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 98; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 262 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Sachau 98. Garshuni unless otherwise noted

  • f. 1r-6v Liturgical texts for the consecration of objects of worship
  • f. 7r-16v Portion of the Qur'an
  • f. 17r-18v The end of a metrical homily on Monks in 12-syllable meter (Syriac)
  • f. 18v-27v A homily on how the work of one monk is seen by a particular angel
  • f. 28r-32r A homily on the world and its vanity
  • f. 32v-68v A writing on the interpretation of each letter of the Arabic alphabet
Sachau 39; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 223 1,777 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Sachau 39

  • f. 1-68v Timothy Isaac, Grammar
  • f. 69v-108r Bishop Rizqallāh, Elementary Grammar
  • f. 114v-121v Miscellaneous
    • f. 114v Arabic not of the writer
    • f. 115r-120v An Arabic school book for teaching elementary grammar
    • f. 120v Short excerpt of a verse-homily in Syriac
    • f. 121r Seven syllable verse for the evening of Good Friday
  • f. 122r-124r A calendar of holy days of the year according to the order of Jacob of Edessa 
Sachau 312; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 83 1,680 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 312

  • f. 1v-41v 'Abdisho', The Book of the pearl; on the faith of Christianity
    • f. 1v Introduction
    • f. 3v-8r Part 1
    • f. 8v-12v Part 2
    • f. 13r-23v Part 3
    • f. 24r-32r Part 4
    • f. 33v-41v Part 5
  • f. 44r-63r Catalogue of Ecclesiastical Writings of 'Abdisho'
Petermann 26; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 186 1,556 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Petermann 26

  • f. 1r-81v Dionysius Bar Salibi, Commentary on the six Centuries of Evangrius of Pontus
    • f. 3v-13r Century 1
    • f. 13v-26v Century 2
    • f. 27r-40r Century 3
    • f. 40v-52v Century 4
    • f. 53r-63r Century 5
    • f. 63v-77r Century 6
  • f. 82-98r Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, Scholion on the Astrolabe
  • f. 98v-102v Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, letter to Basil of Cyprus on the date of Easter
  • f. 103r-105v Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, Another letter to Basil of Cyprus on the date of Easter
  • f. 105v-108r Severus of Nisibis, Bishop of Qenneshrin, letter to Basil of Cyprus on the date of the birth and passion of Christ
  • f. 109r Calendar
  • f. 110r A table showing a cycle of 532 years
  • f. 110v-112r A table showing the major points of the calendar for a period of 70 years
  • f. 112v A note of the main fast and feast days
Sachau 216; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 93 1,882 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 216

  • f. 5v-31r Elijah of Nisibis, Grammar 
  • f. 31v-215v John Bar Zo'bi, Large Grammar
  • f. 215v-226r John Bar Zo'bi, Metrical Grammar
  • f. 226r-226v John Bar Zo'bi, Short description of Syriac punctuation points
  • f. 226v-231r A philosophical poem in seven-syllable meter
  • f. 231r-235r A riddle with the answer in seven-syllable meter
  • f. 235r-240v An overview about the whole formation of Syriac grammar from the stem ܒܙ
  • f. 240v-242v Signature
Sachau 130; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 97 1,681 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 130

  • f. 1r-12r Grammatical inflections based on the word ܒܙ
  • f. 12v-28v A ܣܘܪܓܕܐ (timeline/guide) for calculating the Christian calendar
  • f. 28v-75v Glossary 
Sachau 328; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 99 1,880 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 328

  • Syriac Grammar Book
Petermann 24; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 238 1,883 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry for Petermann 24

  • f. 3r-4v Kurdish poetry
  • f. 5r-12v Wedding songs
  • f. 13r-17v David Nūhadraya the blind, A Dūrikthā, a longer poem in Fellīḥī
  • f. 17v-57 The history of Aḥikar the Assyrian (Syriac) 
  • f. 57v-78v Aesop's Fables
  • f. 79-113 History in Fellīḥī
Petermann 20; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 267 1,800 CE Garshuni

See entry for Petermann 20

  • Syriac Grammar written in Garshuni
Sachau 168; Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 221 1,743 CE Syriac

See entry for Sachau 168

  • Timothy Isaac, bishop of Amid, Syriac Grammar