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Our Journey to Sinai

Our Journey to Sinai
A Visit to the Convent of St Catarina

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108043373

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  • First published in 1896, this work by Agnes Bensley (d. 1900), wife of the Orientalist and biblical scholar Robert Bensly (1831–93), describes the journey undertaken by a party of scholars to St Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai in 1893. In the previous year, sisters Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Dunlop Gibson had discovered the Sinai Palimpsest, the earliest-known Syriac version of the Gospels. The purpose of the Bensly's mission was to aid them in transcribing and deciphering the Palimpsest. Beginning with the party's arrival in Cairo, the book describes the preparation for the trip, their journey across the desert, and life in the monastery. However, relations between the members of the party deteriorated; Gibson and Lewis wrote their own accounts of the expedition (also available in this series), and Mrs Bensly's narrative is defensive of the role of her husband, who died days after their return to England.

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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108043373
    • length: 192 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • contains: 14 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Cairo
    2. Preparations
    3. Across the desert
    4. The monastery
    5. Our life in the garden
    6. The mountain
    7. Homeward bound
    8. The Sinai Palimpsest and the Greek text of the Gospels.

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    Agnes Bensly

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