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Lewis, Agnes Smith 1843-1926

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Works: 158 works in 754 publications in 10 languages and 6,498 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Catalogs  Manuscripts  Biography  Church history  Romances 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Contributor, Other, Thesis advisor, Dedicatee
Classifications: BS2550, 226
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An edge of the forest by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

12 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and Finnish and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small black lamb changes those whose lives she touches in a strange and unbelievable way
The story of Aḥiḳar from the Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic, Armenian, Ethiopic, Old Turkish, Greek and Slavonic versions by Ahikar( Book )

38 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old Syriac gospels : or, Evangelion da-Mepharreshê, being the text of the Sinai or Syro-Antiochene palimpsest, including the latest additions and emendations, with the variants of the Curetonian text ... by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

42 editions published between 1910 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A translation of the four Gospels from the Syriac of the Sinaitic palimpsest by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

27 editions published between 1894 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four Gospels in Syriac by Robert L Bensly( Book )

20 editions published between 1894 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light on the four Gospels from the Sinai palimpsest by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1913 and 2009 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palestinian Syriac lectionary of the Gospels. Re-edited from two Sinai Mss. and from P. de Lagarde's edition of the "Evangeliarium Hierosolymitanum" by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

45 editions published between 1899 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the remarkable sisters Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Dunlop Gibson, this lectionary of what is now known as Christian Palestinian Aramaic, was re-edited in the light of two manuscripts from the Sinai, which they recovered, and from Paul de Lagarde's Evangeliarium Hierosolymitanum. An important document for the textual criticism of the New Testament as well as for the early practice of the church, Lewis and Dunlap added to its value by composing this light "critical edition." Presented in Syriac with English annotations to the Greek text of the Gospels, this useful study will be welcome by New Testament scholars and Syriac scholars alike
A Palestinian Syriac lectionary containing lessons from the Pentateuch, Job, Proverbs, Prophets, Acts, and Epistles( Book )

24 editions published between 1897 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestinian Syriac texts from palimpsest fragments in the Taylor-Schechter collection by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

25 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty martyrs of the Sinai desert : and the story of Eulogios : from a Palestinian Syriac and Arabic palimpsest by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) were pioneering biblical scholars who became experts in a number of ancient languages. Travelling widely in the Middle East, they made several significant discoveries, including one of the earliest manuscripts of the four gospels in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, the language probably spoken by Jesus himself. Originally published in the Horae Semitica series, this fascicule features a text in Arabic and Syriac which tells the story of the massacre of monks at the Sinai monastery in the fourth century. It is a mournful account of extreme suffering for the Christian faith. Edited and translated by Agnes Lewis, the volume also includes the tale of Eulogius, a hubristic stone-cutter. Rewarded by God for his charity, Eulogius was corrupted by wealth, returning to his humble position a broken man. Both documents are of great historical and linguistic interest.--Cover
How the codex was found; a narrative of two visits to Sinai, from Mrs. Lewis's journals 1892-1893 by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

8 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) between them spoke modern Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Syriac, and were pioneering biblical scholars and explorers at a time when women rarely ventured to foreign lands. The sisters made several journeys to the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai, and their first two visits there are described in this 1893 publication. Using her sister's journals, Margaret Gibson tells how Agnes discovered a version of the Gospels in Syriac from the fifth century CE. This text is immensely important, being an example of the New Testament written in the eastern branch of Aramaic, the language that Jesus himself spoke. Meanwhile, Margaret Gibson studied other manuscripts in the library and photographed them; the sisters later transcribed and published many of these. Controversy over the circumstances of the discovery led to Margaret publishing this account in 1893
The mythological Acts of the apostles by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

