Targums and Peshitta

The God Pill

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A thread for discussion relating to either topics. I'm just beginning to research the Peshitta a version of the bible in the Syriac language apparently it's the oldest surviving manuscripts of the old testament after the Septuagint, dead sea scrolls and targums although it excludes several new testament books that erroneously weren't acknowledged by the Christians in that time and region as canon. Is anyone more familiar with it?
 

BARNABY THE DOG.

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A thread for discussion relating to either topics. I'm just beginning to research the Peshitta a version of the bible in the Syriac language apparently it's the oldest surviving manuscripts of the old testament after the Septuagint, dead sea scrolls and targums although it excludes several new testament books that erroneously weren't acknowledged by the Christians in that time and region as canon. Is anyone more familiar with it?
I always thought that Targums were an American brand of chewing gum! You have got me there!
 

BARNABY THE DOG.

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A thread for discussion relating to either topics. I'm just beginning to research the Peshitta a version of the bible in the Syriac language apparently it's the oldest surviving manuscripts of the old testament after the Septuagint, dead sea scrolls and targums although it excludes several new testament books that erroneously weren't acknowledged by the Christians in that time and region as canon. Is anyone more familiar with it?
You know pizza hut serve a rather nice Pershiita and Targum pizza? I ordered one the other day. It was described as the Bread of Heaven.
 

The God Pill

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I read on JW.org an article on it this morning most of it was good at the end it became clear the 2014 article so soon after the 2013 NWT revision was written to support the new editions exclusion of Aristion's interpolations in Mark and John (circa 90-110 ad) as the Peshitta was a translation from older copies of the gospels. later Syriac editions and translations were created in the 6th and 7th century to include the 5 new testament books the original excluded.
 
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