Manuscripts in St. Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai
Articles and Essays
The Microfilming Projects at Mount Sinai and Jerusalem
Under the shadow of Gebel Musa in Sinai, which rises to the height of 7,500 feet above sea level, is the ancient Monastery of St. Catherine. This Greek Orthodox retreat nestles in the sandy wadi in grand isolation from the world, within the security of high, strong walls erected for its protection against Moslem attacks in former centuries. Since the triumphant days of the...
Glossary of Genres
The definitions given here are intended to give novices a quick idea of the works in question, not to be the final reference source on the topic. As such, they are of course very brief and oversimplified. Scholars are encouraged to peruse the Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium for more fleshed-out explanations. Most of the definitions listed here are adapted from the Oxford Dictionary of...
Abbreviations for the Microfilm Digitization Project
The checklists composed to accompany the microfilm collections of manuscripts from the Monastery of St. Catherine on Mt. Sinai, the Greek and Armenian Patriarchates of Jerusalem, and the monasteries of Mt. Athos contain the following taken from the checklists