An Introduction to Aramaic

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 281 pages
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A straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic. 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 paradigms, a complete glossary, and a list of resources for further study as well as practice exercises for each chapter. This revised edition updates the contents and provides an answer key.
 

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Contents

Independent Pronouns ytyai
6
Nouns Definite Article
25
Vocabulary
47
Pronominal Suffixes
66
G Imperfect
78
Adjectives and Genitive Constructions yDI
84
G Imperative and Infinitive
95
H Conjugation
106
Unusual Verbs hwh lh lky qls ll
120
Passive Conjugations
129
Reflexive Conjugations
135
128
149
Bar Rakib Uzziah Ein Gedi Synagogue
167
The Genesis Apocryphon
186
Afterword
207
Glossary
220

Weak Verbs Initial n y and a Gutturals Hollow Verbs
112

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About the author (2003)

Frederick E. Greenspahn is Gimelstob Eminent Scholar in Judaic Studies, Florida Atlantic University. He is the editor of The Hebrew Bible: New Insights and Scholarship, Essential Papers on Israel and the Ancient Near East, as well as author/editor of numerous other titles including When Brothers Dwell Together: The Preeminence of Younger Siblings in the Hebrew Bible and An Introduction to Aramaic.

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