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The sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers discovered the hidden Gospels

by Soskice, Janet Martin.

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A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Agnes and Margaret Smith were not your typical Victorian scholars or adventurers. Female, middle-aged, and without university degrees or formal language training, the twi... Full description

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Summary: A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Book of the Year Agnes and Margaret Smith were not your typical Victorian scholars or adventurers. Female, middle-aged, and without university degrees or formal language training, the twin sisters nevertheless made one of the most important scriptural discoveries of their time: the earliest known copy of the Gospels in ancient Syriac, the language that Jesus spoke. In an era when most Westerners--male or female--feared to tread in the Middle East, they slept in tents and endured temperamental camels, unscrupulous dragomen, and suspicious monks to become unsung heroines in the continuing effort to discover the Bible as originally written. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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ISBN: 9780307272348
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Janet Soskice grew up in western Canada and has lived for some years in England, where she is Professor in Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College. She lectures around the world and is a frequent contributor to radio and television programs.


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