Today, New Testament exists in many languages. But New Testament in Syrian Aramaic (Syriac) is a very ancient translation. Some Syrian Aramaic manuscripts even predate the copies of the Koine Greek New Testament used as a base of the original texts of the New Testament. Aramaic was widely spoken in Israel in the first century, and for this reason, because of its closeness to Hebrew, some people feel that New Testament in Aramaic is likely to preserve some of the original wordings that Greek may obscure.  Thus a copy in the Syrian Aramaic dialect becomes a valuable ancient source in search of meaning and nuance.