Niche Book Club: The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels by Janet Soskice
Join us on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm for our latest installment of Niche Book Club: The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice.
Book Description from Penguin Random House: Agnes and Margaret Smith were not your typical Victorian scholars or adventurers. Female, middle-aged, and without university degrees or formal language training, the twin sisters nevertheless made one of the most important scriptural discoveries of their time: the earliest known copy of the Gospels in ancient Syriac, the language that Jesus spoke. In an era when most Westerners—male or female—feared to tread in the Middle East, they slept in tents and endured temperamental camels, unscrupulous dragomen, and suspicious monks to become unsung heroines in the continuing effort to discover the Bible as originally written.