“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. Frederick E. Greenspahn, An Introduction to Aramaic (Society of Biblical Literature Resources for Biblical Study, 38; Atlanta, GA.: Scholars Press, ), xi ,

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Greenspahn Limited preview – Gareth Hughes added it Jan 21, Mike DeVries added it Feb 24, Justin Allison added it Mar 10, An Introduction to Aramaic Introeuction E.

Laughing Scholar rated it liked it Jan 13, Since its approach is inductive, it avoids using overly technical language and fleshes out the unattested parts of verbal paradigms with reconstructed forms. Chapters are organized around grammatical features such as verbal conjugations, pronouns, prepositions, syntax, and the like.

Billy Todd added it Jun 27, Leo marked it as to-read Nov 04, Fred Putnam added it Greenspahn 24, As a Professor of Semitic languages, I can only laud the author for creating such a user-friendly textbook. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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 literature, and quotations in the New Testament.


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An Introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E. Greenspahn

He is the editor of The Hebrew Bible: This textbook adopts an inductive pedagogical strategy for teaching biblical Aramaic. Be the first to ask a question about An Introduction to Aramaic. Refresh and try again. Noegel University of Washington Corrigenda.

An Introduction to Aramaic

Unusual Verbs hwh lh lky qls ll. Steve marked it as to-read Mar 06, Joe Foltz marked it as to-read Sep 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of sn you want to read. Jennifer added it Jul 23, An Introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E.

This revised edition updates the contents tk provides an answer key. There are also paradigms, a complete glossary, and a list of resources for further study as well as practice exercises for each chapter. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature www.

The end of every chapter presents students with a simplified passage from the biblical Aramaic text, altered usually only slightly to keep the onus of acquiring new vocabulary to a minimum.

Blackthorne rated it liked it Aug 30, May 26, Robert Coleman rated it really liked it. Stephen Russell added it Mar 10, This facilitates a holistic grasp of Aramaic’s verbal patterns. Aramaic was originally the language of a Semitic people who lived in modern-day Syria. There are also parad An Introduction to Aramaic is a straightforward introduction to biblical Introdutcion for beginning students who are already familiar with Ggreenspahn. It also assumes that students who use it will have some knowledge of Hebrew, especially biblical Hebrew, and so its assignments and vocabulary aim to move one speedily aramwic chapters by referencing Hebrew features that might make acquiring Aramaic counterparts a bit easier.


Devan marked it as to-read Jun 14, In hopeful anticipation of them, I post below a list of Corrigenda and suggestions, for which I gratefully acknowledge the input of my students.

In all, this is a very successful and long overdue book, one which I hope will undergo ro future editions.

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Julie added it May 04, Stephanie marked it as to-read Nov 28, Open Preview See a Problem? Annelore added it Jan 23, Trivia About An Introduction t This revised edition clarifies certain points in the first edition, updates the contents and provides an answer key.