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The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Martin Soskice
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Auntie I loved this read. Yes, it is history...and history specifically relating to Bible translations. It could have been a dry and dusty read...but no, Janet Soskice set the story for us, with the birth of twin daughters and the death of their mother. Father decided to give the girls education as if they were boys (for women were not considered worthy of any education outside of running a household)He took them on his travels and they became quite interested in learning languages.
They held to the Presbyterian faith, and it became a live and sturdy faith for what they would need while uncovering scripture texts later on in their travels to the Middle East.
This is a true story and our current Bible translations owe a lot to them and to their diligence in preserving important papers for the community of linguists and scholars worldwide.This is set in the mid 1800's and attitudes about women and what they may and may not do, or accomplish come through loud and clear. For these 2 sisters, their solitary lives as children and their companionship that lasted a lifetime contributed to some amazing decisions in their lives. An excellent biography!

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