22 editions published between 1904 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) were pioneering biblical scholars who became experts in a number of ancient languages. Travelling widely in the Middle East, they made several significant discoveries, including one of the earliest manuscripts of the four gospels in Syriac, a dialect of Aramaic, the language probably spoken by Jesus himself. Originally published in the Horae Semitica series, this fascicule contains an English translation of the apocryphal acts of the apostles. Originally published in 1904 by Agnes Lewis, the text chronicles the lives, adventures and deaths of important figures like Paul, Thaddeus and James, the brother of Jesus. This fascinating volume features extraordinary tales of peril and persecution - one town's sinful population places a naked prostitute at the town gate to deter the apostles, but the archangel Michael levitates her out of their way - and is of great historical and theological interest
In the shadow of Sinai : a story of travel and research from 1895 to 1897 by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

17 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920) between them spoke modern Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Syriac, and were pioneering biblical scholars and explorers at a time when women rarely ventured to foreign lands. The sisters made several journeys to the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai, discovering ancient biblical manuscripts, and their first two visits there were described in the 1893 publication How the Codex was Found (also available in this series). Lewis' In the Shadow of Sinai of 1898 was composed as a sequel to this work, dealing with the third and fourth journeys to Sinai, in 1895 and 1897. She gives a vivid account of the practicalities of desert travelling, as well as the excitement of the sisters and their academic colleagues as they recognised the significance of their discoveries in the monastic library
Acta mythologica apostolorum by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

23 editions published in 1904 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the Syriac mss. in the Convent of S. Catharine on Mount Sinai by Saint Catherine (Monastery : Mount Sinai)( Book )

15 editions published in 1894 in English and Syriac and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cid ballads, and other poems and translations from Spanish and German by James Young Gibson( Book )

9 editions published between 1887 and 1898 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves from three ancient Qurâns, possibly pre-'Othmânic, with a list of their variants by Alphonse Mingana( Book )

10 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in Arabic and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastern pilgrims: the travels of three ladies by Agnes Smith Lewis( Book )

11 editions published between 1870 and 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Scottish twin sisters Agnes Lewis (1843-1926) and Margaret Gibson (1843-1920), heiresses of an extremely wealthy man, between them learned numerous languages, including Modern Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Syriac, and became pioneering biblical scholars and explorers at a time when women rarely ventured to foreign lands. Their initial desire to travel to the Holy Land was encouraged by their Presbyterian minister. Setting out with their former teacher, Grace Blyth, in 1868, they travelled across Europe to Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Palestine. In this 1870 account, Lewis vividly describes the discomfort of long-distance travel, especially for women, and their encounters with the people they met on the way. At Constantinople they were struck by the beauty of Hagia Sophia, and saw whirling dervishes. They had some difficulties with their guide in Egypt, but this did not deter them, and they continued on to Palestine before returning to Europe
 
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The four Gospels in Syriac
Alternative Names
Agnes Smith Lewis Brits arabiste (1843-1926)

Agnes Smith-Lewis englische Theologin, Orientalistin und Reisende

Lewis, Agnes 1843-1926

Lewis,Agnes Mrs.

Lewis, Agnes S.

Lewis, Agnes S. 1843-1926

Lewis Mrs 1843-1926

Smith,Agnes

Smith Agnes 1843-1926

Smith, Agnes Lewis 1843-1926

Smith Lewis, Agnes

Smith Lewis, Agnes 1843-1926

لويز,اغنيس السيدة

ܠܘܶܝܙ,ܐܰܓܢܝܣ ܡܳܪܬܝ

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The old Syriac gospels : or, Evangelion da-Mepharreshê, being the text of the Sinai or Syro-Antiochene palimpsest, including the latest additions and emendations, with the variants of the Curetonian text ...A translation of the four Gospels from the Syriac of the Sinaitic palimpsestThe four Gospels in SyriacLight on the four Gospels from the Sinai palimpsestThe Palestinian Syriac lectionary of the Gospels. Re-edited from two Sinai Mss. and from P. de Lagarde's edition of the "Evangeliarium Hierosolymitanum"The forty martyrs of the Sinai desert : and the story of Eulogios : from a Palestinian Syriac and Arabic palimpsestThe mythological Acts of the apostlesEastern pilgrims: the travels of three ladies