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Peshitta-Peshitto variants
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konway87 Wrote:Church of the East preserved Peshitta beautifully.

Akhi, preservation of an original text is very easy to do. The CoE doesn't really deserve any credit here. It's really mindless work, all you're doing is copying letter-for-letter. The most difficult part would be staying interested and being careful enough to not allow for scribal mistakes, like spelling errors, to creep in. But it really is a trivial matter. The copies are going to turn out pretty much identical with the originals, even through several iterations.

Translations, on the other hand. Translations are a different beast altogether. Even today, I'll go back and regret the way I worded something in the Interlinear, or see a mistake that I made. I can't tell you how many times that has happened. I could go back a thousand times and still find a good reason to revise it. We can see this in action with the multiple revisions that are made to versions that we know to be translations, such as the NIV or King James.

Now imagine the state that the Greek texts are in. At some point, prior to their becoming an official version (which stabilised things somewhat), the textual history is in complete disarray. You can hardly find two manuscripts that read the same way. Why? Well, they're translations. They naturally went through an evolution with certain readings being corrected, others being introduced later, etc.

The very state of the textual history will testify to whether a document was originally penned in that language. The Aramaic is relatively stable (especially the eastern copies), whereas the Greek is wildly divergent. One acts the part of an original, the other a translation. It's rather easy to tell and recognize.

Now, if the Greek textual tradition was relatively stable while the Aramaic copies varied wildly, well then I would be a Greek Primacist. It would be obvious which is the original and which the translation.

The forensics speak volumes...textual CSI.

+Shamasha
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Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by ograabe - 12-22-2010, 06:32 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Burning one - 12-24-2010, 03:32 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 12-25-2010, 03:52 AM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-14-2011, 10:50 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-15-2011, 04:40 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Paul Younan - 03-15-2011, 05:30 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-15-2011, 06:45 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-21-2011, 10:36 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Paul Younan - 03-22-2011, 12:16 AM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Paul Younan - 03-22-2011, 12:35 AM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-22-2011, 12:50 AM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 03-22-2011, 04:38 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-22-2011, 05:22 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Paul Younan - 03-22-2011, 05:37 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-22-2011, 05:50 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-22-2011, 08:06 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Paul Younan - 03-22-2011, 09:43 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 03-23-2011, 02:48 AM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by The Texas RAT - 01-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Thirdwoe - 01-19-2012, 02:18 AM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by rungold315 - 01-29-2012, 02:59 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by The Texas RAT - 08-18-2012, 11:20 AM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by konway87 - 08-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Re: Peshitta-Peshitto variants - by Thirdwoe - 08-27-2012, 10:55 PM

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