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Ewan MacLeod
12-18-2007, 03:16 PM
Following the work I did earlier this year in making the Aramaic New Testament (Peshitta) in Hebrew letters with vowels available as a new database for BibleWorks, I have extended this to completely typesetting the Peshitta, in Hebrew letters, and with vowels. For many, this will be much much easier to read than the Estrangelo or Serto scripts. If you are familiar with the Aramaic portions of Ezra and Daniel, you will find that the Peshitta is not that difficult to read.
You can preview the book at:
I have used Bwhebb font throughout because it looks great on screen and beautiful in print.:)
I have also added Rafe throughout - this is the small horizontal stroke that goes above the 'begadkefat' letters when they have a soft articulation. In a future version I hope to add the traditional paragraph markers throughout, as well as the short stroke that goes below letters that are not pronounced.
I have also typeset the Hebrew Tanakh in a single volume along with the Peshitta in the same format. There are black & white and color versions of this, which you can preview at:

Let me know what you think of these, because I may be willing to make specific changes for individuals if they feel the layout can be improved.


Ewan MacLeod