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*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
Vat. sir. 469 1,804 CE Syriac
  • Binding
  • Table of the Sermons of Ephrem Syrus
  • f. 1v-123r Sermons of Ephrem Syrus
  • f. 123r-123v Colophon
  • f. 124r-132r Barhebraeus, Wonders of Creation
    • f. 124r-125r First day
    • f. 125r-125v Second day
    • f. 125v-127r Third day
    • f. 127r-128r Fourth day
    • f. 128r-130r Fifth day
    • f. 130r-132r Sixth day
  • f. 132v-151v Barhebraeus, Treatise on metals, taken from the crème of the sciences of Barhebraeus
    • f. 132v-136v Chapter 1
    • f. 136v-140r Chapter 2
    • f. 140r-141r Chapter 3
    • f. 141r-147r Chapter 4
    • f. 147r 151v Chapter 5
  • f. 151v-152v Sayings against exile, preceded (151v) and followed by (152v) a short lexicon of foreign words
  • f. 154r-154v Fragment of a grammar
  • f. 155r-155v Fragment of a magic text
  • Binding
Saint Mark's Monastery, Jerusalem MS 219 (SMMJ 00219) 1,788 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry at CPART and in Macomber (St. Mark's Convent, Jerusalem 2-12; SMC 2-12). Filoksinos Yohanna Dolabany, Catalogue of Syriac Manuscripts in St. Mark’s Monastery (1994). Baumstark 30*. Macler 24.

  • f. 1v-116r Rabban Eudochos of Melitene and others, Words that people doubt about, grammatical forms that are difficult to understand, their inflections, their meaning and their presentation in the treatise of atomology (the science of word roots) (Syriac, Garshuni)
  • f. 116r-122r Words that are invariable, in alphabetical order (Syriac)
  • f. 122r Months of the Egyptians with Syrian Counterparts (Syriac)
  • f. 122v-123v Fragments of grammatical treatises (Syriac)
    • f. 122v End of a section that seems mostly concernd with words whose first syllable is vocalized with ptaha
    • f. 122v Concerning softened and hardened pronunciation. That is, concerning the letters that have both a softened and a hardened pronunciation and those that do not
    • f. 122v Concerning words whose first syllable in the singular is unvocalized but which receives the ptaha in the plural and derived words
    • f. 123v On the vocalization of the passive participles of the derived forms of the verb
  • f. 123v-124v Dawid bar Pawlos, Scholion concerning the letters that are variable in pronunciation (Syriac)
  • f. 124v-125r Scholion that shows how the correctness of diction of the Syriac language is preserved (Syriac)
  • f. 125r Concerning the number of the choirs (of angels) (Syriac)
  • f. 125rv On their names (of the angelic choirs) (Syriac)
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 
BSB Cod. syr. 1 1,555 CE Arabic, Latin, Syriac

See catalog record here

  • Gregory Abu l-Farāj Barhebraeus, Book of Grammar
  • Gregory Abu l-Farāj Barhebraeus, Commentary on Ezekiel
  • Moses of Mardin, Dictionary of the Syriac Language
Beinecke Syriac MS 9 Unknown Armenian, Syriac

See catalog entry here

  • Syriac-Armenian Lexicon
Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00457) 1,897 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Syriac Grammar
  • Syriac/Garshuni Lexicon
Mardin, Turkey Chaldean Cathedral (CCM 00078) 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • f. 1r-215v Commentary on the Gospel Lectionary
  • f. 216v-217r Short lexical text: Greek, Syriac, Arabic
  • f. 217v-221v Calendrical text
Kirkuk, Iraq, Chaldean Archdiocese of Kirkuk (ACK 00011) 1,716 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Book of explanation of obscure words

Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00120) 1,800 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Garshuni-Syriac Glossary
Mosul, Iraq, Mar Behnam (Monastery) (MBM 00150) 1,868 CE Garshuni, Greek, Syriac
  • Isho' bar 'Alī, Greek-Syriac Lexicon