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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 288 (SMMJ 00288) 1,859 CE Garshuni, Syriac

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

  • fol. 1r-51r 'Abd al-Nūr of Arbo Metropolitan of Mar Malke, Journey to India in 1856 (Garshuni)
  • fol. 52r-52v Story discovered in India on the early history of Christianity (Syriac)
  • fol. 53r-67r On the Fathers who went to Malabar (Garshuni)
  • fol. 67v-104r On the arrival of Thomas the Apostle to India (Syriac)
  • fol. 104r-104v Three anecdotes (Syriac)
  • fol. 105r-110r 'Abdullāh II, Names of the Syriac Orthodox churches in Malabar (Syriac)
  • fol. 110r-113v 'Abdullāh II, Conclusion to the report on the trip to India (Garshuni)
  • fol. 113v-120v Proclamation for Friday of the Crucifixion (Garshuni)
  • fol. 121r-152r Isho' Arbōyō, Homily in praise of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Syriac)
  • fol. 152r-161r Isho' Arbōyō, Homily on the pilgrimage to Bethlehem (Syriac)
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 346 (SMMJ 00346) 1,894 CE Syriac

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

  • fol. 12r-56r Secure foundation
  • fol. 59r Names of the bishops and patriarchs of Antioch
  • fol. 60r-60v Prayer over a woman that has given birth
  • fol. 61r Petition of Mār Ephrem
  • fol. 65r-67v Iwannīs of Birtha, Homily
  • fol. 68r-70v Denḥā I, Response to the letter of Gregory bar 'Ebrōyō
  • fol. 74r-74v Jacob of Sarug, Homily on the hour of death of the good and evil
  • fol. 74v-75v Ephrem of Nisibis, homily
  • fol. 75v-76v Homily in the meter of Mar Ephrem
  • fol. 76v Ephrem of Nisibis, Soghitha on himself
  • fol. 77r-77v On the death of Patriarch Peter
  • fol. 78r-78v Homily in praise of Patriarch Peter
  • fol. 79r-79v Homily on the death of Patriarch Peter
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 475 (SMMJ 00475) 2,012 CE Garshuni, Kurdish, Syriac
  • Memre and hymns
    • Includes memre and hymns by Jacob of Serugh, Jacob ʿUrdansaya, Ignatius Marcus bar Qīqī, Ḥananyō Akhsnōyō, Shemʿūn II Mafrian of Ṭur ʻAbdin, and Ephrem of Nisibis; historical homilies by Ishaʿya of Beth Sbirina on incursion of the Turks into Mesopotamia and on Tamerlane, pages 54-72