Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"The Incredible Lady Bible Hunters" of St Andrews! (Bumped)

LECTURE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS: "The Incredible Lady Bible Hunters:
St Andrews’ first female Doctors of Divinity, Dr Margaret Gibson and Dr Agnes Lewis."

It will be presented by Professor Janet Soskice (Cambridge) on Thursday 29 November 2018 (in two days tomorrow!) at 5.15 pm in School III St Salvator’s Quadrangle.

If you can be in St Andrews on Thursday, don't miss it!

Professor Soskice is the author of The Sisters of Sinai, a book about the Gibson and Lewis sisters. I have noted many reviews of it here and links. The title refers to their identification of Codex Syriacus or the Sinai Palimpsest, an important Syriac manuscript of the Four Gospels, at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai.

Their connection with the Cairo Geniza was explored by Adina Hoffman and Peter Cole in their book Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza. The Geniza manuscripts that the sisters brought back to England were recently acquired by Cambridge and Oxford Universities. See here, here, and here.

I'll see you at the lecture.

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