The Resource The sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels, Janet Soskice

The sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels, Janet Soskice

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The sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels
Title
The sisters of Sinai
Title remainder
how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels
Statement of responsibility
Janet Soskice
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1892, two sisters, identical twins from Scotland, made one of one of most important scriptural discoveries of modern times. Combing the library of St. Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai, they found a neglected palimpsest: one of the earliest known copies of the Gospels, a version in ancient Syriac, the language spoken by Jesus. This is the account of how two middle-aged ladies without university degrees uncovered and translated this text, bringing a treasure to world attention. This quintessentially Victorian adventure is partly a physical journey: when Westerners generally feared to tread in the region, the sisters Smith traversed the Middle East. It is also a journey of the mind: in an era when new discoveries in science and archaeology were rewriting the accepted understanding of the Bible's origins as well as those of humankind, a great contribution to knowledge was made by two whose only natural advantage was an astonishing gift for languages--From publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soskice, Janet Martin
Dewey number
225.0922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Agnes Smith
  • Gibson, Margaret Dunlop
  • Gibson, Margaret Dunlop
  • Lewis, Agnes Smith
  • New Testament scholars
  • Church history
  • Church history
  • New Testament scholars
  • Travel
  • Sinai, Mount (Egypt)
  • Egypt
  • Great Britain
Label
The sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels, Janet Soskice
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in slightly different form as Sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers found the hidden Gospels by Chatto & Windus ... London ... 2009"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cambridge, 13 April 1893 -- The birth and upbringing of the lady Bible-hunters -- The journey to the Nile -- The boat -- The perfect dragoman -- The search for the perfect mate -- Greece -- The estate of marriage -- The Cambridge antiquarian -- Heresy and mortality -- Sinai and von Tischendorf -- The perils of Bible-hunting -- The story von Tischendorf did not tell -- Setting out for Sinai -- The treasure in the dark closet -- The Cambridge party -- The disjoint expedition -- The final falling-out -- The devilish press and the Highland Regiment -- The Cambridge cold shoulder -- A lightning course in text scholarship -- In the company of orientalists -- Burying the hatchet -- Keepers of manuscripts -- Solomon Schechter and the Cairo Genizah -- In Cairo with Schechter -- Castlebrae -- The college's opening -- To the monasteries of the Nitrian Desert -- The active life -- The darkening to war -- Palimpsest
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
xii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781400034741
Lccn
2010485385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1703024
  • (OCoLC)656573759
  • 1699825
  • (OCoLC)ocn656573759
Label
The sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels, Janet Soskice
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in slightly different form as Sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers found the hidden Gospels by Chatto & Windus ... London ... 2009"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cambridge, 13 April 1893 -- The birth and upbringing of the lady Bible-hunters -- The journey to the Nile -- The boat -- The perfect dragoman -- The search for the perfect mate -- Greece -- The estate of marriage -- The Cambridge antiquarian -- Heresy and mortality -- Sinai and von Tischendorf -- The perils of Bible-hunting -- The story von Tischendorf did not tell -- Setting out for Sinai -- The treasure in the dark closet -- The Cambridge party -- The disjoint expedition -- The final falling-out -- The devilish press and the Highland Regiment -- The Cambridge cold shoulder -- A lightning course in text scholarship -- In the company of orientalists -- Burying the hatchet -- Keepers of manuscripts -- Solomon Schechter and the Cairo Genizah -- In Cairo with Schechter -- Castlebrae -- The college's opening -- To the monasteries of the Nitrian Desert -- The active life -- The darkening to war -- Palimpsest
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
xii, 316 pages
Isbn
9781400034741
Lccn
2010485385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 1703024
  • (OCoLC)656573759
  • 1699825
  • (OCoLC)ocn656573759

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