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Manuscript Name / Shelf Mark / Project Number Approximate Date Language The main body text Link to Digitized Manuscript
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 42 (SMMJ 00042) 1,500 CE Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber. Title: "Volume of the names and readings of the Old and New Testaments according to the tradition of [the monastery of] Qarqapta." (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 1-5; SMC 1-5); See entry in Baumstark 1*. Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994).

  • pp. 2-153 Old Testament (Syriac Masorah)
    • pp. 2-12 Genesis
    • pp. 12-18 Exodus
    • pp. 18-22 Leviticus
    • pp. 22-29 Numbers
    • pp. 29-35 Deuteronomy
    • pp. 35-41 Joshua
    • pp. 41-45 Judges
    • pp. 45-53 Job
    • pp. 53-64 I and II Samuel
    • pp. 64-74 I and II Kings
    • pp. 74-86 Psalms
    • pp. 86-91 Proverbs
    • pp. 91-96 Wisdom
    • pp. 96-98 Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth)
    • pp. 98-100 Song of Songs
    • pp. 100-111 Isaiah
    • pp. 111-119 Twelve minor Prophets
    • pp. 119-133 Books of Jeremiah
      • pp. 119-129 Jeremiah
      • pp. 129-131 Lamentations of Jeremiah
      • pp. 131 Prayer of Jeremiah
      • pp. 131-132 First Baruch
      • p. 132 Second Baruch
      • pp. 132-133 Epistle of Jeremiah
    • pp. 133-141 Ezekiel
    • pp. 141-146 Daniel
      • pp. 141-144 Prophecy of Daniel
      • pp. 144-145 Bel and the Dragon
      • pp. 145-146 Susanna
    • pp. 146-153 Ben Sirach
  • pp. 153-200 New Testament (Peshitta)
    • pp. 153-160 Acts
    • pp. 160-162 Catholic Epistles (only James, 1 Peter, and 1 John)
    • pp. 162-175 Pauline Epistles
    • pp. 176-185 Matthew
    • pp. 185-189 Mark
    • pp. 189-196 Luke
    • pp. 196-200 John
  • pp. 201-214v Names and readings of the New Testament according to the tradition of Thomas of Harkel
    • pp. 201-204 Acts
    • pp. 204-209 Pauline Epistles
    • pp. 209-214 Gospels
  • pp. 215-263 Names and readings of the Orthodox Doctors
    • p. 215 (Pseudo-) Dionysius the Areopagite
    • pp. 216-219 St. Basil
    • pp. 219-247 St. Gregory the Theologian (Nazianzus)
    • pp. 247-249 Letters of Basil and Gregory
    • pp. 249-263 Severus of Antioch
  • p. 263 The names that are in the Revelation according to John, the evangelist and apostle
  • pp. 263-267 Letter of St. Jacob, Bishop of Edessa, concerning the dots
  • pp. 267-272 Letter of St. Jacob, Bishop of Edessa to George, Bishop of Sarug
  • pp. 272-283 Names and readings of Epiphanius
  • pp. 284-292 Interpretations of the Hebrew words and of other peoples that are included in the books of the holy prophets which have been gathered with great diligence from the tradition of the Seventy-Two Translators and from the revision of Jacob of Edessa
  • pp. 292-296 Rabban Yohannan (called Beth-Qaddishe, disciple of Maron), Discourse on the Incarnation in view of the orthodox faith of the holy Fathers
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 139 (SMMJ 00139) 1,866 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 1r-5r Confession of faith made by the Armenians and Jacobites (Garshuni)
  • fol. 5v-140v Sāwīrus ibn al-Muqaffa', Precious Pearl (Garshuni)
  • fol. 140v-148r Cyril of Alexandria, Twelve Chapters (Garshuni)
  • fol. 148v-153v Interpretation of Gregory's twelve chapters of faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 155r-229v Gīwargīs, Bishop of al-Bsheriyyeh, Theological work (Garshuni)
  • fol. 229v-248r John Chrysostom, Commentary on the ten commandments (Garshuni)
  • fol. 251v-256r Michael I, Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria, Confession of the faith (Garshuni)
  • fol. 257r-259r Hippocrates, On creation of man and his four natures
  • fol. 259r-261v Bible, Proverbs (selections) (Syriac)
  • fol. 261v-262v Book of Theology, part 4 (Garshuni)