It is like being able to view and hear "Passion of the Christ" without needing subtitles.
Saint Louis MO (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
The Aramaic language in Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ created a quite a stir. Movie goers needed subtitles to understand the dialogue of the familiar story. Since Jesus spoke in Aramaic, why not "tune in" to his original language with Aramaic ears?
ARTB Publishing, a limited liability corporation based in St. Louis Missouri, announces the release of a brand new version of the New Testament based upon Aramaic manuscripts. The Ancient Roots Translinear Bible (ARTB) New Testament, authored by A. Frances Werner, is now available in hardcopy and e-book form at Amazon.com.
"Ninety-nine percent of bibles published in America are based upon Greek manuscripts. Aramaic is different than Greek. Studying this New Testament based on Aramaic can give readers a different perspective to hear and understand the Word of God in a new way," says ARTB Publishing spokesperson Margaret Williams. ARTB Publishing has taken over publishing of the Ancient Roots Series, which was first published by Waymaker Publishers in 2006, and is committed to the complete publication of the entire bible in a study edition with Strong's numbers and the introduction of a new product category, a bible thesaurus.
Ms. Werner, a former scientist and translator of the New Testament, has mounted a ten year effort producing the Ancient Roots series. She is intent upon restoring all of the missing vocabulary from the ancient manuscripts. Ms. Werner is quick to point out, “This does not suggest that readers abandon bibles based upon Greek manuscripts. Rather, the Ancient Roots New Testament can help readers "tune in" and understand the full flavor of the language that Jesus himself spoke. It is like being able to view and hear "Passion of the Christ" without needing subtitles."
The brand new Ancient Roots Translinear Bible (ARTB) New Testament (ISBN 978-0-9789763-2-3) is now available in paperback for $12.95 at Amazon.com and is also available as a Kindle e-book (ISBN 978-0-9789763-3-0) for $9.99. There are also special deals for 3-packs for last minute gift giving.
Ms. Werner documented the missing English vocabulary, usually greater than 25%, in 20 versions of the Old Testament in her earlier book, Truth in Translation: Surprising Bias in the Old Testament (ISBN 978-0-9789763-1-6, ARTB Publishing, 2007). The Ancient Roots Translinear Bible (ARTB) Old Testament (ISBN 0-9762087-6-8, Waymaker Publishers) was published in 2006. Comparisons of major bible translations are available at the website, AncientRoots.com, as well as a place to open an account to receive the author's bible blog.
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