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The Sisters of Sinai

Authors: Soskice, Janet
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: TRV001000, BIO022000, BIO023000
ISBN: 9780307272348, Related ISBNs: 0307272346, 1400034744, 1400041333, 9780307272348, 9781400034741
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

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.

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