Criticism of the Origins of the Bible

Criticism of the Origins of the Bible

 

 >>>The Ancient Syriacs, (Pshitand PshitO) derived from the Jewish Old Testament Manuscripts (Tanack), and New Testament writings, were written between AD 100 and AD 300. 

The 'O' document (Western) is the basis of all Western Bibles, after translation into various languages starting with Greek. The 'A' document is the 'Eastern', and still used in Armenia and elsewhere.

There are very few Ancient language Scholars who are able to translate the Syriacs using Ancient Aramaic.

However, one, Victor Alexander of the USA, can and is translating the whole Bible, using Ancient Aramaic.  He has completed the NT; and is currently working on the OT.  His finding in John 17:14 "I gave them Your Trinity", confirms his findings in older Pictograph forms!

Its interesting to note that when Martin Luther started to expose the corruptions of the RCC, and the Protestant Movement gathered momentum, that the Protestant translations left the Roman Catholic Bible of Jerome behind, and adopted the Jewish OT almost verbatim, but in different order, in the later translations.  The Companion Bible in particular is of great value, as the Old Testament (Tanack) is edited by a renowned Hebrew Scholar: Dr. David Ginsburg:

John Wycliffe was the first to translate the Vulgate of Jerome into English in the AD 1380s, much to the anger of the Pope.  Others followed such as Miles Coverdale, who produced the first complete printed edition of the whole Bible in AD 1535.

What this means is that the translations leading to the AD 1611 KJV are in the main to be trusted, as the corruptions of Constantine and Helena, and all those that followed in the Bulls and Councils are to a large extent nullified.

The fact of the current translation of the 'PshittA' using the Ancient form of the Aramaic, and its corroboration to a large extent of Protestant translations, is a boon and joy to serious Bible students, when one considers the age of the 'A', and the fact of its derivative and recension, and it being prior to AD 320 (the formation of "The Holy Roman Empire").

More can be gleaned from:

Ancient Aramaic Manuscripts, Pshitta O and A:    (Separate study) 

The Trinity in the Old Testament;   (By Victor Alexander, Ancient languages Scholar). 

 

 

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