In the Shadow of Sinai
Stories of Travel and Biblical Research
In the Shadow of Sinai by Agnes Smith Lewis
Book DescriptionIn 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 DetailsISBN: 9781898595236
(135mm x 215mm x 15mm)
Imprint: The Alpha Press Ltd
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Agnes Smith Lewis
Leaves from Three Ancient Qurans, Paperback (October 2014)
Originally published in 1914, this book contains a transcription of leaves from three Arabic Qurans, purchased in Egypt in 1895.
Select Narratives of Holy Women: Translation, Paperback (March 2012)
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, 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, Paperback (March 2012)» View all books by Agnes Smith Lewis
A collection of translated Arabic Christian texts edited by Agnes Lewis and Margaret Gibson, first published in 1907.
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