In the Shadow of Sinai

a Story of Travel and Research from 1895 to 1897

by Agnes Smith Lewis;


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In the Shadow of Sinai

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The Scottish twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) between them spoke modern Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Syriac, and were pioneering biblical scholars and explorers at a time when women rarely ventured to foreign lands. The sisters made several journeys to the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai, discovering ancient biblical manuscripts, and their first two visits there were described in the 1893 publication How the Codex was Found (also available in this series). Lewis' In the Shadow of Sinai of 1898 was composed as a sequel to this work, dealing with the third and fourth journeys to Sinai, in 1895 and 1897. She gives a vivid account of the practicalities of desert travelling, as well as the excitement of the sisters and their academic colleagues as they recognised the significance of their discoveries in the monastic library.

In the Shadow of Sinai by Agnes Smith Lewis was published by Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) in February 2013. The ISBN for In the Shadow of Sinai is 9781139169066.

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Page last updated 2nd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatOnline resource
PublisherCambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing) (February 2013)
ISBN9781139169066
ISBN-101139169068
Product Code4492214
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