Agnes Lewis Smith and her twin sister, M. D. Gibson, traveled the Near East, and St. Catherine's monastery at Mt. Sinai in particular, hunting and purchasing ancient texts. This volume includes fragments of sixth-century Palestinian Syriac texts of the Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul's Epistles. Also included are fragments of an early Palestinian lectionary of the Old Testament.
Agnes Smith Lewis
Agnes Smith Lewis (1843-1926) was a famed hunter of ancient texts. Among her discoveries were Syriac Sinaiticus palimpsest of the Gospels and the lost Hebrew of Ben Sirach.