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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Mar Athanasius Yeshua Samuel
RLIN number: NXCP87-A165
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Syria; refugee, illness; orphanage and monastery care; St. Mark's monastery and seminary, Jerusalem; exploration of caves near Jericho and Jordan; Egypt; archaeological studies; St. Catherine's monastery at Mount Sinai; Archbishop and Metropolitan of Jerusalem, 1946; Dead Sea scrolls: discovery, problems of interpretation and authentication; United States, 1949: lectures and exhibits, sale of scrolls, 1954; detailed description of scrolls, contents and significance.
Extent: Transcript: 183 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1961 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Samuel, Athanasius Y., 1907-
Speaker date of birth: 1907
Speaker occupation: Archbishop
Age at speaking: 54
Document date: 1961
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Locations discussed: Asia; Dead Sea; Israel-Palestine
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Asia; Clergy; Dead Sea; Israel-Palestine
Topics discussed - Other terms: Archaeology--Law and legislation; Bible--Antiquities; Israel--Antiquities; Orthodox Eastern Church; Samuel, Athanasius Y., 1907-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017547-12990