The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Sisters of Sinai In 1892, identical twins Agnes and Margaret Smith discovered what remains to this day among the earliest known copies of the Gospels. Soskice vividly recounts the story of two unlikely and unsung heroines in their effort to discover the Bible as originally written.
- Published: 24 August 2010
- Format: Paperback 316 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781400034741 ISBN 10: 1400034744
- Sales rank: 250,944
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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 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.