Our Father (Abwoon D’bashmaya) in Estrangela Syraic Script.
Go to http://www.omniglot.com/writing/syriac.htm to find the different alphabets used.
Abwoon D’bashmaya is the lords prayer in Aramaic, the language widely spoken at the time of Yeshua (Jesus) and his disciples. Aramaic (Syraic) appears to be a dying language with Christian and Muslim communities in countries like Syria, parts of Turkey, and basically countries in that region. A friend of mine showed interest in this prayer, I got excited about that because I love it when people dig deep into their research. Now in written form there are various scripts used to today to write Aramaic, however the Hebrew square script used in Israel today is where the written script came from.
Here are a few vids on Abwoon D’bashmaya, Syraic/Aramaic, and Our Father in different languages so you can do the comparisons.
The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father) in Old English, I would recommend listening to this prayer in Greek, Latin, German, and Old English. Basically because that is how many of us in the West received our Bible and beliefs.
Also it would be wise to keep in mind that many of the names of the disciples have been changed through time, I have that info book marked somewhere. For example Simon Peter was Shimon Cephas, which was later changed to the Greek Petrus, which later became Peter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Peter I normally use Wikipedia for a starting point not my final say, but if you dig through different language dictionaries you will see what I’m getting at.
The purpose of this post wasn’t to be religious, but to bring forth awareness to different aspects of the faith, beliefs, culture, and customs surrounding this topic. Since this is a topic that Jews, Muslims, and Christians can find a common ground on. If there are any questions, inconsistencies, it does not make sense to you, feel free to dialogue. I’m not here for a religious argument let us examine all the information that is put on the table to come up with a better conclusion. Maybe we’ll stop killing each other over this.