The Chaplain to the United States Senate referred to the most ancient Aramaic New Testament
texts as the:
"NT Time Bomb"
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See excerpts below from the New York Times, the Washington Post
and Times Herald.
This news article appeared in the New York Times on March 26,
1955 reporting on the oldest known New Testament Bible
written in the language "used by Christ". The article
noted how it was taken to the White House where President
Eisenhower viewed it. The Bible was said to be insured
for "an hour and a half" in the amount of
$1,500,000 US dollars.
The President of the USA commented on "the beautiful state
of preservation" of the doeskin and the "still fresh"
appearance of the red ink made by the scribe who penned it.
Codex simply means that it is a bound New Testament Bible as
opposed to a scroll format, it was transported by a heavily
guarded motorcade to the steps of the Library of Congress
for a handing-over ceremony.
The Acting Librarian of Congress was a Mr. Verner Clapp who
signed a receipt to take possession of the codex.
Douglas L. Hatch who was the attorney for the Aramaic Bible
Foundation said that it was "being loaned with no
expectation of ever taking it back."
Mr. Hatch explained that the Aramaic Bible Foundation had
contracted to purchase the codex from the owner and they
were then in the process of raising money to make the
payment. They also intended to make copies available
to educational institutions and make a translation for
printing and distribution.
A group of scholars had examined the codex on behalf of the
Library of Congress and verified that it was authentic.
They stated that the text was the "standardized (Peshitta)
form of the Aramaic-Syriac version of the New Testament.
The experts were convinced that a translation would clarify
some New Testament expressions. Mr. Hatch pointed out
an example how the Aramaic clarifies things by offering the
example that the word "camel" and "rope" were "similar
in the language used at the time of Christ."
He noted that the figure of speech Y'shua (Jesus) used in
reference to the rich man's challenge to enter into heaven
would have better been translated, "It is easier for a rope
to go through the eye of a needle." Obviously it makes
no sense to speak of a camel going through the eye of a
The Yonan Codex was believed to have been stored for
centuries in a church in Urmia which is an Aramaic community
located in Northwest Iran but was uprooted by the Kurds in
It is believed that the Yonan family took the ancient New
Testament codex and fled with it to Iraq, then they brought
it from there to the United States of America.
When the Khabouris Codex was first revealed to America in
April 1955 it was referred to as "the NT Time Bomb1" in a
for VERY good reason.
Frederick Brown Harris Chaplain to the US Senate wrote:
"More profound in its final significance than the
test of any instrument of deadly destruction on the Nevada
desert was a recent April scene in the Capitol of the
Nation... It is a record to make the heart leap with
excitement. Somehow, it is like hearing the One
whose birth broke the ages in two, talking to our modern age
without a language barrier between. Here is not a
translation of the words, but the words themselves of that
One who under the blue sky of Israel2
declared: My words shall not pass away. They are
spirit and they are life... What treasures will be found as
the very language of Jesus is studied can only be imagined."
Book Is Written in Language Spoken by Christ
By Paul Sampson Staff Reporter
The Washington Post and Times Herald Mar 26, 1955
"...has been carefully preserved... originated in the
ancient Assyrian Empire...was brought into this country when
many members of the family came to this country after being
driven from Assyria by World War 1..."
Bus Bearing Aged Bible to Start 48-State Visit
The Washington Post and Times Herald Nov 29, 1955
"A bus that will carry the oldest known Aramaic New
Testament on a nation-wide tour was christened "The Spirit
of Galilee" yesterday on the Capitol Plaza... The ancient
manuscript, hand-written in Aramaic-the language spoken by
Jesus Christ-has been called the most priceless document in
The American people began to discover
that the original New Testament Bible was written in
something happened that stopped the growing interest in the
Regardless of the religious politics that blocked
dialogue and tried to discredit the ancient Aramaic New
Testament, it has survived
and now begins to flourish!
The Aramaic English New Testament (AENT) Bible by Andrew
Gabriel Roth is a study edition with 1104 pages, nearly 1700
and 350 pages of appendixes.
After you've read this Bible and compared
it to the others, you will understand
why it was not well received by the Greek
based religious status quo.
The AENT is a life changing experience for many
Christians, Jews and non-religious people. Anyone
interested in the original teachings of Y'shua Mashiyach
(Jesus Christ) will find the Aramaic English New Testament
to be a precious resource. It answers so many
Andrew Gabriel Roth is one of the worlds foremost Aramaic
scholars who by the watchful eye of countless Bible students
and scholars has carefully translated and explained
difficult elements of both Hebrew and Aramaic language for
Hidden poetry (1900 years old) within the New
Testament is now accessible to all English readers, all in
one New Testament Bible that took
over a decade to complete!
Read it and judge for yourself.
You'll be glad you did.
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from: The Khaboris Manuscript; Enlightenment From
The Aramaic, The Yonan Codex Foundation Inc.,
Chaplain's quote referred to Israel
Khabouris Manuscript is a copy of a second century
New Testament, which was written in approximately
165 AD (internally documented as 100 years after the
great persecution of the Christians by Nero, in 65
dating has found this copy of the New Testament to
be approximately 1,000 years old.Given its origins, this would make it a copy
of the oldest known New Testament manuscript."
Unpublished writings of Abbott Gerrit Crawford, PhD,
MSJ, Western-Rite Syrian Orthodox Church in America
2) Fr. Michael Ryce, N.D., D.C.P.