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
Borg. sir. 28 1,581 CE Garshuni

See entry in Scher

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  • f. 1r-487r Garshuni Old Testament (Wisdom Books)
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Borg. sir. 67 1,500 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 1r-32 Revelation
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Borg. sir. 74 1,400 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See note in Scher

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  • f. 1r-9v Table of Lectionary Readings
  • f. 10r-19v Introduction to Gospels
  • f. 20r-99v Matthew
  • f. 100r-152v Mark
  • f. 153r-242v Luke
  • f. 243r-307v John
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Borg. sir. 137 1,666 CE Garshuni, Syriac

Roll of parchment with surrounding miniatures. In the center is a hymn in Syriac for Palm Sunday. (see entry in Scher)

Borg. sir. 163 Unknown Garshuni, Syriac

Episcopal ceremonies (See entry in Scher)

Vat. sir. 37 1,627 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See entry in Assemani and the entry completed by CPART

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  • f. 1v-57r Burial service, Garshuni and Syriac
  • f. 57r-69v Jacob of Edessa, Tractate on the restrictions in marriage (on the different kinds of marriages that are not lawful)
  • f. 69v-106 History of St. Jacob of Egypt, the hermit, and his associates, Garshuni
  • f. 106v-128r History of King Hermianus, and of his wife and sons, Garshuni
  • f. 128r-133v Office of the resurrection of the Lord, for Vespers, Matins and Terce
  • f. 133v-139v Shorter anaphora of St. James, the Lord's brother
  • f. 139v-141r Various canons pertaining to the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, the Eucharist, and Holy Orders, in Garshuni
  • f. 141r-152v Anaphora of the Holy Fathers, by John the Patriarch (Theodore b. Wahbun)
  • f. 152v-153r Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 153r-155v Life of John, Bishop of Mardin
  • f. 155v-156v Copy of a note from a Gospel book
  • f. 156v-168v Life of St. Abhai, Bishop of Nicea
  • f. 168v-173r Account of the death of Constantine II
  • f. 173r-176r Life of Jacob of Serugh, Bishop of Batnae, Flute of the Holy Spirit and Harp of the Church
  • f. 176r-192r Life of Acha
  • f. 192r Catalog of the works fo Dionysius bar Salibi
  • f. 192r-192v Coptic, Syriac, and Ethiopic calendars
  • f. 192v-201r Festal calendar attributed to Jacob of Edessa
  • f. 201r-201v Catalog of Eastern saints
  • f. 201v-201v Life of Moshe bar Kepha
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Diyarbakir, Turkey Meryem Ana Kilisesi, 320 (DIYR 00320) 1,793 CE Garshuni, Syriac
  • Anaphora of Xystus of Rome (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Service before the Mass (Syriac)
  • Readings; Sedrē; Prooemia (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora of James, the Lord's Brother (Qūrbōnō; Syriac)
  • Dismissal Prayers (Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora of Dīonīsīūs bar Ṣalībī (Qūrbōnō; Syriac)
  • Anaphora of John the Evangelist (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni)
  • Anaphora of Proclus of Byzantium (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni)
  • Anaphora of the Twelve Apostles (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
  • Anaphora (Qūrbōnō; Garshuni, Syriac)
Mingana Syriac 89 1,700 CE Garshuni, Syriac

See catalog entry for Mingana 89

  • f. 1-6v Barhebraeus, Geographical portion of a work entitled ܡܢܪܬ ܩܘ̈ܕܫܐ
  • f. 5 Map of the earth based upon the seven climates of Ptolemy
  • f. 6v-9r Ecclesiastical Calendar
  • f. 9v-10r [blank]
  • f. 10v-18v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on the Apocalypse
  • f. 18v-28v Dionysius Barsalibi, Commentary on Acts
  • f. 29r-38v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Jews
  • f. 39r-84v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against the Muhammadans (in 39 Kephalia; the final –f. 76-84– consists entirely of Qur'anic quotations).
  • f. 85r-92v Dionysius Barsalibi, Treatise against Nestorians
  • f. 93r Grammatical note on the seyāmē
Vat. sir. 198 1,501 CE Garshuni

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1v Life of Isaac of Ninevah
  • f. 2r-262v Isaac of Ninevah, Ascetical Works
  • f. 262v Colophon
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Vat. sir. 215 1,700 CE Garshuni

See entry in Assemani

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  • f. 1v-158v Maronite Patriarch, Istifan al-Duwayhi, Chronicon
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