is it even possible to get a copy of the first original bible written in hebrew and aramaic and NOT mistranslated by paganism?
- Annsan_In_HimLv 712 months agoFavorite Answer
The Torah is the oldest part of the Bible, written in ancient Hebrew and comprising three sections: the Pentateuch, which is sometimes referred to as “The Law” and includes the first five books of the Bible; The Prophets, which includes all the major and minor prophetic writings; and The Writings, which includes Psalms, Proverbs, and a number of other books. The original documents that comprise the Torah—sometimes called the “autographs”—are not in the possession of any organization. The date of beginning writing of the Torah is likely somewhere between 1450 BC and 1400 BC. The last part of the Hebrew scriptures was written about 400 years before Jesus was born.
The Christian Greek scriptures started to be written some years after Jesus’ death and resurrection, and the last of its little books was completed by AD 95 at the latest, but perhaps before AD 70 (as no part of the New Testament mentions the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple in AD 70.) There are no autographs of them.
As for the complete Bible, containing both the Hebrew and the Greek scriptures, two known proto-Bibles still exist. They are dated to about 350 A.D. One is the Codex Amiantinus in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, in Firenze [Italy]. The first Latin Vulgate Bible was apparently published about 405 A.D. which might be the first translation of the entire Bible. (The Hebrew scriptures had been translated into Greek shortly before Jesus was born and this is known as the Septuagint version, the LXX.)
For the New Testament, there are 5,664 Greek manuscripts (some dating as early as 125 AD) and a complete New Testament that dates from 350 AD.
It is not paganism that has corrupted the initial or later manuscripts of the Bible. It is interpretations placed on them by people who believed some pagan ideas that was the problem. But the text of the Bible itself has never been corrupted by paganism as it constantly, uniformly, and consistently condemns paganism.
- A Yahoo UserLv 712 months ago
There is no such thing.
The Bible by definition is a collection of documents
originally authored in THREE different ancient languages (you forgot Koine Greek)
that have all been translated into a single target language.
I don't believe that complete interlinear Bibles (Old and New Testaments) are still available in print
you can get electronic editions.
- 12 months ago
How do you know it was mistranslated if you don't have the first original to compare it to?
- tennLv 712 months ago
No, it's not, because by the time someone decided on which of the various texts to put into one book, the originals were long gone and there were hundreds of manuscripts with thousands of differences among them.
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- VelikovskyLv 712 months ago
"mistranslated by paganism" - hon, the mistranslations were church-authorized deliberate changes to the text.
- Chi girlLv 712 months ago
The New Testament was written in Koine Greek and Aramaic. The Old Testament came from the Septuagint translation of Jewish Scripture to Koine Greek because of the many Greek-speaking Jews.
"Not translated by paganism"?? You're making no sense.Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
- iammclaneLv 712 months ago
No, because first of all most of the New Testament was written in Greek- and second, the original copies of the various chapters (regardless of what language they were written in) have long ago moldered away to next-to-nothing.
The Bible you are familiar with was gradually assembled from those original texts, but only through a complicated process of editing, translating, and copying. That took about 250 years after Jesus' death. Even then it was rare to find it all bound together in one piece. When it was first put all in one binding, that was in Greek, not Hebrew or Aramaic. You won't be able to find any copies of that. That was first translated into Latin in 405 AD. You CAN get your hands on very old examples of close-to-the-original-Latin text.
- Anonymous12 months ago
No. Doesn't exist. FYI there's no evidence whatsoever there was an "Aramaic" Bible. This is a nothing but a pet hypothesis of one particular scholar who is an Aramaic linguist. All the archeological and textual evidence is _against_ it.
- Anonymous12 months ago
I highly doubt it. The Vatican has been sitting on it for years.
- 12 months ago
I’d say, NOT possible.