Post by Brother Ben on Mar 17, 2010 11:23:34 GMT -5
The Aramaic is also called the Peshitta or Peshitto which is an ancient Syriac translation. It was produced around 150 A.D.
Aramaic developed by the inhabitants of the ancient land of Aram, it was the trade language of a particular region at the time of Jesus Christ. Aramaic was the language spoken by the Jews when they were taken into Babylonian captivity.
Though the Peshitto is viewed as "one" of the texts included in Erasmus' Majority Text from which we get our Textus Receptus, it in and of itself would have some discrepancies.
Here is an example of a part of the Gospel of John in Aramaic
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther
I have a copy of the Peshitta or Peshitto. The Aramaic Bible Translation. About 15 years ago someone gave me a copy. Suprisingly it was printed by the Southern Baptist Publishing company. Of course the Southern Baptists are really getting bad. They will have to pay for their sins that is for sure.