Select Narratives of Holy Women: Syriac Text: From the Syro-Antiochene or Sinai Palimpsest by Agnes Smith LewisSelect Narratives of Holy Women: Syriac Text: From the Syro-Antiochene or Sinai Palimpsest by Agnes Smith Lewis

Select Narratives of Holy Women: Syriac Text: From the Syro-Antiochene or Sinai Palimpsest

EditorAgnes Smith Lewis

Paperback | March 8, 2012

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The sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) were pioneering biblical scholars who became experts in a number of ancient languages. Travelling widely in the Middle East, they made several significant discoveries, including one of the earliest manuscripts of the Four Gospels in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, the language probably spoken by Jesus himself. Their chief discoveries were made in the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai. This fascicule, a useful resource for scholars of Syriac, and originally published as part of the Studia Sinaitica series, is the text of a Syriac manuscript from the monastic library at St Catherine's. Transcribed by Lewis and first published in 1900, the manuscript recounts the tales of a number of saintly women including Pelagia, a rich courtesan who converted to Christianity, and Eugenia, a holy woman who lived as a man and became the abbot of a monastery.
Title:Select Narratives of Holy Women: Syriac Text: From the Syro-Antiochene or Sinai PalimpsestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.83 inPublished:March 8, 2012Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1108043356

ISBN - 13:9781108043359

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Table of Contents

Preface; Index of proper names; Paliimpsest fragments of the Acts of Thomas; Eugenia; Mary-Marinus; Euphrosyne; Onesima; Drusis; Barbara; Mary (slave of Tertullius); Irene; Euphemia; Sophia; Cyprian and Justa; Hymn of Mar Ephraim.