J. Rendel Harris

J. Rendel Harris

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James Rendel Harris was an English biblical scholar and curator of manuscripts, who was instrumental in bringing back to light many Syriac Scriptures and other early documents. His contacts at the Monastery of Saint Catherine on Mount Sinai enabled twin sisters Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Dunlop Gibson to discover there the Sinaitic Palimpsest, the oldest Syriac New Testament document in existence. He subsequently accompanied them on a second trip, with Robert Bensly and Francis Crawford Burkitt, to decipher the palimpsest. He himself discovered there other manuscripts. Harris's Biblical Fragments from Mount Sinai appeared in 1890.He was educated at Clare College, Cambridge, where he was a fellow in mathematics from 1875 to 1878, in 1892, and from 1902 to 1904. Harris spent as much time in the Near East as he couldshow more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136628198
  • 9786136628196