'Upon this Rock': Matthew 16.18 and the Aramaic Evidence

@article{Finley2006UponTR,
  title={'Upon this Rock': Matthew 16.18 and the Aramaic Evidence},
  author={Thomas Finley},
  journal={Aramaic Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={4},
  pages={133-151}
}
  • T. Finley
  • Published 30 May 2006
  • History
  • Aramaic Studies
In the Greek text of Mt. 16.18 Peter's name is Πέτρος, while the 'rock' is Πέτρα. Many have assumed an Aramaic substratum to the text whereby the same Aramaic term ﬤ'פﬡ underlies both Greek words. An alternate view posits that while ﬤ'פﬡ lies behind Πέτρα, a different Aramaic term was most likely rendered by Πέτρα. This article examines the Aramaic and Syriac evidence afresh and at the same time proposes a methodology for studying such issues. It concludes that ﬤ'פﬡ is a strong candidate for an… Expand
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References

For ‘ Boanerges ’ suggestions include gr ynb ( ‘ sons of tumult ’ ) or zgr ynb ( ‘ sons of wrath ’ )
  • Cf . C . E . B . Cranfield , The Gospel according to Mark : An Introduction and Commentary ( Cambridge Greek Testament Commentary