Aramaic Bible

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  1. KayDee

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    Does anyone know anything about the Aramaic Bible supposedly kept by the Orthodox all these years? I did a search on it and didn't come up with anything very informative. I know someone who seems to be impressed but I don't have enough info to form an opinion. My first impression is not good!!!

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  2. Charles Meadows

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    KayDee,

    Your first impression is likely right! The Aramaic Peshitta dates to about 400 AD or so. There are earlier incomplete Aramaic works like the Diatessaron which may be significantly older. The problem with the "Aramaic bible", particularly the claims made by George Lamsa, is that the oldest complete "bible" dates about 400 years or so AFTER the NT and was written in Syriac, a later Eastern dialect of Aramaic which predominated after the Nestorian split. Thus these may be interesting, but not authoritative!
     
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