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 00006) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-7r Unidentified liturgical text, with hymns
  • f. 7v-39r Story of Yawsep I and what happened to him with the obstinate and the enemies of religion
  • f. 39v-40v Description and praise of Yawsep I by the poor ascetic
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00007) 1,800 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-12v Unidentified hagiographic text
  • f. 12v-24v Story of Matthias
  • f. 24v-38r Story of John
  • f. 38r-47v Story of Marina the monk
  • f. 47v-59v Story of Archelides
  • f. 59v-63r Story of Eugenia
  • f. 63r-64r Miracles of the Virgin Mary
  • f. 64v-74r Story of Rabban Hormizd the Persian
  • f. 74r-83r Story of Pethion
  • f. 83r-85r Story of Anahid
  • f. 85r-101r Story of Malke
  • f. 101r-108v Story of Alexius, the Man of God
  • f. 109r-115v Story of the seven sleepers of Ephesus
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00008) 1,681 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1v-22v Story of Archelides
  • f. 23r-29v Story of Eugenia
  • f. 29v-32r Miracles of the Virgin Mary
  • f. 32r-51r Story of Pethion
  • f. 51v-67r Story of Alexei, the man of God
  • f. 67r-82v Story of Marina the monk
  • f. 82v-86r Story of Anahid
  • f. 86r-101r Story of the seven Sleepers of Ephesus
  • f. 101r-109v Story of the Forty Martyrs
  • f. 110v-203v Monastic garden
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00011) 1,700 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-7v Story of the boy whose parents wanted to sacrifice him
  • f. 7v-15r Story of a king's son
  • f. 15v-22v Story of Eugenia
  • f. 22v-33v Story of Solomon, son of David, and what happened to him with the ant, and what he saw of the marvels of laziness
  • f. 33v-36v Supplication and hymn to God
  • f. 36v-38v On divinity and deity
  • f. 38v-43r Supplication and hymn to God
  • f. 43r-48v Story of Susanna the pious
  • f. 48v-50v Narrative on the Cross of Jesus
  • f. 51r-60r Story of the Forty Martyrs
  • f. 60v-62r Eliyā of Nisibis, Hymn
  • f. 62r-64v Story of 'Āzār the poor
  • f. 64v-71r Prayer of Cyprian
  • f. 71r-93r Virtues on which Peter and Paul, the elect Apostles, agreed
  • f. 93v-94v Christmas Homily
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00014) 1,600 CE Syriac
  • f. 1v-12r, 151r Calendar
  • f. 13v-89r Cave of Treasures
  • f. 89v-90r Extract, on how Enoch and Elijah received the Sacrament
  • f. 90r-94v 'Onitha on the Cross
  • f. 94r-112v Questions and answers: riddles
  • f. 112v-120r Questions and answers: riddles
  • f. 120v-122v Canons on marriage
  • f. 122v-130v Canons on the altar
  • f. 130v-145r Questions and answers about the altar
  • f. 145r-150v Liturgical Questions
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00016) 1,600 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1r-20r Letter that fell from heaven
  • f. 20v-42r Coloquy of Moses
  • f. 42v-45v Questions of Basil and Gregory
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00018) 1,610 CE Garshuni
  • f. 1v-3v On the priest and the sponsors of the bride and groom
  • f. 3v-7v Command and blessing of marriage
  • f. 7v-14v Blessings of the contract of the oath
  • f. 15r-50v Unidentified astrological-theological text
  • f. 50v-78r Story of the palace of Shād b. 'Ād
  • f. 78v-131r Story of Masrūr and Zayn al-Muwāṣif
  • f. 131v-135v Hymns to the Virgin Mary
  • f. 136r-139v Hymns
  • f. 140r-177v Unidentified hagiographic text
  • f. 178r-185r Story of the skull that conversed with Jesus Christ, said to be the head of Arsenios, the king of Egypt
  • f. 185v-196r John Chrysostom, On the commandments of Great Sunday
  • f. 196r Explanation of that which God gave Moses the prophet
  • f. 196v-197v Forbidden, defective days in the lunar months
  • f. 198r-216v Hymns
  • f. 216v-217v Reading from the Gospel of Matthew (i.e. Mark)
  • f. 218r-227v Story of Mark the Merchant, who was carried away into exile to the land of Persia, and Gaspar the Pagan
  • f. 227v-236v Hymn on the Economy of Christ
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00020) 1,458 CE Syriac
  • f. 1r-7r Elijah of Nisibis, Grammar
  • f. 7v-182r John bar Zo'bi, Grammar
  • f. 182v-191v John bar Zo'bi, Brief Metrical Grammar
  • f. 191v-199v On the difference between the terms kyānāi and qnomā, and between parṣopā and appē
  • f. 199v-200r Metrical treatise on points
  • f. 200r-211r Isho'yahb bar Malkon, Metrical treatise on points, in the meter of Jacob
  • f. 211r-212v On the composition of causes: naturally, logically, and grammatically
  • f. 212v-219r Homily on the divisions of philosophy, in the meter of Ephrem
  • f. 219r-220r John bar Zo'bi, Homily on Philosophy, in the meter of Jacob
  • f. 220r Metrical list of Syriac particles, in the meter of Ephrem
  • f. 220v-234r John bar Zo'bi, Homily on four philosophical problems, in the meter of Ephrem
  • f. 235r-235v On the years from Adam to the present time
  • f. 235v-242r Calendrical text
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00021) 1,700 CE Syriac
  • f. 1v-39r Elijah of Nisibis, Syriac Grammar
  • f. 39r-270v John bar Zo'bi, Syriac Grammar
  • f. 270v-284v John bar Zo'bi, Brief metrical Grammar
  • f. 284v-285v John bar Zo'bi, Short metrical treatise on points
  • f. 285v Metrical list of Syriac particles, meter of Ephrem
  • f. 285v-293v On the difference between the terms kyānā and qnōmā, and parṣōpā and appē
  • f. 293v-309 Metrical treatise on points, meter of Jacob
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00024) 1,555 CE Arabic, Syriac
  • f. 2r-4r Poems (Mostly Syriac, some in Arabic)
  • f. 4v-109r Gregory bar Hebraeus, Metrical Grammar
  • f. 111v-112r Glosses
  • f. 112v-118v John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the Soul: The Bird
  • f. 118v-120r John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the greatness of the soul and its abasement due to transgressing the commandment, in the meter of Jacob
  • f. 120r-126r John bar Ma'dani, Homily on the way of the perfect