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Another antiquity proof - Larry Kelsey - 04-12-2004

Shlama Akhay,

Maybe akhan Paul can 'clear the smoke away' if this is obscure to some who read this. I'll bet he's thinkin' "Yeah, akhi Larry, throw the ball in my court again!... I see how ya are!" <!-- s:biggrin: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif" alt=":biggrin:" title="Big Grin" /><!-- s:biggrin: -->

*****{QUOTE FROM WILLIAM NORTON}*****
Mr. Jones says that a similar proof that the Peshito cannot have been made much after A. D. 70, is found in the fact that the Peshito often calls the Gentiles, as the Jews were accustomed to do, profane persons, where the Greek calls them the nations, that is, the Gentiles. The Peshito calls them profane, in Matt. vi. 7; x. 5; xviii. 17; Mark vii. 26; John vii. 35; Acts xviii. 4, 17; 1 Cor. v. 1; x. 20, 27; xii. 2; 1 Pet. iv. 3. The expression is used, therefore, throughout the Peshito. Mr. Jones says, that it shows that the writer was a Jew, for no other person would have called all the world profane; and that after the destruction of the temple, all Hebrew Christians must have seen that other nations were not to be reckoned unclean and profane in the Jewish sense, and that therefore this version must have been made either before or soon after, A. D. 70. (On Canon, Vol. i., pp. 106-110.)
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The specific Aramaic word for 'Gentiles' or 'nations' is 'emma' and for 'godless' or 'profane' or 'heathen' or 'pagan', the word is 'khanpha'. The 'kap' and the 'pe' are both aspirated if i remember correctly. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Shlama w'Burkate, Larry Kelsey