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Rev 1:5 Variant?
Hello again I was reading through Rev 1 and came upon this.

And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and WASHED us from our sins in his own blood,

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and RELEASED us from our sins by His blood

and from Jesus the Messiah, the Witness, the Faithful, the First-born of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth; who hath loved us, and RELEASED us from our sins by his blood;

I noticed the word used for "released" in the Aramaic has this in the Payne Smith Syriac Dictionary:

"c) to loose from sin, absolve from ordinances, give dispensation; to loose from consecration, as oil of chrism, water of Baptism after the service is over."

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If not, where does this variant come from?
Additionally I do understand that the spelling of the two words in the Greek is similar. I was wanting to explore a possible non-scribal error explanation.

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The older Greek texts have the same as The Aramaic Text does. And since the book of Revelation comes from the Greek, it's a Greek variant. As far as we know the Greek book of Revelation was not translated from an original Aramaic book of Revelation...though some would say so, with no proof, or tradition.

The Aramaic word there could be translated disolved i.e. liquified...though it has a wide range of meanings. The other time the same form of the word is used in Revelation, it's translated as "dwell" i.e. lodge Rev 21:3...and can also mean to loosen.

Again, Lamsa shows us that he had the KJV as his base text, which he seems to have revised/edited as he saw fit with readings from the Eastern and Western Aramaic texts. He has "washed" as does the KJV.

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