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Peshita is the Aramaic (classical Syriac) word for straight — simple, common, or vulgate. The Old Testament of the Peshitta — the standard version for churches in this Syriac tradition — was translated from the Hebrew in the 2nd century AD, and the New Testament of the Peshitta (a revision of the prior Old Syriac tradition) was a circa 4th century translation from the Greek. Originally excluding certain disputed books (2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation), this New Testament had become a standard in the Syriac tradition by the early 5th century. Some hold the belief of Peshitta Primacy — that the Syriac Bible is the original text of the New Testament, possibly composed in first century Mesopotamia.
- The Peshitta – The History of Bible Translation
- History of the Bible. BELIEVE Religious Information Source web-site. 2012. A Christ Walk Church Public Service. (December 6, 2015)
- Learn to Write in Aramaic Script – Nativlang.com