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# 3 Sisters of the Sinai


Sisters of the Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels


Janet Soskice




This is the intrigueing story of two victorian-era Scottish ladies, twins, who traveled to Egypt and made one of the most important discoveries to grace the world of biblical scholarship. Within the confines of an isolated orthodox monastary in the Sinai, they uncovered one of the earliest known manuscripts of the Gospels.

I enjoyed these vigorous, independent, self-educated victorian ladies. Their travels were adventurous and fascinating, and their scholarly endeavros amidst the academic jealousies in the exclusively male dominion at Cambridge at tgat tune was interesting and inspiring; cause to reflect on the great strides that women have made since then.

I ahve to admit, though, that this book didn't quite meet my expectations. It's possible that I've read so many simmilar books, but I think it's mroe likely that I've had a couple of other books that have grabbed my attention.

In any case, I don't think that the fault lies with the book at all. In fact it is a testament to Sisters of the Sinai that I read it to the end without abandoning it. I found it interesting enough and enjoyable enough to finish it.

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