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On Aaron the Priest - ܥܲܠ ܐܲܗܪܘܿܢ ܟܵܗܢܵܐ by Jacob of SerughJacob of Serugh. “On Aaron the Priest - ܥܲܠ ܐܲܗܪܘܿܢ ܟܵܗܢܵܐ.” Based upon Paul Bedjan ed., Homiliae selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis vol. 1 (Paris: Harrassowitz, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 28, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/344.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/344
An Account of the Decease of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist - ܫܪܒܐ ܕܥܠ ܥܘܢܕܢܗ ܕܩܕܝܫܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ ܘܐܢܓܠܝܣܐ by AnonymousAn Account of the Decease of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist - ܫܪܒܐ ܕܥܠ ܥܘܢܕܢܗ ܕܩܕܝܫܐ ܝܘܚܢܢ ܫܠܝܚܐ ܘܐܢܓܠܝܣܐ.” Based upon William Wright, Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles (Williams and Norgate, 1871). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 6, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/333.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/333
Acts of Judas Thomas - ܦܪ̈ܟܣܝܣ ܕܝܗܘܕܐ by ThomasThomas. “Acts of Judas Thomas - ܦܪ̈ܟܣܝܣ ܕܝܗܘܕܐ.” Based upon William Wright, Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles (Williams and Norgate, 1871). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/332.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/332
Acts of the Apostles - ܦܪܟܣܣ ܕܬܪܥܣܪ ܫܠܝ̈ܚܐ ܛܘܒ̈ܢܐ by Luke the EvangelistLuke the Evangelist. “Acts of the Apostles - ܦܪܟܣܣ ܕܬܪܥܣܪ ܫܠܝ̈ܚܐ ܛܘܒ̈ܢܐ.” Based upon G. H. Gwilliam, J. Pinkerton and John Gwynn eds., The New Testament in Syriac [ܕܝܬܝܩܐ ܚܕܬܐ ܕܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ] (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 1, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/122.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/122
An Admonition - ܕܡܲܪܬ݁ܝܵܢܘܼܬܼܵܐ by Jacob of SerughJacob of Serugh. “An Admonition - ܕܡܲܪܬ݁ܝܵܢܘܼܬܼܵܐ.” Based upon Paul Bedjan ed., Homiliae selectae Mar-Jacobi Sarugensis vol. 1 (Paris: Harrassowitz, 1905). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 10, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/340.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/340
Against the Jews - ܠܘܼܩܒܲܠ ܝܗ̄ܘܼܕܼܵܝܹ̈ܐ by NarsaiNarsai. “Against the Jews - ܠܘܼܩܒܲܠ ܝܗ̄ܘܼܕܼܵܝܹ̈ܐ.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/58.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/58
Against the Manichaeans - ܡܐܡܪܐ ܕܛܛܘܣ ܕܠܘܩܒܠ ܡ̈ܢܝܢܝܐ by Titus of BostraTitus of Bostra. “Against the Manichaeans - ܡܐܡܪܐ ܕܛܛܘܣ ܕܠܘܩܒܠ ܡ̈ܢܝܢܝܐ.” Based upon Paul de Lagarde ed., Titi Bostreni contra Manichaeos libri quatuor syriace (Edinburgh: Williams and Norgate, 1859). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 19, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/388.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/388
On Baptism - ܥܲܠ ܡܲܥܡܘܿܕܼܝܼܬܼܵܐ by NarsaiNarsai. “On Baptism - ܥܲܠ ܡܲܥܡܘܿܕܼܝܼܬܼܵܐ.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/66.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/66
Book of Steps Preface - ܡܰܡܠ̱ܠܳܐ by AnonymousBook of Steps Preface - ܡܰܡܠ̱ܠܳܐ.” Based upon Robert Kitchen ed., The Syriac Book of Steps vol. 1 , Texts from Christian Late Antiquity,vol. 12 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2009) . Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 30, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/218.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/218
Book of the Laws of the Countries - ܟܬܒܐ ܕܢܡ̈ܘܣܐ ܕܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ by BardaisanBardaisan. “Book of the Laws of the Countries - ܟܬܒܐ ܕܢܡ̈ܘܣܐ ܕܐܬܪ̈ܘܬܐ.” Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 15, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/186.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/186