Friday, October 03, 2008

ARAMAIC WATCH - NOT: This from the AP on the new polyglot Bible that is being presented to the Pope:
New Bible includes five translations

The Associated Press
October 2, 2008

Now here's a Bible that only a multilingual pope could truly appreciate.

The Manhattan-based American Bible Society unveiled yesterday a 3,200-page Bible that features translations of the Scriptures into five languages, including Aramaic.

No, I don't think so. The Hebrew and Aramaic (brief Aramaic passages) are the original languages of the Hebrew Bible. The Greek, Latin, and Spanish would be the translations.

Also, the mystery of the Bible's prodigious weight has been solved. Someone seems to have read a period as a comma. The Zenit article now reads:
The 3,220-page deluxe edition was printed by the Brazilian Biblical Society press. It weighs 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds). ...