In the Shadow of Sinai by Agnes Smith Lewis
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In the Shadow of Sinai
By Agnes Smith Lewis

In the Shadow of Sinai

Stories of Travel and Biblical Research

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In the Shadow of Sinai by Agnes Smith Lewis

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In the Shadow of Sinai: A Story of Travel and Research from 1895 to 1897, and How the Codex was Found: A Narrative of Two Visits to Sinai from Mrs Lewiss Journals, 18921893 published here in a new one-volume edition were originally published in the late 1890s, to great acclaim. Taught the rudiments of photography, and having studied various languages, including Aramaic, they organized a caravan from Cairo to the Monastery of St. Catherine, at the foot of Mt Sinai. In the library they discovered, and photographed, most of the text of the hitherto undiscovered Syriac version of the Four Gospels, in a fourth-century palimpsest. Their work was widely acknowledged, and they were popular members of the Cambridge set of this period. For the Scholar, this book is a welcome reprint of two worthy texts, with their focus on the vagaries and excitement of historical, biblical research. For the Traveller, it is a record of the hardships and rewards of travel one hundred years ago. And for the Christian, there lies within the discovery of a very remarkable variant of the reported spoken word of Jesus Christ (Matthew xii:36).

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781898595236
ISBN-10: 1898595232
Format: Paperback
(135mm x 215mm x 15mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: The Alpha Press Ltd
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A translation of a Syriac text from the monastic library of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai, first published in 1900.

Select Narratives of Holy Women: Syriac Text by Agnes Smith Lewis Select Narratives of Holy Women: Syriac Text, Paperback (March 2012)

A transcription of a Syriac text from the monastic library of St Catherine, Mount Sinai, first published in 1900.

Forty-one Facsimiles of Dated Christian Arabic Manuscripts by Agnes Smith Lewis Forty-one Facsimiles of Dated Christian Arabic Manuscripts, Paperback (March 2012)

A collection of translated Arabic Christian texts edited by Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson, first published in 1907.

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