An Arabic Version of the Acts of the Apostles and the Seven Catholic Epistles

An Arabic Version of the Acts of the Apostles and the Seven Catholic Epistles : From an Eighth or Ninth Century MS. in the Convent of St. Catharine on Mount Sinai

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The twin 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 text is a transcription of an Arabic manuscript discovered at the monastery and translated by Margaret Gibson. First published in 1899, the text includes sections of the New Testament as well as a short moral parable, some religious aphorisms and an essay on the nature of God. Illustrated with reproductions of the manuscript pages, this book is a useful text in the study of Arabic Christianity as well as an interesting resource for theological scholars.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 b/w illus.
  • 1139169076
  • 9781139169073

Table of contents

Introduction; The Acts of the Apostles, from chapter vii v.37 to end; Epistle of James; Epistle of I Peter; Epistle of II Peter; Epistle of I John; Epistle of II John; Epistle of III John; Jude; Translations: The monk's prayer; Sayings; On the triune nature of God; Appendix.show more