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  •  The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dag Hammadi (0+ / 0-)

    library are both written in Aramaic, predating the Greek translations.

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    by FarWestGirl on Sun May 13, 2012 at 07:01:07 PM PDT

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    •  is that the same as the Nag Hammadi library? (0+ / 0-)

      I read that those texts were written in Coptic. Also, AFAIK, the Dead Sea scrolls didn't include the gospels, except for possibly a small fragment.

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      by AaronInSanDiego on Sun May 13, 2012 at 11:41:28 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, sorry, didn't Google for spelling. The (0+ / 0-)

        Essene Gospels of Peace were taken from the Dead Sea Scrolls, most of which were in Aramaic, some in paleo-Hebrew and a few in Greek. The scrolls are a mixture of Old Testament and assorted writings. Before they were catalogued and released online, there was very little translated, very few people were allowed access. The Nag Hammadi library is apparently considered a Coptic translation of older Greek writings.

        Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. The Druid

        by FarWestGirl on Tue May 15, 2012 at 01:47:13 PM PDT

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