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also known as: Syriack
the language of ancient Syria, a dialect of Aramaic
In the New Testament there are several Syriac/Aramaic-based words, such as…
A Syriac version of the Old Testament, containing all the canonical books, along with some Apocryphal books (called the Peshitto, i.e., simple translation, and not a paraphrase), was made early in the 2nd century, and is therefore the first Christian translation of the Old Testament. It was made directly from the original, and not from the Septuagint Version.
The New Testament was also translated from Greek into Syriac about the same time. It is noticeable that this version does not contain the Second and Third Epistles of John, 2 Peter, Jude, and the Apocalypse. These were, however, translated subsequently and placed in the version.
The King James Bible refers 3 times to “Syriac” or “Syrian language.” This is more correctly translated “Aramaic,” as it appears in the New King James Bible and New American Standard Bible
Article Version: August 10, 2017