The Sisters of Sinai
The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels, by Janet Soskice
In 1892, two sisters, identical twins from Scotland, made one of the most important scriptural discoveries of modern times. Combing the library of St Catherine's Monastery at Mount Sinai, they found a neglected palimpsest: beneath an unprepossessing life of female saints, they detected what remains to this day among the earliest known copies of the Gospels, a version in ancient Syriac, the language spoken by Jesus. The Sisters of Sinai is the enthralling account of how two ladies without university degrees uncovered and translated this text, bringing a great biblical treasure to world attention.
Hardcover. 316 pp. With 35 photographs. Copywright 2009
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