Aramaic


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Synonyms for Aramaic

a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia

an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language

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He said an inscription in clear Aramaic letters reads "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus", and said it was "very probable" it refers to Jesus of Nazareth.
His Oxford research was on biblical Aramaic, the language in which part of Daniel was written, and he followed up the publication of this with a study entitled Darius the Mede and the Four World Empires in the Book of Daniel: A Historical Study of Contemporary Theories (1935).
Highlights of this diverse CD include "Abwoon," a rendition of the Lord's Prayer in Aramaic and "Rannanu," featuring lyrics taken from the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The words are in Aramaic, which would have been the language that Jesus used day to day.
The 14 week course focuses on reading Aramaic-based texts in the Old Testament more specifically examining the Aramaic prophecies of Daniel and the sections of the book of Ezra.
For example, Brown sets out to argue in his discussion that along with Biblical Hebrew ha + lo', there also existed an interjection *halu' which he declares "is an exact cognate of Ugaritic hl, Old Aramaic hlw (= Biblical Aramaic 'aluw .
The inscriptions she analyzes are in Aramaic and date to about the second century BCE; they were excavated during the 1980s and 1990s and published in 2004.
Maimonides, in his Mishneh Torah, Hilkhot Tefillah (12:10), gives the origin of the Aramaic translation of the Torah.
The bilingual inscription in the Assyrian dialect of Akkadian and Aramaic carved on the statue refers to the city of Sikan and relates that the statue was erected in front of the Temple of Weather God in Guzana (now Tell Halaf), not very far from Tell al-Fakhariya.
ONE OF THE best character-based comedies of the year, ``Ushpizin'' (that's Aramaic for ``Holy Guests'') comes to us from a most unexpected source.
Two parallel trajectories challenged the Zadokite system: Sapiential Judaism (Ahiqar, Proverbs, Job, Jonah, and Qoheleth) and Enochic Judaism (Book of the Watchers, Aramaic Levi, and Astronomical Book).
Some moviegoers may have been hesitant to see Mel Gibson's blockbuster The Passion of the Christ because of its use of Aramaic and Latin with English subtitles.
The official language of the Chaldean liturgy is Aramaic.
MEL Gibson's new film has been tipped for failure - not because it is in Aramaic and Latin but because of its "violent and graphic nature".
Andri Lemaire,a scholar in Aramaic, translated the words on the box, the ancient Aramaic inscription: ``Ya'akov bar Yosef akhui di Yeshua''.