In the Shadow of Sinai Paperback

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 Library Collection in February 2012. The ISBN for In the Shadow of Sinai is 9781108043380.

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Details for In the Shadow of Sinai

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge Library Collection (February 2012)
Number of Pages290
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4027522
Page last updated 1st March 2016
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