|Message||Hello Mr. Lancaster|
I am Greek and a practicing Greek Orthodox Christian and although I've really only been exposed to the Greek version of the Bible I like to have an open mind about the importance of the Aramaic language to the early Christian community and the Bible. I do believe that at least most of the new testament was first penned and preserved in Aramaic and that since the near east at that time was within the hellenistic world, Greek was the first language after Aramaic that the bible was translated into. It's too bad Aramaic didn't remain as a liturgical language at least for the Eastern Orthodox Church.
As a Greek even I admit that there are many odd contradictions to the Greek text of the NT. Mr. Lancaster's great Book sheds real light on the Aramaic language of the NT and our Aramaic speaking brethren of the Near East.
GOOD LUCK with your book
Shlama and geia sou
|Message||I have downloaded and read your book about Aramaic primacy. That is really an eye opener. Thank you for your kindness and encouragement.|
Your book is really a blessing to me that gives a lot of solid evidences and valid reasoning about the originality of the Peshitta/Peshitto Aramaic New Testament. I believe this movement is part of God's restitutions of all things as prophesized in the scriptures. Praise the Lord!
|Message||Your book answered several questions that I had, and increased my knowledge about the Scriptures. I had an intuition that the NT was originally not written in Greek, but I didn't have the proof. Now I have!!!|
I liked when I read MarYah Yeshua, which I think makes clear that Yeshua is MarYah, the MarYah has many manifestations, and Yeshua is the human manifestation, which is against the trinity.
Thanks. God Bless You.
|Message||Dear Mr. Lancaster,|
I just finished reading your well documented book, Was the N.T. Really Written in Greek. I must say, you presented your argument in a form that anyone who uses rational logic could only agree. I think your heart is in the right place when you offered your book free on the web, but for a scholar, it does not give the advantage of having it in book form. Have you considered having it published for the benefit of those who would like to have it in book form?
I am just starting to explore the Peshitta in an endeavor for further evidence to help clarify what I can already prove with the Greek. The problem I am trying to avoid is not to make my explanation too complicated for the general reader. As you know, to fully make a case you not only have to prove your point using logical facts, you also have to disprove all arguments to the contrary the same way. Like you, I tend to be a perfectionist & leave no stone unturned.
Other than the fact you offered your book free to any one interested in studying it & the rational way you put forth your argument, the thing that impressed me most was, you said you changed your belief to suit the Bible & not the bible to suit your belief. Other than myself, I never ran across another student of Christ's teachings with that form of mind.
Wayne A. Sharp
|Message||One important contextual point in support of Aramaic primacy, not mentioned anywhere in your book, is the fact that under Alexander the Great, the Greeks attempted or even succeeded in placing a statue of their Greek god, Zeus in the temple at Jerusalem. Daniel prohesied this abomination. Now, in context, would Paul, formerly Saul, a Pharisee of the Hebrew faith be super keen on a folk(Greeks) that either tried to or succeeded in violating the Holiest place in Judaism? Would he have the greatest and utmost respect for his enemy to be speaking and writing fluently in Greek, all the while, rejecting his Hebrew upbringing? I think perhaps not! Aramaic Primacy makes absolute sense, Greek primacy seems irrational. Let's not forget that Paul made a veiled tongue-in-cheek reference to the Greek practice of holding orgies after constructing gods, alters and idols in Athens. To the Unknown God, or the God the Greeks never knew. He noted all the idols and gods in Athens, meaning the Greeks could care less about them, but they were sexoholics and loved their orgies, more than their gods, so they made them as an excuse to hold orgies, just as some folks make excuses about hard work, just to go and get drunk today.|
Paul clearly did not think much of the Greeks, why would he choose to speak Greek over Aramaic?
|Message||Habar Hebrew across the river or divide|
From this comes the word Khyber as in Khyber Pass where Apostle Bartholomew preached the Gospel
of Yeshua to one lost tribe at the Hebrew or Khyber pass along the Silk Road to India.
Context, Context, Context, that will bring the Peshitta into proper English Translation, (And French and German and Spanish) for the Western World. The Gospel, apparently has NEVER been preached in the West, according to your book. A gospel with translation errors is no gospel at all. I look forward to a True Gospel from Lord God Yeshua.
|Message||Greetings Mr. Lancaster,|
One word for your book - FANTASTIC. Thank you so much. I have been looking for just such a thing to share with my Greek primacist/KJV teacher-friends.
Thank you again for your wonderful work,
|Message||Thanx for all youre dedication in the work for God and his people.|
I downloaded your book. Today i went to PalTalk and i had the pleasure of meeting yor Father who spoke about you and referred me to the website. What can i say? Congratulations for your work and research on the Aramaic origins of the Scriptures.
|Message||I am looking into your book, and think this book is of ELoHeeM. I do find your book interesting, and generally a book that shows secrets from God. |
The Book that is free I have gone through most up until Page 24, and I will continue. I think The Book is awesome. I never had a chance to go through a book like this, this is great. Now I must learn Aramaic. I thought Aramaic would look more like The Old Testament Hebrew, the Aramaic seems to be different, which you say is Aramaic, I do not know enough about this language I need to learn. Some, and/or many of the thing I have read so far, I have thought in my mind, that both are true meanings, but this just confirms what I thought, even though things in literal Greek did not necessarily mean some meanings, I have thought of some different meanings which I have thought were also correct, and what you say shows I was hearing from God. I will have many comments, and questions.
Grace, mercy, and peace to you Amen In YeHushua Meshiach our Yahweh, and Eloheem.
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