↑Sebastian P. Brock The Bible in the Syriac Tradition 2006- Page 17 "The Peshitta Old Testament was translated directly from the original Hebrew text, and the Peshitta New Testament directly from the original Greek. The so-called “deutero- canonical” books, or “Apocrypha,” were all translated from Greek, with ..."
↑Geoffrey W. Bromiley The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia: Q-Z 1995- Page 976 "Printed editions of the Peshitta frequently contain these books in order to fill the gaps. D. Harklean Version. The Harklean version is connected with the labors of Thomas of Harqel. When thousands were fleeing Khosrou's invading armies, ..."