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The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Martin Soskice
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Jan 24, 2010

it was amazing
Read in January, 2010

This history is about twin sisters born in the early part of the 19th century in Scotland whose father believed women should be educated. Both women had an amazing propensity would language--and since they were wealthy--were able to pursue their interests. They traveled all over the Middle and Near East--with their knowledge of Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Syrian, Aramaic (and more)--they were well-equipped to talk to the natives. They discovered manuscripts of incredible value, which, they believed, confirmed their Presbyterian beliefs. But their story is one of two remarkable women who, though bound by certain societal parameters, managed to live remarkable lives.
The book is well-written and hard to put down.

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