This evolution also has occurred in Kharasn coin and Aramaic script
has been gradually replaced by the Greek script.
began to replace Palaeo-Hebrew for Hebrew texts, though scattered use of the old script continued to the first century C.
Eventually, it was displaced by Aramaic script
written with a flowing hand on papyrus, which proved to be even more efficient.
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.
t) "He whom Isis has given," on a seal (9) in Aramaic script