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
Sachau 176; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 57 1,881 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 176; Continuation of Sachau 175

  • f. 175v-182v Narsai, Memra for Holy Thursday [Continued from Sachau 175]
  • f. 183r-190r Narsai, Another memra on the administration of the Messiah which is in body and on His passion and crucifixion
  • f. 190v-198v Narsai, Another memra on the thief and it is said on Holy Week
  • f. 199r-208r Narsai, Memra on the mysteries of the church and on Baptism
  • f. 208v-217r Narsai, Memra on the Great Sunday of the Resurrection
    • f. 208v-215r Memra
    • f. 215v-217r Sogitha between the Cherub and Thief
  • f. 217v-230r Narsai, Memra on the Friday of the confessors
    • f. 217v-228r Memra
    • f. 228v-230r Sogitha between the kings and martyrs
  • f. 230v-239r Narsai, Memra on Hannaniah, and Azariah, and Mishael
  • f. 239v-246v Narsai, Memra on the day of the Ascension o four Lord to heaven
  • f. 247r-255r Narsai, Memra on the feast day of pentecost
  • f. 255v-261v David Scholasticus, Memra on the discovery of the cross
  • f. 263r-269r David Scholasticus [?], Memra for the consecration of the church
  • f. 269r-270r Colophon
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00421) 1,737 CE Syriac
  • f. 3v-32v 'Onyatha for the commemoration of Mār Awgēn and his companions
  • f. 32v-43r Letter of Holy Sunday
  • f. 43r-52r Narsai, Sogitha for Easter
  • f. 53r-54r 'Onitha for a liturgy of the deceased
Borg. sir. 90 1,867 CE Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • Poetic discourse in 12-syllable verse on the grandeur of the divine mysteries (Attributed to 'Abdisho' of Elam and to Narsai)
  • John bar Zo'bi, Poetic discourse in 7-syllable meter on the origin of leaven, the baptism, and the holy Sacrament of the altar
Vat. sir. 222 1,670 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Catalog entry in Assemani

  • Chaldean office for common days, former
  • Chaldean office for common days, latter
  • Hymns
  • Common office for matins
  • Canticles for common days
  • Calendar
  • 'Onyatha 
  • 'Onyatha on the martyrs
  • Song for vespers and matins
  • Hymn of Mar Narsai, Memra for nocturns of a Dominical feast
  • St. Ephrem, acrostic memra with the letters of Jesus' name
  • Mar Narsai, Memra for matins of a Dominical feast
  • Song of the three youths
  • Theodore of Mopsuestia, hymn for matins of feast days
  • Hymn on the Eucharist
  • Elijah the Patriarch, prayer
  • Names of the Arabic months
Syriac 27. Psalter 1,585 CE Syriac



  • Psalms
  • Three Canticles of Moses and one of Isaiah
  • A hymn of Narsai and the other pieces included in codex 7
Kirkuk, Iraq, Chaldean Archdiocese of Kirkuk 78 (ACK 00078) 1,881 CE Syriac
  • Narsai
    • Homilies
    • Consists of 29 homilies to be read at liturgy