by S. P. Silver © 2007
THE PESHITTA NEW TESTAMENT
Message from the dukhrana.com webmasterIn 2004 S. P. Silver started a massive undertaking by going thru the Khabouris Codex making a transcription while also carefully restoring portions of the text that had been damanged. His work is now complete, and I am honored to be able to help him share this wonderful and magnificant work with the world by making it freely available here on dukhrana.com. Enjoy!
Introduction by S. P. SilverThe transcribing of the Khabouris Codex began in September 2004, as a comparison with the 1905 Peshitta. In a careful reading of the entire manuscript during the time of transcription, I noted several grammatical differences, and some few synonyms, but there are only a handful of errors in the entire manuscript. All but one have been corrected by another, later scribal hand. I have pointed out one scribal error which the scribes didn't correct.. When I began to notice these differences, using the 1905 Peshitta text as a comparative guide, I devised a COLOUR -CODE to mark and distinguish these differences in a way that would be easy to use by those that would like to delve deeper into the finished work.
The text type Estrangelo, "rounded", is beautifully scribed throughout the entire manuscript. It is represented by the font Estrangelo (V1.1) graciously offered by Paul Younan who is the creator and founder of www.peshitta.org, whose beloved mother tongue is Lashon Aturi (Aramaic). Six pages (three pairs) in the Gospel of Matthew, Pages 013, 014, 039, 040, 053 and 054 are written in the text type, East Adiabene which is represented by the font East Adiabene (V1.1) which has been compiled in the same format as Estrangelo (V1.1).
Parts of the manuscript have been rubbed off, smudged or otherwise illegible. These letters, words and larger areas have been carefully reconstructed using the 1905 Peshitta text in red.
For those familiar with K'tav Ashuri "square script", I have created the font Levistam (V1.1). The format follows that of Estrangelo (V1.1) . Thus all three True Type fonts called (V1.1) are interchangeable with the text of the transcription and all three fonts are included with this transcription.
- S. P. Silver
Complete transcription, includes all 22 books in one file
Individual booksThese PDF files contains the transcription, english translation and images of the original manuscript.
Individual pagesIf you rather just want to download individual pages of the Khabouris Codex transcription, then please click here!
Khabouris Multi-word Lookup ToolAs a supplement for making the Khabouris Codex available here on dukhrana.com I (Lars) have created a small tool called "Khabouris Multi-word Lookup Tool". It lets you lookup any word or sentence in S. P. Silver's Khabouris Codex transcription and get a full grammatical analysis. It's very simple to use, just copy a word or sentence from the Khabouris files and paste it into the lookup tool.
Further informationFor further information and reading about the Khabouris Codex I suggest starting with visiting the Khabouris article at wikipedia.org.
FeedbackWe would love to hear from you, so please don't hesitate to contact any of us with whatever comments or suggestions you might have. Feedback regarding the Khabouris Codex and the Levistam font may be sent directly to S. P. Silver, for other matters please contact Lars J. Lindgren.
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