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Peshitta/o Old Testament
I have recently acquired a copy of "The Syriac Bible" which is the Peshitta written in the Serto Script with a foreword from the "Syrian Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East". I am eager to begin my personal studies seeing as I bought it mainly for the OT, as this site already has an interlinear Peshitta NT. The OT also contains the"Apocrypha" [by which I mean the additional books left out of the Protestant and Judaic canons].

However I do want to know the exact origin of the "Syriac" or "Aramaic" Tanakh. I have researched this on the web, and most explanations say this comes from a "variety of different sources" which is vague at best. A friend of mine told me that the "Syriac OT" is a translation of an earlier 'Hebrew' OT that was older than the Masoretic Text but is now non-existent. As I am personally not keen at all on the Masoretic Text, not least because of its late dating and its use of 'God' in the plural way too often. Hence I am attracted to the Peshitta/Peshitto OT. The one I have bought is unvowelled in Serto. But any views on this OT version's origin would be appreciated because the Web has little detailed info on it <!-- s:lookround: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/lookround.gif" alt=":lookround:" title="Look Round" /><!-- s:lookround: -->
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Peshitta/o Old Testament - by Gentile - 09-26-2003, 12:20 PM
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[No subject] - by Craig - 10-08-2003, 09:31 AM
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