Acta Mythologica Apostolorum in Arabic

Transcribed from an Arabic MS in the Convent of Deyr-es-Suriani, Egypt, and from MSS in the Convent of St Catherine, on Mount Sinai


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Acta Mythologica Apostolorum in Arabic

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The twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) were pioneering biblical scholars who became experts in a number of ancient languages. Travelling widely in the Middle East, they made several significant discoveries, including one of the earliest manuscripts of the four gospels in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, the language probably spoken by Jesus himself. Originally published in the Horae Semitica series, this fascicule contains the Arabic text of the apocryphal acts of the apostles. Originally published in 1904 by Agnes Lewis, the text chronicles the lives, adventures and deaths of important figures like Paul, Thaddeus and James, the brother of Jesus. This fascinating volume features extraordinary tales of peril and persecution - one town's sinful population places a naked prostitute at the town gate to deter the apostles, but the archangel Michael levitates her out of their way - and is of great historical and theological interest.

Acta Mythologica Apostolorum in Arabic was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in August 2011. The ISBN for Acta Mythologica Apostolorum in Arabic is 9780511732140.

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Page last updated 3rd December 2016
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (August 2011)
ISBN9780511732140
ISBN-100511732147
Product Code4491982
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