Apocrypha Sinaitica

Apocrypha Sinaitica

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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 work is based on a manuscript discovered in the monastery in 1895 and first published in 1896. Originally published as part of the Studia Sinaitica, this fascicule comprises Arabic and Syriac texts of various apocryphal stories edited and translated by Margaret Gibson. The first part of the text contains the 'Anaphora Pilati', the story of the aftermath of Pontius Pilate's decision to crucify Jesus. Also included are the Clementine Recognitions and the Martyrdom of James and Simon.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 b/w illus.
  • 1139169122
  • 9781139169127

Table of contents

Introduction; Texts: Anaphora Pilati, Syriac; Anaphora Pilati, Arabic r. A. from No. 445 (A.D. 799); Anaphora Pilati, Arabic r. B. from No. 508; Recognitions of Clement, Arabic, from No. 508; Recognitions of Clement, Arabic, from XXVIII (Add. 9965), British Museum, A.D. 1569; Martyrdom of Clement, Arabic; Preaching of Peter, Arabic, from No. 445; Martyrdom of James the son of Alphaeus, Arabic, from No. 539; Preaching of Simon son of Cleophas, Arabic, from No. 539; Martyrdom of Simon; Translations.show more