Our Journey to Sinai Paperback

A Visit to the Convent of St. Catarina

by Agnes Bensly;


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Our Journey to Sinai

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First published in 1896, this work by Agnes Bensley (d. 1900), wife of the Orientalist and biblical scholar Robert Bensly (1831-93), describes the journey undertaken by a party of scholars to St Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai in 1893. In the previous year, sisters Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Dunlop Gibson had discovered the Sinai Palimpsest, the earliest-known Syriac version of the Gospels. The purpose of the Bensly's mission was to aid them in transcribing and deciphering the Palimpsest. Beginning with the party's arrival in Cairo, the book describes the preparation for the trip, their journey across the desert, and life in the monastery. However, relations between the members of the party deteriorated; Gibson and Lewis wrote their own accounts of the expedition (also available in this series), and Mrs Bensly's narrative is defensive of the role of her husband, who died days after their return to England.

Our Journey to Sinai by Agnes Bensly was published by Cambridge Library Collection in January 2012. The ISBN for Our Journey to Sinai is 9781108043373.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (January 2012)
Weight250g
Number of Pages192
Thickness11 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
ISBN9781108043373
ISBN-101108043372
Product Code4027521
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