What Is The Syriac Peshitta New Testament
The name Peshitta is derived from the Syriac ܡܦܩܬܐ ܦܫܝܛܬܐ (mappaqtâ pšîṭtâ), literally meaning ‘straight’, ‘common’ (that is, for all people), or ‘simple version.’ Syriac is a dialect of Eastern Aramaic. It is written in the Syriac alphabet, and is transliterated into the Roman alphabet in a number of ways: Peshitta, Peshittâ, Pshitta, Pšittâ, Pshitto, Fshitto. All of these are acceptable, but ‘Peshitta’ is the accepted spelling in modern English.
- Aramaic New Testament
- Peshitta Forum
- Peshitta – Bible Encyclopedia’s definition.