Jerusalem – St. Mark’s Monastery

The Syrian Orthodox Monastery of St. Mark in Jerusalem sits on the traditional site of the house of St. Mark the evangelist (cf. Acts 12:12). It is the seat of the Syrian Orthodox Archbishop of Jerusalem. Ignatius III lived there as Bishop in 1471, which is the earliest dated evidence for the monastery. The monastery houses a substantial collection of manuscripts (289 volumes are included in Dolabani’s catalogue). Thirty one of these manuscripts were microfilmed in 1987/88 as part of an NEH funded project under the direction of Professor S. Kent Brown. A preliminary catalogue was prepared by William Macomber in 1990 (Read Catalogue; Download Catalogue).

 

SMC 1-1

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Old and New Testament lectionary
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 185; Date: 1549

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SMC 1-2

  • Principal Work: Genesis to Judges
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 108; Date: 1500

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SMC 1-3       

  • Principal Work: Bible. Old Testament. Psalms.
  • Language: Syriac/Garshuni; Folios: 117; Date: 16/17th century, 1533/4 A.D.

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SMC 1-4    

  • Principal Work: Entire New Testament.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 277; Date: 16th century

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SMC 1-5  

  • Principal Work: Anonymous, Kurasa da-shmahe w-da0qrayata d-‘Attiqta w-da-Hdatta ayk mashlmanuta Qarqpayta [Volume of the names and readings of the Old and New (Testaments) according to the tradition of (the Monestary of) Qarqapta.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 148; Date: 16th century

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SMC 1-6    

  • Principal Work: Daniel of Salah, Tafsir al-Mazamir [Commentary on the Psalms].
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 365; Date: 1852 A.D.

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SMC 1-7    

  • Principal Work: Dionysius Bar Salibi, Ktaba d-pushshaqa da-Shlihe qaddishe, ‘am Gelyana d-Yohannan [Book of the commentary on the (books) of the holy Apostles, with the revelation of John].
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 170; Date: 1890 A.D.

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SMC 2-1  

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Hymnary for Sundays.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 221; Date: 9/10th century

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SMC 2-2

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Lections for the feast of the Nativity.
  • Language: Garshuni (Arabic, written in Syriac letters); Folios: 4; Date: 19th century
  • Principal Work: Entire New Testament; Language: Syriac; Folios: 274; Date: 12th C(?).

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SMC 2-3  

  • Principal Work: Pauline Epistles.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 99; Date: 9th century

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SMC 2-4  

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Pontifical ritual.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 193; Date: 1300 A.D.

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SMC 2-5

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Pontifical ritual.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 135; Date: 1279 A.D.

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SMC 2-6  

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Missal.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 220; Date: 1417 A.D., 17th century

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SMC 2-7    

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of writings of Isaac of Scete and Cyriacus of Antioch.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 98; Date: 806 A.D.

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SMC 2-8  

  • Principal Work: Marqus al-Darir ibn, Pentateuch, with commentary.
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 625; Date: 1505/6 A.D.

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SMC 2-9  

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, A collection of works of biblical commentary and theology.
  • Language: Garshuni, with titles in Syriac; Folios: 222; Date: 17th century

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SMC 2-10    

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Missal & Ordinal.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 22; Date: 14/15th century
  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Missal.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 1; Date: 17/18th century
  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Pontifical ritual.
  • Language: Syriac and some Garshuni; Folios: 89; Date: 15th century

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SMC 2-11    

  • Principal Work: Church of the East (Chaldean). Pontifical Ritual.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 140; Date: 1554 A.D.

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SMC 2-12    

  • Principal Work: Rabban Eudochos and others, Lexicon, with appendices.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 125; Date: 1788/9 A.D.

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SMC 2-13

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Collection of miscellaneous liturgical pieces.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 5; Date: 20th century
  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Collection of liturgical pieces and other miscellaneous items.
  • Language: Syriac and Garshuni; Folios: 149; Date: 1474/5 A.D.

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SMC 2-14    

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Missal.
  • Language: Syriac and Garshuni; Folios: 199; Date: 15th century

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SMC 3-1      

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Lectionary for feasts.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 248; Date: 1413/4 A.D.

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SMC 3-2    

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of the lives of the saints.
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 398; Date: 1734 A.D.

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SMC 3-3  

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of the lives of the saints (part 2).
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 353; Date: 1734 A.D.
  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of the lives of the saints (part 3).
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 353; Date: 1734 A.D.

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SMC 3-4    

  • Principal Work: Gregorius Abu al-Faraj Barhebraeus, Ktaba d-awsar raze [The book of the storehouse of the mysteries].
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 418; Date: 1474 A.D.

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SMC 3-5  

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of two treatises on confession and eight lives of saints.
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 221; Date: 1553 A.D.

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SMC 3-6    

  • Principal Work: Anonymous collector, Collection of homilies and other religious treatises.
  • Language: Garshuni, with two pieces in Syriac/Garshuni; Folios: 205; Date: 17th century

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SMC 3-7            

  • Principal Work: Gregorius Abu al-Faraj Barhebraeus, Kitab al-ithiqun [The book of the Ethicon].
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 176; Date: 1724 A.D.

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SMC 3-8  

  • Principal Work: Patriarch Michael I, Kitab al-tawarikh [History Book].
  • Language: Garshuni; Folios: 385; Date: 1899 A.D.

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SMC 3-9  

  • Principal Work: Gregorius Abu al-Faraj Barhebraeus, Maktbanut zabne / d-Bar ‘Ebraye [Chronicle of the ages / by Barhebraeus].
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 404; Date: Between 1496 and 1503 A.D.

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SMC 3-10        

  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Offices for the midpoint of the Fast.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 8; Date: 1675 A.D.
  • Principal Work: Syrian Orthodox Church (Jacobite). Hymnary for the ferias of the Annunciation and for the feast of the Nativity.
  • Language: Syriac; Folios: 108; Date: 15/16th century

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