69 million page views

Tovey: The Peshitta

Reader comment on item: How Fares Western Civ?
in response to reader comment: Rendering Salvation Messages in Coloquial Terms

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 29, 2020 at 15:25

You wrote:

>How does the Peshitta render this to the followers of the Savior at that time?

The Peshitta (OT and NT) are amazing texts and even in the middle of the Greek text of the NT you can hear the Christ saying: ܛܠܝܬܐ ܩܘܡܝ or Young girl stand/rise (resurrect)


More? The influence of Syriac/Aramaic even on the language of the Qur'an is really significant and names of persons and prophets in the Qur'an are loan words from Syriac/Aramaic and not Hebrew.

Example? Pharaoh. In The Hebrew texts the word Pharaoh is from the Egyptian form of the word and in Egyptian language the word is Per aa or the Big House. In Aramaic/Syriac it is ܦܪܥܘܢ or Pra'on. And in Arabic it is فرعون or Fara'on (notice that Syriac P becomes F in Arabic)

More? Check the Title of Chapter 25 of the Qur'an or Surat al-Furqan. However, the Muslim mufasereen had no clue what is the meaning of the word الفرقان or The Furqan. Now you know that Syriac P becomes Arabic F so if we read this word in its Syriac form it becomes Purqana (the a at the end is the definite article) or ܦܘܪܩܢܐ et voila we have the meaning of the word and the Muslim mufasereen were a bunch of ignorant liars!

The Aramaic/Syriac language is an amazing language


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)