How the Codex Was Found Paperback

A Narrative of Two Visits to Sinai, from Mrs Lewis's Journals 1892-1893

by Agnes Smith Lewis;

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How the Codex Was Found

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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, and their first two visits there are described in this 1893 publication. Using her sister's journals, Margaret Gibson tells how Agnes discovered a version of the Gospels in Syriac from the fifth century CE. This text is immensely important, being an example of the New Testament written in the eastern branch of Aramaic, the language that Jesus himself spoke. Meanwhile, Margaret Gibson studied other manuscripts in the library and photographed them; the sisters later transcribed and published many of these. Controversy over the circumstances of the discovery led to Margaret publishing this account in 1893.

How the Codex Was Found by Agnes Smith Lewis was published by Cambridge Library Collection in January 2012. The ISBN for How the Codex Was Found is 9781108043366.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (January 2012)
Number of Pages154
Thickness9 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4027520
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