The NET notes for Gen 1:26 say "51 )tc The MT reads "earth"; the Syriac reads "wild animals" (cf. NRSV)."
It's amazing the stuff one forgets (if I ever even knew)!!!
Can someone give me a quick primer (or point me to a trustworthy link) on...
What is Syriac?
When was it written?
For what geographical area?
What, if any, is the relationship with the Peshitta?
What, if any, is the relationship with Aramaic?
I've been a missionary in Argentina for 16 years, and, for some reason, Syriac variants haven't come up before. (Go figure).
The question came up because I told my Bible Study Methods class to actually read and study the footnotes and reflect on their significance.
And, lo and behold the Spanish equivalent of the NET note popped up.
I tried tracking some of this stuff down, but got confused.
I know I should know this, but, alas, I don't, so any help you can give me or point me to would be greatly appreciated.