by S. P. Silver © 2007

Khabouris Codex Logo, Yeshua Menorah and Church of the East Cross



The transcribing of the Khabouris Codex began in September 2004, as a comparison with the 1905 Peshitta. In a careful reading of the entire manuscript during the time of transcription, I noted several grammatical differences, and some few synonyms, but there are only a handful of errors in the entire manuscript. All but one have been corrected by another, later scribal hand. I have pointed out one scribal error which the scribes didn't correct.. When I began to notice these differences, using the 1905 Peshitta text as a comparative guide, I devised a COLOUR -CODE to mark and distinguish these differences in a way that would be easy to use by those that would like to delve deeper into the finished work.

The text type Estrangelo, "rounded", is beautifully scribed throughout the entire manuscript. It is represented by the font Estrangelo (V1.1) graciously offered by Paul Younan who is the creator and founder of, whose beloved mother tongue is Lashon Aturi (Aramaic). Six pages (three pairs) in the Gospel of Matthew, Pages 013, 014, 039, 040, 053 and 054 are written in the text type, East Adiabene which is represented by the font East Adiabene (V1.1) which has been compiled in the same format as Estrangelo (V1.1).

Parts of the manuscript have been rubbed off, smudged or otherwise illegible. These letters, words and larger areas have been carefully reconstructed using the 1905 Peshitta text in red.

For those familiar with K'tav Ashuri "square script", I have created the font Levistam (V1.1). The format follows that of Estrangelo (V1.1) . Thus all three True Type fonts called (V1.1) are interchangeable with the text of the transcription and all three fonts are included with this transcription.

- Stephen. P. Silver

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Complete transcription, includes all 22 books in one file

  • Original version - complete Khabouris Codex transcription including english translation and images of the original manuscript, PDF-format 63.5 MB (download)

  • Hebrew font version - complete Khabouris Codex using the Hebrew font Levistam, PDF-format 19.9 MB (download)

Individual books

These PDF files contains the transcription, english translation and images of the original manuscript.
  • Gospel of Matthew, PDF-format 10.4 MB (download)
  • Gospel of Mark, PDF-format 5.9 MB (download)
  • Gospel of Luke, PDF-format 9.7 MB (download)
  • Gospel of John, PDF-format 7.2 MB (download)
  • Acts of the Apostles, PDF-format 10.3 MB (download)
  • Catholic Epistles (Epistle of James, Epistle of Peter, Epistle of John), PDF-format 3.2 MB (download)
  • Epistle to the Romans, PDF-format 4.0 MB (download)
  • I Epistle to the Corinthians, PDF-format 4.0 MB (download)
  • II Epistle to the Corinthians, PDF-format 2.6 MB (download)
  • Galatians to Philemon (Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I Thessalonians, II Thessalonians, I Timothy, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon) PDF-format 7.4 MB (download)
  • Epistle to the Hebrews, PDF-format 3.0 MB (download)

Individual pages

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Fonts used in the transcription

Khabouris Multi-word Lookup Tool

As a supplement for making the Khabouris Codex available here on I (Lars) have created a small tool called "Khabouris Multi-word Lookup Tool". It lets you lookup any word or sentence in S. P. Silver's Khabouris Codex transcription and get a full grammatical analysis. It's very simple to use, just copy a word or sentence from the Khabouris files and paste it into the lookup tool.


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Further information

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