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Sisters of Sinai : how two lady adventurers found the hidden gospels / Janet Soskice.

By: Soskice, Janet.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Chatto & Windus, c2009Description: xiii, 338 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780701173418.Subject(s): Lewis, Agnes Smith, 1843-1926 | Gibson, Margaret Dunlop, 1843-1920 | Gibson, Margaret Dunlop | Lewis, Agnes Smith | Bible. Gospels. Syriac. Codex palimpsestus Sinaiticus | New Testament scholars -- Great Britain -- Biography | Church history -- 20th century | Sinai, Mount (Egypt) -- Description and travelDDC classification: 226.046 Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online
Contents:
Cambridge, 13 April 1893 -- The birth and upbringing of the lady Bible-hunters -- The journey to the Nile -- The boat -- The perfect dragoman -- The search for the perfect mate -- Greece -- The estate of marriage -- The Cambridge antiquarian -- Heresy and mortality -- Sinai and von Tischendorf -- The perils of Bible-hunting -- The story von Tischendorf did not tell -- Setting out for Sinai -- The treasure in the dark closet -- The Cambridge party -- The disjoint expedition -- The final falling-out -- The devilish press and the Highland Regiment -- The Cambridge cold shoulder -- A lightning course in text scholarship -- In the company of Orientalists -- Burying the hatchet -- Keepers of manuscripts -- Solomon Schechter and the Cairo genizah -- In Cairo with Schechter -- Castlebrae -- The college's opening -- To the monasteries of the Nitrian desert -- The active life -- The darkening to war -- Palimpsest.
Summary: In 1892, two adventurous sisters made one of the most important religious finds of the century. This title uses the story of the Smith sisters to take the reader on a 19th century journey. It traces the footsteps of these sisters as they voyage to Egypt, Sinai and beyond, clutching their Murray's guidebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [324]-328) and index.

Cambridge, 13 April 1893 -- The birth and upbringing of the lady Bible-hunters -- The journey to the Nile -- The boat -- The perfect dragoman -- The search for the perfect mate -- Greece -- The estate of marriage -- The Cambridge antiquarian -- Heresy and mortality -- Sinai and von Tischendorf -- The perils of Bible-hunting -- The story von Tischendorf did not tell -- Setting out for Sinai -- The treasure in the dark closet -- The Cambridge party -- The disjoint expedition -- The final falling-out -- The devilish press and the Highland Regiment -- The Cambridge cold shoulder -- A lightning course in text scholarship -- In the company of Orientalists -- Burying the hatchet -- Keepers of manuscripts -- Solomon Schechter and the Cairo genizah -- In Cairo with Schechter -- Castlebrae -- The college's opening -- To the monasteries of the Nitrian desert -- The active life -- The darkening to war -- Palimpsest.

In 1892, two adventurous sisters made one of the most important religious finds of the century. This title uses the story of the Smith sisters to take the reader on a 19th century journey. It traces the footsteps of these sisters as they voyage to Egypt, Sinai and beyond, clutching their Murray's guidebook.

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