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An Introduction to Biblical Aramaic

Author: Andreas Schuele
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The study of biblical Aramaic, an ancient Semitic language from which the Hebrew alphabet was derived, is necessary for understanding texts written during certain periods of early Jewish and Christian history and is especially important for the study of the books of Daniel and Ezra. This new textbook is a thorough guide to learning to read and translate biblical Aramaic and includes an introduction to the language,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Examinations, questions, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas Schuele
ISBN: 9780664234249 0664234240
OCLC Number: 776517485
Description: xii, 145 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is "Biblical Aramaic?" --
From the Phoenician to the Aramaic writing system --
Masoretic vowel signs --
The noun --
The verb --
Syntax --
Word list --
Persian and Greek loanwords --
Comparative word list (Aramaic/Hebrew) --
Idiomatic expressions.
Responsibility: Andreas Schuele.

Abstract:

"The study of biblical Aramaic, an ancient Semitic language from which the Hebrew alphabet was derived, is necessary for understanding texts written during certain periods of early Jewish and Christian history and is especially important for the study of the books of Daniel and Ezra. This new textbook is a thorough guide to learning to read and translate biblical Aramaic and includes an introduction to the language, examples of texts for practice translations, and helpful comparison charts."--Publisher description.
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