A straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic. All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament are included, along with an introduction to other Aramaic texts. “An Introduction to Aramaic” introduces biblical Aramaic to beginning students already familiar with Hebrew. All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament plus. “An Introduction to Aramaic” is a straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic for beginning students who are already familiar with Hebrew. All Aramaic.

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Jeremy marked it as to-read Greebspahn 28, User Review – Flag as inappropriate This is the best book on Aramaic i have ever seen! Lists with This Book.

An Introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E. Greenspahn

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. As a Professor of Semitic languages, I can only laud the author for creating such a user-friendly textbook.

In hopeful anticipation of them, I post below a list of Corrigenda and suggestions, for which I gratefully acknowledge the input of my students. Account Options Sign in. All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament are included, along with an introduction to other Aramaic texts, such as ancient inscriptions, Dead Sea Scrolls, rabbinic Selected pages Title Page.


Jennifer added it Jul 23, Unusual Verbs mn pn bD pTO. Dec 28, Ushan rated it liked it Shelves: It became the lingua franca and a co-official language of the Neo-Assyrian Aramai and later of the Persian Empire.

An Introduction to Aramaic

May 26, Robert Coleman rated it really liked it. Chapters are organized around grammatical features such as verbal conjugations, pronouns, prepositions, syntax, and the like. Devan marked it as to-read Jun 14, Resources for biblical study.

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Stephen Russell added it Mar 10, An Introduction to Aramaic. This textbook adopts an inductive pedagogical strategy for teaching biblical Aramaic.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A pedagogical, not a reference, grammar. Jared Saltz rated it liked it Feb 07, Not only was the book well-received by the students, but its inductive approach permitted them to acquire the fundamentals of the language quickly, thus, increasing their appreciation for the Aramaic language and the biblical texts composed in it.


Cindy Sha’aouni marked it as to-read Aug 03, Nitroduction Limited preview – Jonathan Isacsson rated it really liked it Nov 19, Greg added it Jul 25, An Introduction to Aramaic Frederick E. Julie added it May 04, In fact, I have tested the textbook’s pedagogical value and inductive approach in my own biblical Aramaic course; a course comprised of an apposite sampling of students, all of whom have had at least two years of biblical Hebrew, and some of whom, considerably more Semitic including Arabic, Akkadian, and Ugaritic.

PaperbackSecond editionpages. Since its approach is inductive, it avoids using overly technical language and fleshes out the unattested parts of verbal paradigms with infroduction forms.

Contents Aarmaic Pronouns ytyai.

Aramaic was originally the language of a Semitic people who lived in modern-day Syria. Joe Foltz marked it as to-read Sep 12,