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Does Crawford MS contain original aramaic Revelation?
Stephen Silver Wrote:Shlama Khulkon:
The Crawford Codex is an inferior copy of the original Peshitta. Large portions reflect the Peshitta verbatim, but there are variants. The Crawford Codex has not been transcribed yet. The original is at John Rylands University Library .
The Original Peshitta text does not include the Western -5 (II Peter, II John, III John, Jude and Revelation). In my personal opinion the Crawford Codex is not an inspired copy of the Peshitta text The Mingana is in my opinion, as close to the original Peshitta text as you can find today. The Khabouris Codex is also very close to the original text. Again, this is my opinion based on study and comparison of all of the texts in question, not in whole but many samplings from each.

Stephen Silver
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Shlamu ba-shlama,
Stephen, would you not agree that the Crawford codex is better than the Harklean codex which is purely a translation of the Greek?

I found that G.D. Bauscher found many renderings in Revelation to be superior and explaining the Greek, not the other way around.

For instance; The Crawford Revelation says that 'the inner court' has been given to the nations.
The Greek has 'outer court'. That is a useless message since the outer court already was accessable to 'nations'.

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Re: Does Crawford MS contain original aramaic Revelation? - by distazo - 12-08-2010, 08:58 AM

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