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An Introduction to Biblical Aramaic
Westminster John Knox Press / 2012 / Paperback
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The study of Aramaic, an ancient Semitic language, is necessary for understanding certain biblical texts---especially Daniel and Ezra. Schuele, after years of teaching the language, uses his experience and expertise to introduce the writing system, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Includes example texts for translation and helpful comparison charts. 136 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.
The study of biblical Aramaic, an ancient Semitic language from which the Hebrew alphabet was derived, is necessary for understanding texts written during certain periods of early Jewish and Christian history and is especially important for the study of the books of Daniel and Ezra. This new textbook is a thorough guide to learning to read and translate biblical Aramaic and includes an introduction to the language, examples of texts for practice translations, and helpful comparison charts.
Andreas Schuele is Aubrey Lee Brooks Professor of Biblical Theology at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He earned doctoral degrees in both Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Old Testament from the University of Heidelberg. His research focuses on language, literary history, and theology of the Old Testament.
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