Gospel of John: Aramaic & English Text with Hebrew Key Word Equivalencies
Cook School of Intercultural Studies
The Hebraic Keys to the New Testament Series presents the Hebrew Names Version (HNV) of the World English Bible (a modern-language update of the highly literal American Standard Version) in parallel with the British & Foreign Bible Society's critical edition of the most ancient Semitic-language version of the complete New Testament to survive to the present day, the Aramaic Peshitta (converted here to the Ashuri square script familiar to readers of Hebrew). For each verse, Biblical Hebrew equivalents are provided for multiple keywords of the Greek Textus Receptus underlying the English translation, allowing readers to consider the Peshitta scribes' renderings of the expressions of the Greek Testament into Aramaic side-by-side with the words and phrases of the Hebrew Scriptures (i.e., the Christian "Old Testament") that the earlier scribes of the Septuagint (LXX) glossed using these very same Greek words. With two helpful lexicons and a classic commentary by John Lightfoot based on rabbinic and other traditional Jewish sources, little to no prior familiarity with Hebrew or Aramaic is required; basic Hebrew letter recognition and awareness of alphabet order (skills which can be acquired in a single afternoon) will enable hours of fruitful textual study.
Gospel of John; Hebrew;
Pittle, Kevin D. (2021). Gospel of John: Aramaic & English Text with Hebrew Key Word Equivalencies. Renaissance Publishers.