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Apocrypha Arabica

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108043472

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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 and translation of an Arabic Christian manuscript discovered by Margaret Gibson in 1893 and first published in 1901. The text includes 'The Book of the Rolls', a retelling of early Biblical events; stories of Aphikia, a virtuous woman from the time of King Solomon; and the tale of Cyprian and Justa (recounted in Arabic and Greek). A useful resource for linguists and for scholars in the history of Arabic Christianity.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108043472
    • length: 210 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Notes
    The Cambridge MS
    Translations: The Book of the Rolls
    The Story of Aphikia.

  • Editor and Translator

    Margaret Dunlop Gibson

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