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Apocrypha Sinaitica


  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108043465

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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.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108043465
    • length: 184 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Editor and Translator

    Margaret Dunlop Gibson

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