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How Aramaic Unlocks Acts 11:27-30
By
James Scott Trimm



The books known as the “New Testament” were originally written in Hebrew ans Aramaic and were later translated into Greek, Latin and other European languages.  We are, for the first time, making the original Hebrew and Aramaic source texts of the books of the Ketuvim Netzarim (the so-called “New Testament”) available online in interlinear format, keyed to Strong’s word numbers.  The purpose of the Hebrew/Aramaic New Testament Online Interlinear Project is to make this material easy for everyone to use, not only with Strong’s Concordance, but with many other books that are also keyed to these same word numbers.  

There are some passages in the NT which do not make sense at all in Greek, but only begin to make sense when we look at them in Hebrew and Aramaic.

And in these days prophets came from Jerusalem
to Antioch. Then one of them, named Agabus,
stood up and showed by the Spirit that there was going
to be a great famine throughout all THE WORLD,
which also happened in the days of Claudius Caesar.
Then the talmidim, each according to his ability,
determined to send relief to the brothers dwelling
IN JUDEA. This they also did, and sent it to the
elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

(Acts 11:27-30)


Now this doesn’t make sense at all. Why would those in Antioch send relief to those dwelling IN JUDEA, if this famine was to strike all THE WORLD. They would be facing famine themselves.  The solution lies in the fact that the word for “WORLD” in the Aramaic manuscripts is ארע (Strong’s #772), the Aramaic form of the Hebrew word ארץ (Strong’s 776). This word can mean “world” (as in Proverbs. 19:4), “earth” (as in Dan. 2:35), or “land” (as in Dan. 9:15), and is often used as a euphemism for “The Land of Israel” (as in Dan. 9:6). Certainly the word here is not meant to mean “world,” but “Land of Israel.”

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