Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.

Date range

Author(Ps.-)Clement of Rome (9) Aphrahat (24) Dionysius bar Salibi (31) Ephrem the Syrian (111) Eusebius of Caesarea (10) Isaac of Nineveh (82) Jacob of Serugh (39) Narsai (81) Philoxenos of Mabbug (13) Rabbula of Edessa (10) View All CatalogAscetic Discourses, Part 1 (62) Hymns on Nativity - (28) Hymns on Nisibis - (70) Old Testament Commentaries of Dionysius bar Salibi (30) The Demonstrations (24) The Book of Steps (28) The Homilies of Mar Narsai (81) The Memre of Jacob of Serugh (28) The Odes of Solomon (40) The Peshitta New Testament (27) View All
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On Lent IV - ܕܚܲܕܼܒܿܫܲܒܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܿܥܵܐ ܕܨܵܘܡܵܐ by NarsaiNarsai. “On Lent IV - ܕܚܲܕܼܒܿܫܲܒܵܐ ܕܐܲܪܒܿܥܵܐ ܕܨܵܘܡܵܐ.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/50.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/50
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On the Three Children - ܥܲܠ ܚܲܢܲܢܝܵܐ ܘܥܲܙܲܪܝܵܐ ܘܡܝܼܫܵܐܹܝܠ by NarsaiNarsai. “On the Three Children - ܥܲܠ ܚܲܢܲܢܝܵܐ ܘܥܲܙܲܪܝܵܐ ܘܡܝܼܫܵܐܹܝܠ.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/105.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/105
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Discourse 1 by Isaac of NinevehIsaac of Nineveh. “Discourse 1.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 5, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/392.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/392
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On the Repentant Thief - ܥܲܠ ܓܲܝܵܣܵܐ by NarsaiNarsai. “On the Repentant Thief - ܥܲܠ ܓܲܝܵܣܵܐ.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified April 26, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/64.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/64
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Nisibis 10 by Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian. “Nisibis 10.” Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified June 12, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/267.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/267
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Jude (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ by Jude the ApostleJude the Apostle. “Jude (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܐ ܫܠܝܚܐ.” 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/144.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/144
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Odes of Solomon: Ode 31 by AnonymousOdes of Solomon: Ode 31.” Based upon James H. Charlesworth ed., The Odes of Solomon: The Syriac Texts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified July 6, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/174.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/174
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1 Thessalonians (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܦܘܠܘܣ ܕܠܘܬ ܬܣܠ̈ܘܢܝܩܝܐ ܩܕܡܝܬܐ by Paul the ApostlePaul the Apostle. “1 Thessalonians (Peshitta Version) - ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܦܘܠܘܣ ܕܠܘܬ ܬܣܠ̈ܘܢܝܩܝܐ ܩܕܡܝܬܐ.” 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/131.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/131
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Discourse 73 by Isaac of NinevehIsaac of Nineveh. “Discourse 73.” Based upon Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified March 5, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/464.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/464
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Memra 5: On the Milk of the Children - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܫܳܐ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܠܒܳܐ ܕܝܰܠ̈ܽܘܕܶܐ by AnonymousMemra 5: On the Milk of the Children - ܡܺܐܡܪܳܐ ܕܚܰܡܫܳܐ ܕܥܰܠ ܚܰܠܒܳܐ ܕܝܰܠ̈ܽܘܕܶܐ.” Based upon Robert Kitchen ed., The Syriac Book of Steps vol. 1 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2009). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 31, 2017. https://syriaccorpus.org/192.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/192
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Nisibis 29 by Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian. “Nisibis 29.” Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified June 12, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/283.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/283
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Nisibis 55 by Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian. “Nisibis 55.” Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified June 12, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/309.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/309
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Discourse 4: On Faith and Simplicity - ܡܐܡܪܐ ܕܐܪܒܥܐ ܕܥܠ ܦܫܝܛܘܬܐ by Philoxenos of MabbugPhiloxenos of Mabbug. “Discourse 4: On Faith and Simplicity - ܡܐܡܪܐ ܕܐܪܒܥܐ ܕܥܠ ܦܫܝܛܘܬܐ.” Based upon E. A. Wallis Budge ed., The Discourses of Philoxenus Bishop of Mabbôgh, A.D. 485–519, Edited from Syriac Manuscripts of the Sixth and Seventh Centuries, in the British Museum, with an English Translation. (London: Asher & Co., 1894). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified May 6, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/377.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/377
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Life of Rabbula - ܢܨ̈ܚܢܘܗܝ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܒܪܝܟܬܐ by AnonymousLife of Rabbula - ܢܨ̈ܚܢܘܗܝ ܕܡܪܝ ܪܒܘܠܐ ܐܦܣܩܦܐ ܕܐܘܪܗܝ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܒܪܝܟܬܐ .” Based upon Julian Joseph Overbeck ed., S. Ephraemi Syri, Rabulae episcopi Edesseni, Balaei aliorumque Opera selecta e codicibus syriacis manuscriptis in museo Britannico et bibliotheca Bodleiana asservatis primus (Oxonii [Oxford]: Clarendoniano, 1865). Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified November 7, 2018. https://syriaccorpus.org/490.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/490
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Nisibis 61 by Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian. “Nisibis 61.” Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified June 12, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/315.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/315
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Nisibis 9 by Ephrem the SyrianEphrem the Syrian. “Nisibis 9.” Digital Syriac Corpus. Last modified June 12, 2019. https://syriaccorpus.org/266.URI: https://syriaccorpus.org/266

Search Tips

For best results, users are recommended to use the advanced search functions. Search results can also be improved by the use of the the following Boolean search characters:

Wildcard Characters:

Given the prevalence of variant spellings in names, using Wildcard Characters may help.

"?" can be inserted as a variant for any single character.

Thus a search for:

G?wargis
returns results which contain either "Gewargis" or "Giwargis".

Similarly a search for:

M?r
returns results which contain either "Mar" or "Mor".

"*" can be inserted as a variant for multiple characters or a truncated word.

Thus a search for:

Dayr*
returns results for "Dayr" and "Dayro" and more.

Similarly a search for

Ab*
returns results for "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "ʿAbda" and more.

Note: Because the sources we quote use a variety of transliteration formats, Syriaca.org ignores diacritics and punctuation in searching; for example, use of "ʿ" is not required to find results with this diacritical mark.

Fuzzy Search Character

Appending the character "~" after a word returns results for words that are close but not exact matches.

Thus a search for

Aba~
returns results which contain "Aba" but also "Abi", "Saba", "Aha", and other words that are "fuzzy" matches for "Aba".

Exact Phrase Searches

To find an exact phrase, it should be enclosed in double quotes.

Thus

"ʿAbdishoʿ I"
returns only one result with that exact phrase, while several results are found for the words "ʿAbdishoʿ" and "I".

Proximity Characters

To find two or more words which occur within a specified range of each other, one can append the character "~" followed by a number to an "Exact Phrase" search. This allows one to search for two or more words that occur within a specified distance of each other as defined by number of words.

Thus

"Jacob+Bishop"~2
finds three results in which the words "Jacob" and "Bishop" occur within two words of each other: "Jacob , bishop of Nisibin", "Jacob, bishop of Phesilta", and "Jacob , bishop of ‛Ānah" while a simple search for "Jacob Bishop" returns many more results.