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 00441) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1v-108v Collection of prayers, supplications and admonitions
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00333) 1,602 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1v-173r Canons
    • ​Includes Ps.-apostolic texts and western councils
    • Also includes the Eastern synods from Isaac to George
  • f. 173v-177v Yohannan V bar Abgārē
    • On the fast of the Ninevites for al-'Abbās al-Fadl b. Sulaimān
    • Letter to al-Ḥasan b. Yusef on some canonical regulations about the clergy
  • Abū al-Faraj 'Abd Allāh ibn al-Tayyib, Questions on Marriage and divorce
  • Treatise on marriage and divorce
  • Dionysius bar Ṣalibi, Bishop of Amida, Penitential canons
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00347) 1,761 CE Garshuni
  • The Secret of Secrets
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00049) 1,697 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1v-181r Lectionary for the Old Testament and Epistles
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00009) 1,600 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-1v Unidentified text
  • f. 1v-9r John Chrysostom, Homily 
  • f. 9r-15r The story of an old man and his student
  • f. 15r-16v Ten characteristics of a dog that are necessary for a faithful servant
  • f. 17r-22v Consolation for one who has died
  • f. 22v-27r Miracle of Mary after Jesus' Ascension
  • f. 27v-36v Story of Job the righteous
  • f. 36v-48r Story of Alexei, the man of God, son of Euphemianus
  • f. 48r-59v Story of Mary the sinner, who anointed the feet of Jesus with her tears
  • f. 59v-65v Story of the boy whose mother and father wanted to sacrifice him
  • f. 65v-73r Story of a king's son
  • f. 73r-75v On the benefit of reading the Divine Books
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)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00001) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-76r Story of Jacob, the Egyptian hermit
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00002) 1,678 CE Syriac
  • f. 3v-105v Story of Mary, Mother of Jesus
  • f. 105v-124r Story about the departure of Mary from this world
  • f. 124r-133v Story about the coming of the apostles to Mary
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00004) 1,783 CE Syriac
  • f. 1v-79v Story of Shalliṭā, of the band of Mār Awgēn (cf. BHO 1034)
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00005) 1,600 CE Syriac
  • Story of Mary (in six books)