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A Lost Aramaic Original
Shlama Akhay,

I've been comparing the Greek texts (or rather editions based on different Greek texts) of Revelation 14:6 with the Peshitto.

I'll try to copy and paste the Interlinear GNT from the Online Bible Millenium Edition 1.13.

kai {AND} eidon {I SAW} allon {ANOTHER} aggelon {ANGEL} petwmenon {FLYING} en {IN} mesouranjmati {MID-HEAVEN,} econta {HAVING [THE]} euaggelion {GLAD TIDINGS} aiwnion {EVERLASTING} euaggelisai {TO ANNOUNCE [TO]} touv {THOSE WHO} katoikountav {DWELL} epi {ON} tjv {THE} gjv {EARTH,} kai {AND} pan {EVERY} eqnov {NATION} kai {AND} fuljn {TRIBE} kai {AND} glwssan {TONGUE} kai {AND} laon {PEOPLE,}

Stephens 1550 / Scrivener 1894 Textus Receptus have katoikountav. e-Sword now has the Robinson-Pierpont Byzantine GNT w/Strong's numbers and grammatical tags. The R-B Byz. GNT has kaqjmenouv which James Strong renders "to sit down; figuratively to remain, reside."

The Peshitto has [font=Estrangelo (V1.1)]Ybty[/font] whose root is [font=Estrangelo (V1.1)]bty[/font]. My point is that Zorba must have had a word on the page that could mean 'dwell' or 'sit.' The word used in the Textus Receptus and the word used in the R-B Byz. Text are way too different to be a mere copyist error! As it turns out, this Aramaic root can mean 'sit' or 'dwell.' Check out the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon!

ytb N ytb)

1 Syr seat
2 Syr dwelling
3 Syr inhabited country
4 Syr inhabitants

ytb#2 N ytb)
1 Syr inhabitant

ytb#3 N ytb)
1 passim inhabitant
NB: #1 and #2 are different mishqalim,
this is participle.

I realize that the Peshitto is a translation of the Greek here, but a lost Aramaic original that contains the root 'ytb' certainly becomes a plausible theory here, no? <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

Shlama w'Burkate, Larry Kelsey

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A Lost Aramaic Original - by Larry Kelsey - 06-21-2004, 02:21 AM
Re: - by Larry Kelsey - 06-21-2004, 04:49 PM
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