“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. Frederick E. Greenspahn, An Introduction to Aramaic (Society of Biblical Literature Resources for Biblical Study, 38; Atlanta, GA.: Scholars Press, ), xi ,

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Leo marked it as to-read Nov 04, Ben rated it it was ok Jan 27, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Selected pages Title Page. 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.

Dec 28, Ushan rated it liked it Shelves: Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature www. Cindy Sha’aouni marked it as to-read Aug 03, Aeslin Bard marked it as to-read Aug 09, Stephanie marked it as to-read Nov 28, Billy Todd added it Jun 27, There are also paradigms, a complete glossary, and a list of resources for further study as well as practice exercises for each chapter.


This facilitates a holistic grasp of Aramaic’s verbal patterns.

Aramaic was originally the language of a Semitic people who lived in modern-day Syria. Jared Saltz rated it liked it Feb 07, Jason Diederich marked it as to-read Dec 23, This revised edition clarifies certain points in the first edition, updates the contents and provides an answer key.

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In hopeful anticipation of them, I post below a list of Corrigenda and suggestions, for which I gratefully acknowledge the input of my students. Scholars Press,xi, pp.

Contents Nouns Definite Article. Since its approach is inductive, it avoids using overly technical language and fleshes out the unattested parts of verbal paradigms with reconstructed forms. G Imperative and Infinitive.

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In all, this is a very successful and long overdue book, one which I hope will undergo many future editions. Zachariah Kenney rated it liked it Jun 19, Chapters are organized around grammatical features such as verbal conjugations, pronouns, prepositions, syntax, and the like.


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An Introduction to Aramaic. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Chuck McKnight added it Sep 18, Brian Greenspxhn added it Feb 05, Mohamad Karima marked it as to-read Jan 26, Devan marked it as to-read Jun 14, Jeremy marked it as to-read Mar 28, 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.

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