Sinai has many palimpsests dating from the seventh to the tenth centuries. In these manuscripts, the original writing was erased, and the valuable parchment used a second time. Recent advances in multi-spectral imaging allow us to recover these faint underlying texts, which are written in a range of languages, and proving to be of the greatest interest to scholars. We are coming to understand more about Sinai at a critical time when so little is known from historical sources.
Father Justin is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies.
The event is open to the public.