A straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic. All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament are included, along with an introduction to other Aramaic texts. “An Introduction to Aramaic” introduces biblical Aramaic to beginning students already familiar with Hebrew. All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament plus. “An Introduction to Aramaic” is a straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic for beginning students who are already familiar with Hebrew. All Aramaic.
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An Introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E. An Introduction to Aramaic is greenspahm straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic for beginning students who are already familiar with Hebrew. All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament are included, along with an introduction to other Aramaic texts, such as ancient inscriptions, Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic literature, and quotations in the New Testament.
There are also parad An Introduction to Aramaic is a straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic for beginning students who are already familiar with Hebrew.
There are also paradigms, a complete glossary, and a list of resources for further study as well as practice exercises for each chapter.
The second edition clarifies certain points in the first edition, updates the contents, and provides an answer key.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Dec 28, Ushan rated it liked it Shelves: A short introduction to the language for divinity students who have studied a little biblical Hebrew. Aramaic was originally the language of a Semitic people who lived in modern-day Syria. It became the lingua franca and a co-official language of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and later of the Persian Empire. It was also the language of several non-literal translations of the Bible, of the Talmud and of rabbinical elites into the modern era; it was also spoken by Jewish and Christian communities in Iraq, Turkey and Syria; most of these people have moved into Israel or the United States during the second half of the last century.
Aramaic is very similar to Hebrew, but has some phonetic, lexical and grammatical differences. Its verb system is more orthogonal than that of Hebrew; it has analogues of binyanim pa’al, pi’el and hiph’il, but whereas Hebrew has passive counterparts only of the last two, Aramaic also has a passive counterpart of the analogue of binyan pa’al.
An Introduction to Aramaic
The Hebrew binyan hitpa’el is a sort of binyan pi’el with a reflexive prefix; in Aramaic, this prefix can apply to all three main binyanim; there is no analogue of binyan niph’al. Jul 24, Kirk Lowery rated it liked it Shelves: A pedagogical, not a reference, grammar.
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