Ashurit is the language that was spoken in Nineveh, last capital of the Ashurai people in Mesopotamia, or Bet Nahrein. There are many Aramaic dialects of this language that have survived to this day, for example, the Syriac, Chaldean, Coptic, Ethiopian, Byzantine, and so on. However, Ashurit is the earliest form of the language. It may be generally referred to as the Ancient Aramaic or Leeshana Ateeqa, as it is commonly called by the remnants of the Ancient Church of the East.
The Scriptures were recorded in this language and they were preserved in this language without any changes. These Scriptures have survived and are now entirely outside their place of origin; they are all over the world. This translation is the only one in English that has not been conformed to the Greek, Latin, and any other Western translations of the Bible.
July 14, 2014
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