According to Cameron, names in the ancient Aramaic script on some of the caskets translate as "Jesus son of Joseph", "Maria", "Joseph", "Mariamne" - thought to be Mary Magdalene's real name - and "Judah, son of Jesus".
Against McCarter's view that the elongation of the script of the abecedary and of other early inscriptions from Israel testifies to the presence of a proto-Hebrew script series, Rollston observes that elongation is a feature of the Phoenician and Aramaic script series, as well as of the Old Hebrew series (pp.
Let me close this review with a discussion of a controversial article published in the journal Le Museon 107 (1994): 317-33, in which Russell proposes that the Armenian script is derived not primarily from Greek, but from a form of Aramaic script.
Pointing to the introduction of parchment and the Aramaic script, Ska looks favorably upon Joel Weinberg's "citizen-templecommunity" theory and concludes that "the origin of the Pentateuch is to be found more in the inner necessities of the Second Temple community than in any explicit requirement coming from Persian authorities.
from an Aramaic alphabet, and that later, during the Achaemenid domination of Northwestern India, a more modern Aramaic script was introduced into that part of India and subsequently modified under the influence of the Brahmi script.
After believing all these years that Arabic script derives from Aramaic script via the Nabateans, who linked the letters together with a more cursive style, I encountered Gerard Troupeau's "Reflexions sur l'origine syriaque de l'ecriture arabe" (pp.