129r-132v Oktoeikos 8/2
  • f. 133r-135v Old Testament Lectionary 8/3
  • f. 136r-138v [Triodion?] 8/4
  • f. 139r-141v [Unidentified liturgical text] 8/5
  • f. 142r-143v [Unidentified liturgical text] 8/6
  • f. 144r-147v [Unidentified liturgical text] 8/7
  • f. 148r-151v [Table of lections?] 8/8
  • f. 152r-155v [Unidentified liturgical text] 9/1
  • f. 156rv Gospel 9/2
  • f. 157rv [Acts of the Apostles?] 10/1
  • f. 158r-159v [Unidentified liturgical text] 10/2
  • f. 160r-162v [Synaxarion?] 10/3
  • f. 163rv [Acts of the Apostles?] 10/4
  • f. 164r Colophon 10/5
  • f. 165rv 10/6
  • 10/7? [Gospel?] 10/7
  • f. 166r [Unidentified liturgical text?] 10/8
  • f. 167rv Colophon [Oktoeikos?] 10/9
  • f. 168rv [Arabic and Syriac Horologion ?] 10/10
  • f. 169r-174v [Unidentified liturgical text?] 11/1
  • f. 175r-178v [Unidentified liturgical text?] 11/2
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 8 (SMMJ 00008) 1,600 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 1-3; SMC 1-3); Baumstark 1 and Baumstark 1*; Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • f. 1v-116v Psalms (Syriac/Garshuni) (Syriac is the Peshitta)
  • f. 116b Our Father in Syriac and Garshuni
  • f. 116v-117r The Creed of the three hundred, i.e. the Nicene Creed (Syriac and Garshuni)
  • f. 117r A special Psalm of David. Psalm 151 (Syriac and Garshuni)