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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Selected pages Title Page. Leo marked it as to-read Nov 04, Jeremy marked it as to-read Mar 28, This textbook adopts an inductive pedagogical strategy for teaching biblical Aramaic. A short introduction to the language for divinity students who have studied a little biblical Hebrew.

Justin Allison added it Mar 10, Demonstrative Relative and Interrogative Pronouns. An Introduction to Aramaic. Open Preview See a Problem?

Gareth Hughes added it Jan 21, Amanda Lyons is currently reading arakaic Apr 21, Trivia About An Introduction t In fact, I have tested the textbook’s pedagogical value and inductive approach in my own biblical Aramaic course; a sn comprised of an apposite sampling of students, all of whom have had at least two years of biblical Hebrew, and some of whom, considerably more Semitic including Arabic, Akkadian, and Ugaritic.

An Introduction to Aramaic Frederick E.

Contents Independent Pronouns ytyai. Greg added it Jul 25, An Introduction to Aramaic Frederick E. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature www. Aeslin Bard marked it as to-read Aug 09, This revised edition clarifies certain points in the first edition, updates the contents and provides an answer key.


G Imperative and Infinitive. Laughing Scholar rated it liked it Jan 13, It also assumes that students who use it will have some knowledge of Hebrew, especially biblical Hebrew, and so its assignments and vocabulary aim to move one speedily through chapters by referencing Grrenspahn features that might make acquiring Aramaic counterparts a bit easier.

Refresh ggreenspahn try again. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In hopeful anticipation of them, I post below a list of Corrigenda and suggestions, for which I gratefully acknowledge the input of my students. There are also paradigms, a complete glossary, and a list of resources for further study as well as practice exercises for each chapter. Stephanie marked it as to-read Nov 28, Selected pages Title Page.

All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament are included, along with an introduction to other Aramaic texts, such as ancient inscriptions, Dead Sea Serolls, 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.

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An Introduction to Aramaic

May 26, Robert Coleman rated it really liked it. 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. Devan marked it as to-read Jun 14, A pedagogical, not a reference, grammar. 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.


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Will King rated it it was amazing Jul 16, Not only was the book well-received by the students, but its inductive approach permitted them to acquire the fundamentals of the language quickly, thus, increasing their appreciation for the Aramaic language and the biblical texts composed in it.

Adjectives and Genitive Constructions yDI. Aramaic was originally the language of a Semitic people who lived arsmaic modern-day Syria.

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Jason Diederich marked it as to-read Dec 23, Chuck McKnight added it Sep 18, This facilitates a holistic grasp of Aramaic’s verbal patterns. Annelore added it Jan 23,