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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - ARAMAIC LANGUAGE AMONG THE JEWS:
Aramaic, as the language of the Babylonian Talmud, of course always remained the principal idiom of halakic literature, which regarded the Babylonian Talmud as the source for all religio-legal decisions and as the proper subject for explanatory commentaries.
In Hebrew philology, Aramaic was especially useful in the explanation of Hebrew words in the Bible; and it served as the foundation for a comparative philology of the Semitic languages inaugurated by Judah ibn Koreish and Saadia.
West Aramaic are the Aramaic portions of the Bible, the Palestinian Targumim, the Aramaic portions of the Palestinian Talmud, and the Palestinian Midrashim.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=1707&letter=A   (4151 words)

  
 The Aramaic Language
Aramaic is one of the Semitic languages, an important group of languages known almost from the beginning of human history and including also Arabic, Hebrew, Ethiopic, and Akkadian (ancient Babylonian and Assyrian).
Aramaic displaced Hebrew for many purposes among the Jews, a fact reflected in the Bible, where portions of Ezra and Daniel are in Aramaic.
Aramaic remained a dominant language for Jewish worship, scholarship, and everyday life for centuries in both the land of Israel and in the diaspora, especially in Babylon.
cal1.cn.huc.edu /aramaic_language.html   (639 words)

  
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The language used in the prose sections of the Pentateuch and in the prophets and the writings before the exile, are known as Classical Biblical Hebrew, or Biblical Hebrew (BH) proper.
With the rise of the Empire of Alexander (336-323 BC) in the East, the Greek language became influential in the region.
According to Dr. Birkeland, Hebrew, not Aramaic, was the language of the Jews and of Jesus.
www.syriacaramaicquran.com /gpage6.html   (4221 words)

  
 History of Aramaic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aramaic is the ancient language of the Semitic family group, which includes the Assyrians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Arameans, Hebrews, and Arabs.
Aramaic and Chinese inscriptions from the Hsian-Fu Monument:
Aramaic inscriptions on the mosaic testify to the importance of Hamat Gader, a city renowned for its baths during the Roman period.
www.peshitta.org /initial/aramaic.html   (1139 words)

  
 Aramaic Bible, Disciples New Testament, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Letters of the Apostles and Revelation, ...
Jesus Christ spoke Ancient Aramaic, the language in which the disciples and the apostles preached the Gospel and the scribes recorded the Scriptures.
The language that was spoken for several thousand years in Mesopotamia and the surrounding regions was all based on the first language.
This is the same language that Noah spoke, the same language that Abraham, Isaac and Jacob spoke, and the same language that Eashoa (Jesus) spoke.
www.v-a.com /bible   (944 words)

  
  The story of Aramaic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aramaic was the language of the Assyrian empire and a language spoken by the learned elite of Jewish leaders in the Jerusalem of the first Temple period.
Later, Aramaic became the official language of the Persian empire from whence the Jews acquired it during their captivity in Babylon, (the adoption of Aramaic during the captivity pushed the use of ancient Hebrew into decline in Israel).
The fact that Jesus spoke in Aramaic, means that we should try to understand His sayings with reference to the Aramaic language, (not the Greek language) in the context of the Jewish culture of those times and localities, (not Greek or Western culture).
www.srr.axbridge.org.uk /syriac_language.html   (2555 words)

  
  Aramaic language
The Aramaic of the Talmuds, Targumim, and Midrashim.
It was the language of the city-states of Damascus, Hamath and Arpad.
Nabataean Aramaic is the language of the Arab kingdom of Petra.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/aramaic_language.html   (5785 words)

  
 Aramaic Language: The Language of Christ
It was the language of the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Hebrews and Syrians.
The Aramaic language in Padan-aram remained pure, and in the course the common language (lingua franca), of all the Semitic clans.
Western Aramaic- The dialect of the Jews (Jerusalem, the Talmud and the Targums) and the Syro-Palestine dialect.
www.mountlebanon.org /aramaiclanguage.html   (733 words)

  
  Aramaic Language
Language belonging to the Northwest Semitic subdivision of the Semitic subfamily of the Hamito-Semitic family of languages.
In the course of its long history the Aramaic language broke up into a number of dialects, one of the most important of which was Syriac.
Descended from the Aramaic alphabet are the Square Hebrew alphabet, which is the ancestor of modern Hebrew writing; the Nabataean, Palmyrene, and Syriac scripts; and the Arabic alphabet, among others.
www.orbilat.com /Encyclopaedia/A/Aramaic_Language.html   (342 words)

  
  Aramaic language at AllExperts
** The Aramaic of the Talmuds, Targumim, and Midrashim.
It was the language of the city-states of Damascus, Hamath and Arpad.
Nabataean Aramaic is the language of the Arab kingdom of Petra.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/ar/aramaic_language.htm   (5553 words)

  
 The History of Aramaic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was the language of the Assyrians, Chaldeans, Hebrews and Syrians.
The term Aramaic is derived from Aram, the fifth son of Shem, the firstborn of Noah.
The Aramaic language in Padan-aram remained pure, and in the course the common language (lingua franca), of all the Semitic clans.
members.aol.com /assyrianme/aramaic/history.html   (559 words)

  
 aramaic language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Aramaic is a language spoken in the Levant and Mesopotamia from perhaps 700 BC until now.
Aramaic is one of the Semitic languages, an important group of languages known almost...
Aramaic was the language of Semitic culture, the language of the Hebrew patriarchs and, in the older days...
www.learning-gd.com /articles/209/aramaic-language.html   (257 words)

