Mar Behnam (Monastery) - HMML Repository

Mar Behnam (Monastery)

Manuscripts of the Syriac Catholic Mar Behnam Monastery near Mosul, famous for their survival in hiding during the invasion of ISIS in 2014. Includes liturgical books, Bibles and apocryphal texts, homilies, hagiographies, and treatises on various topics in both Arabic (often Garshuni) and Syriac.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Iraq
  • City

    Mosul
  • Repository

    Mar Behnam (Monastery)
  • Project Codes

    MBM
  • Project Numbers

    MBM 00001-00534
  • Type

    Digital
  • Digital Surrogates

    537
  • Date Preserved

    2011-2013
  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • Languages

    Armenian; Arabic; Greek; Syriac; Latin; Italian; Arabic Garshuni; Georgian; Persian; Turkish; Kurdish; French; English; German; Dutch; Hebrew; Swedish; Danish; Spanish; Neo-Aramaic; Romanian; Turkish Garshuni; Armenian Garshuni
  • Bibliography

    بهنام سوني، فهرس مخطوطات دير مار بهنام الشهيد (2005).
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections