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Paul Younan Wrote:Khati Shushan,

Physics and biology aside - what do you think about the evidence presented here so far on Aramaic Primacy? Do you think we've presented a compelling case that the Greek versions were translated from the Aramaic original your ancestors helped to preserve in the Peshitta?

We can talk religion, and how the Peshitta clarifies certain things, on a different post. But I'm more interested in your opinion on our evidence presented here.

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I think the evidence is way strong enough, but the key may be teaching younger minds. People who have invested time and money on greek primacy and studying NT greek are probably understandably reluctant to consider they might be on the wrong track.
Young minds who are not already committed to greek promacy have nothing to lose by considering the Aramaic might be primary.

I was in a large bookshop today and there of course was "The da vinci code" and probably ten (!!) books seeking to refute it.
If it can be demonstrated that the Persian Church was independent theologically politically, liturgically and geographically during the early centuries of Christianity then this is probably the cleanest arguyment against books like the da vinci code (which has been on the best seller list for months).
But people just are not aware. In fact most people are completely unaware there even is a peshitta.

Proabably IMHO the best thing on this site is this link.

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I direct people to it all the time.
If interest in Aramaic primacy ever really takes off I suspect you will be just too busy to do everything.
Perhaps it might be worth considering putting together a few more links like the one above dealing with key points, so people can be easily educate themselves. I think people are more open to being linked to a short article than wading through a discussion on a forum perhaps.
That is why I have been asking a few more questions lately. I am going at some time soon to put together something for another forum on the state of play WRT scholars opnions on the peshitta.
I commented on an article at some time ago and contacted the author. He even made a change to the online article (only a slight one) but IIRC he even asked if I would like to put something together (as long a s i had some refernces), which I may do in the future.

Any way these are just my thoughts, wishing you and your family all the best.
Akhi Michael

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Shusshhh - by Paul Younan - 10-01-2004, 02:58 PM
Re: Shusshhh - by oozeaddai - 10-01-2004, 04:58 PM
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