  
 Aramaic
Originally the language of the Aramaeans, it was used, in many dialectical forms, in Mesopotamia and Syria before 1000BC and later became the lingua franca of the Middle East.
Aramaic survived the fall of Nineveh (612BC) and Babylon (539BC) and remained the official language of the Persian Empire (539-337BC).
Aramaic survives today in Eastern and Western dialects, mostly as the language of Christians living in a few scattered communities in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.
www.flw.com /languages/aramaic.htm   (169 words)

  
 Aramaic, Aramaic Language - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Aramaic was the official language of the extensive Persian empire, as it had been to some extent that of its predecessor, the empire of Assyria.
As it is frequently asserted that the Aramaic of Daniel and Ezra is that of the Targums, it is necessary to examine the truth of this statement.
In regard to pronouns, while in Biblical Aramaic, as in Sinjirli and Assouan, the 1st person singular is 'an'a, in Targumic it is 'anah: the plural in Biblical Aramaic is 'anachna' akin to 'anachnah in Assouan, whereas in the Targums it is usually 'anan, though sometimes the Biblical form appears.
www.studylight.org /enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T678   (3195 words)

  
 Jewish Language Research Website: Jewish Aramaic
The Aramaic language has been around for over three thousand years, beginning in the 11th century B.C.E as the official language of the first Aramean states in Syria.
Aramaic is a close sister of Hebrew and is identified as a "Jewish" language, since it is the language of major Jewish texts (the Talmuds, Zohar, and many ritual recitations, such as the kaddish).
Aramaic has been until our present time a language of Talmudic debate in many traditional yeshivot (traditional Jewish schools), as many rabbinic texts are written in a mixture of Hebrew and Aramaic.
www.jewish-languages.org /jewish-aramaic.html   (719 words)

  
 Semitic Languages (and the Phoenician language)
Ancient languages spoken by non-Arab population of these many Middle Easter countries continue to survive in the dialects/languages of everyday life and the roots of the older languages of the Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac, Assyrian, Coptic...etc. are still evident.
Aramaic spread with tremendous speed, and by the 6th century BC was being used as the administrative language and lingua franca of the entire Middle East, all the way from Afghanistan in the Persian Empire to Egypt.
Ancient languages spoken by non-Arab population of these countries continue to survive in the dialects/languages of everyday life and the roots of the older languages of the Phoenician, Aramaic, Syriac, Assyrian, Coptic...etc. are still evident.
phoenicia.org /semlang.html   (2757 words)

  
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After the upheavals at the end of the Bronze Age, the Aramaic language and script established itself as the language of trade and replaced which the Acadian language and its cuneiform in the Near East.
The Aramaic language and script laid the foundation for a multitude of different alphabets in the Arabian and Indian subcontinents.
The language continued to be powerfully active in the promulgation of spiritual matters.
www.lycos.com /info/aramaic-language.html   (475 words)

  
 Aramaic
Aramaic is believed to have been the native language of Jesus and the Apostles.
The bulk of Aramaic vocabulary evolved from *Proto-Semitic, the ancestor of all Semitic languages.
Aramaic is a Category III language in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/august/Aramaic.html   (1397 words)

  
 Ancient Scripts: Aramaic
The Aramaic language was the international trade language of the ancient Middle East between 1000 and 600 BCE, spoken from the Mediterranean coast to the borders of India.
Aramaic flowered into myriads of different variants, which eventually became the script of many nations in the Middle East.
Another important Aramaic offshoot is the Nabataean script, which eventually evolved into the Arabic script.
www.ancientscripts.com /aramaic.html   (249 words)

  
 Frequently Asked Questions
But their misunderstanding of the Aramaic language of the Qur'an, made them believe that he was.
According to the Aramaic interpretation of the Qur'an, there is absolutely no obligation on women to cover their faces...For more on this, please refer to my book, pages 354-364.
The Aramaic language of the Qur'an, leaves no doubt that many chapters of the Qur'an are borrowed from the Hebrew Bible "Biblia Hebraica".
www.syriacaramaicquran.com /faq.html   (1786 words)

  
 The Aramaic Language
Aramaic is a language belonging to the West Semitic subdivision of the Semitic subfamily of the Afro Asiatic family of languages.
Although Aramaic was displaced officially by Greek after the coming of Alexander the Great, it held its own under Greek domination and subsequent Roman rule.
The Aramaic alphabet was attested in the 9th century B.C. After approximately 500 B.C. its use became widespread in the Middle East.
www.catholicapologetics.org /aramaic.htm   (268 words)

  
 The Aramaic Language of Jesus — Books — Writing & Speaking — ArticlePros.com — Online article ...
The language used in the prose sections of the Pentateuch and in the prophets and the writings before the exile, are known as Classical Biblical Hebrew, or Biblical Hebrew (BH) proper.
THE ARAMAIC LANGUAGE OF JESUS At the beginning of the Christian era, Aramaic, in various dialects was the dominant spoken language of Syria and Mesopotamia.
According to Dr. Birkeland, Hebrew, not Aramaic, was the language of the Jews and of Jesus.
www.articlepros.com /writing_and_speaking/books/article-33970.html   (2038 words)

  
 Spirituality, Aramaic, The Language Jesus Spoke
Aramaic is one of the few languages that has been spoken continuously for thousands of years.
Carpenter is "nagouro" in Aramaic, "nagar" in Hebrew and "najar" in Arabic.
Aramaic was largely replaced by Arabic during the Arab and Islamic conquest of the 7th century.
1stholistic.com /Prayer/A2004/hol_aramaic-the-language.htm   (749 words)

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