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What are the implications of the recent finding in Vatican Library in relation to Matt 12:1?

Matthew 12:1 was in the news recently after the discovery of a hidden and over- written ancient manuscript in Syriac in the Vatican Library. The finding is important in the sense that the text ...
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In which verses, if any, is the word ܨܘܘܬܐ used in the Syriac Peshitta Bible? [closed]

Also, does this word have a different meaning in Syriac when compared to other dialects of Aramaic?
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Mt. 22:39: "like" or "equal"?

7:33 ff. of this sermion says that an alternative translation of Mt. 22:39 is: "the second [commandment] is equal (not "like") to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." ...
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Κηφάς (Greek proper name) < κεϕαλή (head) < πέτρος (rock)?

Are Κηφάς (a Greek proper name < Aramaic כיפא‎, kēp̄ā, "rock"), κεϕαλή (head), and πέτρος (rock) etymologically related? Jn. 1:42: "Thou shalt be called Cephas (Κηφάς), which is ...
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Date of appearance of the New Testament in Syriac (Peshitta)

I was reading a book [pdf] that defends the translation Reina-Valera 1960 and the Textus Receptus (its base text for the New Testament). One argument says that the version Peshitta used as base text ...
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What are the earliest dated Syriac manuscripts of the Bible?

What is the dating of the earliest Syriac manuscript of the Hebrew Tanakh (Old Testament)? What is the dating of the earliest Syriac manuscript of the New Testament? Who is in current possession of ...
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