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Men of Nineveh

[Vic Alexander filmmaker at the Louvre Museum 1976]I shot a documentary at the Louvre Museum and the British Museum in 1976, on the history and artifacts of ancient Mesopotamia. Eashoa (Jesus) spoke about the Men of Nineveh in Matthew chapter 12, verses 39-41. Jonah was sent there by the Lord to preach to the Ninevites. They converted to the true faith a thousand years before His coming and they were spared.

At first my interest was only to film the great art of my ancestors, the Ashurai people of Mesopotamia (Bet Nahrein.) Then I began studying about the invention of writing and that led me to the Scriptures. I was amazed that Americans did not know about the fact that writing was invented in Mesopotamia and that Abraham came from there.

The picture above is of me getting ready to shoot the scene with the two Winged Bulls in the Louvre Museum. These figures are not idols. The Ashurai believed in the One True God from the start. The Aramaic language was first used in Ashur, Nimrud and Nineveh, from 800 BC. I studied the Ancient Aramaic language from the pictographic stage, through cuneiform (symbolic writing) up to modern Aramaic. My translation work is authentic. I have spent most of my life studying it. This has become my life's work.

The Tree of Life and the Trinity

The Ancient Aramaic Scriptures are now accessible through this translation project. Here you can read the words of Maran Eashoa Msheekha (Our Lord Jesus the Messiah) and the sacred writings of the Prophets. They are translated from the original language of the Scriptures; I'm a native Aramaic speaking translator. Ancient Aramaic is the oldest form of the language. This is the language Eashoa (Jesus) spoke two thousand years ago, the language of ancient Mesopotamia and the Jewish people, the Ancient Aramaic.

[Tree of Life, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit]This is the language that modern day theologians refer to as Aramaic. I have simply identified this language more clearly than the American churches and the Western translators of the Bible. It is wrong to call this language merely Aramaic. Aramaic is a modern language, like modern Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, etc. Most languages of the Middle East, and the rest of the world in fact, have evolved from this first language, the first ever spoken on earth. Therefore, the language of the Scriptures should be identified as Ancient Aramaic.

It is necessary to call it Ancient, otherwise everyone can deny that the Scriptures were originated in this language, the language that the Creator of the Universe and His Son spoke. This is the language of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and David. It has gone through thousands of years of evolution. The Ancient Aramaic language of the Scriptures is no longer a spoken language, and the last time it was used as a literary language was in 1300 AD.

Today, the Ancient Aramaic remains only as a Liturgical Language. There are a number of Eastern Churches that still use this language in their liturgy. In order for the people of the world to start learning about the Scriptures' truth, everyone must come to understand that the Bibles being disseminated today are mostly translated from the English language versions or they are conformed to the Protestant and Catholic Bibles from various languages.

This translation is the only one that has been made from the Ancient Aramaic Scriptures without prejudice. It is made available to you from this website.

Nov. 10, 2011

Translation Notes:

When the Roman Church established its authority in the West, it abandoned the Eastern Scriptures that were recorded by the Apostles in the Ancient Aramaic language. From the start, when the Roman Emperor Constantine ordered the expulsion of the Ancient Church of the East from Asia Minor, the Western Scriptures were wrongfully drawn from the Greek Septuagint Old Testament and the Greek Original translations of the New Testament. This is how the Western churches abandoned the Apostolic Faith. Only the Eastern Churches and the Orthodox Churches retained some of the original Apostolic doctrines.

Feb. 28. 2012

Internet Reaching the Saturation Point

With every phenomenon of communication, there comes a time when there is too much content, too many people speaking at once. We can already see this with TV news commentators speaking over each other and the moderator saying that we have no more time. "We'll talk about it next time." And there is no next time; whatever the subject, it was already talked to death.

Whatever it is one is searching for on the Internet, there are now a myriad of products, offerings and opinions. They fall at the two sides of the spectrum from good to bad, positive to negative, and true to false; and no one knows who's right and who's wrong. We used to say in the 60s, "You're alright, I'm alright." Now it's more like, "Run for your life."

The voices of individuals are drowning in the oceans of the masses. Words don't mean the same anymore. Languages have evolved to the point of being unintelligible, as they don't represent the original concepts that gave them birth.

However, the Internet is going to solve its own problems, just as other forms of communication solved their problems when they failed to be a meaningful expression of their creators. Out of the chaos there will emerge a new form of communication.

We're in the infancy of the communication age; anything can happen. In another thirty or forty years things will start to make more sense.

Feb. 10, 2013

Origins of the language of the Scriptures

There are some people that think Greek is the language of the New Testament. There is a huge amount of information on the Internet on the subject. I'm trying to deal with this issue now through the Aramaic video and audio files that I'm posting on my website. By explaining the Lord's Prayer word for word, I'm trying to awaken the readers to consider the actual teachings of Eashoa Msheekha (Jesus the Messiah). You'll find the links to the video and audio files at the top of this page.

Feb. 11, 2013

THE FIRST CIVILIZATION book was originally a script proposal for the documentary which I shot in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, and the British Museum in London, England. You can read more about it on my main page at this link.

Feb. 14, 2014

There is an avalanche of information on the Internet presenting contradictory studies regarding Aramaic; none of this information is by native Aramaic speaking individuals. Today, there are millions of Aramaic speaking people. They speak Modern Aramaic. This is not what I call Ancient Aramaic. Ancient Aramaic is the Ashurit language of Nineveh at the time of Eashoa Msheekha. I have studied this language all my life. I'm translating the Old Testament now, and I'm planning to make movies about the subject of the origins of the Faith in Eashoa Msheekha's Name.

Apr. 12, 2014

Evangelion comes from the Aramaic word meaning 'He reveals' (Hao-ga-leon.) In Greek it has been transliterated as 'εὐαγγέλιον' and pronounced as 'evangelion.' This word has also been translated into Latin and all the Western languages as 'Evangelion' with the explanation that it means 'Good News.' But in the original Ancient Aramaic, it really means: 'He reveals'; that is 'Maryah Reveals.' How can someone preach about the Faith in Maran Eashoa Msheekha (Jesus the Messiah) when they do not know the truth or the basis for the Scriptures as preached by Maran Eashoa Msheekha?

November 12, 2014

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