Dr. Janet Soskice: The Incredible Lady Bible Hunters – Sisters of Sinai

Date(s) - January 31, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Regent College (Room 100)

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In 1892 Scottish twin sisters, both widowed and neither with any formal academic qualifications, made their way by camel and foot across the Sinai desert to St. Catherine’s Monastery where Agnes made one of the most important Bible finds of the century, launching them on a career of eastern Bible hunting, sleeping in tents, placating skeptical monks and fabulous finds… Including those that lead to the treasure trove of Jewish manuscripts that is the Cairo Genizah.

Join us for this lunchtime public lecture, in which Dr. Janet Soskice, Professor of Philosophical Theology at Cambridge University, tells the story of these sisters and their incredible find. All are welcome to bring their lunch and engage in a brief Q & A period afterward

Janet Soskice is a Regent graduate and Professor of Philosophical Theology in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Cambridge. This true story is based on her book Sisters of Sinai: how two lady adventurers found the hidden gospels (Vintage 2009) which, on publication, was read as Book of the Week on  BBC Radio 4 and was in the ‘Best Books of the Year’ lists of the Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor.


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