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Name: Basil Antonatos
Date: 2005-02-04
Message: Hello Mr. Lancaster

Great job!!

I am Greek and a practicing Greek Orthodox Christian and although I've really only been exposed to the Greek version of the Bible I like to have an open mind about the importance of the Aramaic language to the early Christian community and the Bible. I do believe that at least most of the new testament was first penned and preserved in Aramaic and that since the near east at that time was within the hellenistic world, Greek was the first language after Aramaic that the bible was translated into. It's too bad Aramaic didn't remain as a liturgical language at least for the Eastern Orthodox Church.

As a Greek even I admit that there are many odd contradictions to the Greek text of the NT. Mr. Lancaster's great Book sheds real light on the Aramaic language of the NT and our Aramaic speaking brethren of the Near East.

GOOD LUCK with your book

Shlama and geia sou



How awesome is that!??!?!?! <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/happy.gif" alt="Big Grin" title="Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin --> <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/poketoungeb.gif" alt="Tongue" title="Poke Tounge" /><!-- sTongue --> <!-- s:bigups: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bigups.gif" alt=":bigups:" title="Big Ups" /><!-- s:bigups: -->
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Shlama akhi Chris,

That is super! <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> I also recall meeting a woman from Lebanon quite some time ago (at a Home Depot in Clarksville,Tennessee if I remember correctly) and she said there was some sort of Greek Orthodox priest or archimandrite on the Trinity Broadcasting Network who believed that the original language of the New Testament was Aramaic. <!-- s:bigups: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/bigups.gif" alt=":bigups:" title="Big Ups" /><!-- s:bigups: -->

Shlama w'Burkate, Larry Kelsey