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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The etymology of Aramaic (and Hebrew) [square root of (term)]prns 'to distribute, to supply, to support' remains disputed.
The lingua franca of the Mediterranean countries, in Biblical times was Aramaic.
He reviewed archaeological epigraphic evidence, Christian literature, later Islamic literature in Arabic, non-Muslim literature in dialects of Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek and Ethiopic, and the world around the Quran to analyze the depth of the relationships between the Quran and the Bible.
It asserted that the name Onkelos was an attempt to render Aquila (Akilas) into Hebrew (despite the orthographical problem of replacing ayin with aleph), and believed that Aquila sought to demonstrate his Jewish loyalty by producing an Aramaic Hummash in addition to his Greek translation (Genesis Rabbah 70:5).
Jewish Babylonian Aramaic incantation bowls of late antiquity were not only of the "white" magic variety.
By recording some of the remaining native Aramaic speakers, he hopes to preserve the language which is one of a number threatened with extinction worldwide.
Aramaic has the longest-attested membership to the NW Semitic subfamily of languages, which also includes Hebrew and Phoenician.
Two villages in the Holy land's small Christian community are teaching Aramaic - the language that Jesus spoke - in a bid to keep the ancient language alive.
We can and do know, however, that Jews learned Aramaic during the Babylonian captivity, and to an extent spoke it after they returned to the Land of Israel in the days of the Persian Empire.
While Hebrew was the language of scripture and formal worship, Christian worship occurred in the home where Aramaic was spoken.
Animal sculptures represented an important part of the history of the Aramaic Kingdom that prospered in Syria, and particularly in the city of Aram (currently the modern city of Hama), said Director of Hama Directorate of Archeology.
The editors print out the standard text from Codex Leningradensis and then provide vocabulary suggestions, in foot-notes, for every Hebrew word appearing less than 100 times and for every Aramaic word appearing less then 25 times.
This volume (in French) contains the editio princeps of the second part (4Q550-583) of the Aramaic texts from Cave 4 at Qumran which were originally assigned to Pere Jean Starcky (4Q521-578).
The children get free lessons in Aramaic, an ancient tongue spoken during the time of Jesus Christ and kept alive down the centuries by fellow Maronites.
In our fight to return to Biram we have never resorted to violence," says Amir Khalul, Shadi's brother and fellow teacher of Aramaic.