The Syriac version of the New Testament known as the Peshitto is one of the earliest witnesses to the early New Testament text. The Peshitto has been, and still is, the official text of a multitude of Aramaic-speaking Churches: the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Assyrian Church of the East and the Ancient Church of the East, the Syriac Maronite Church, the Chaldean Church, the Syriac Catholic Church, and seven established Churches in India including the Syro-Malankara Church, Syro-Malabar Church, and Mar Thoma Church.
Full Title: The New Testament; Or, The Book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord And Our God, Jesus the Messiah. A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshitto Version .
- Historical introduction and biographical sketch of the translator by Horace L. Hastings
- Includes a bibliographical appendix by Isaac H. Hall
- New foreword on the Syriac New Testament by George A. Kiraz
- Title: The New Testament: A Literal Translation from the Syriac Peshitto Version
- Translator: James Murdock
- Publisher: Gorgias Press
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 507
About James Murdock
James Murdock (1776-1856) was Professor of Learned Languages at the University of Vermont, and Professor of Sacred Rhetoric and Ecclesiastical History at Andover Theological Seminary. Among his authored and translated works are Mosheim’s Institutes of Ecclesiastical History, Mosheim’s Commentaries on the affairs of the Christians before Constantine, and Sketches of Modern Philosophy, especially among the Germans.