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An Aramaic Approach to the Church Epistles

  An Aramaic Approach to the Church Epistles By Karen Masterson   Commentaries and biographies almost unanimously regard the Apostle Paul as a Hellenistic Jew. They regard him as a Jew whose native language was Greek, who thought in terms of Greek ideas and culture. They compare him to men such as Philo, who explained Judaism […]

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Aramaic Thoughts Part 7

Aramaic Literature – Part 7 – The Mishnah The eighth treatise in Mo’ed is Rosh Hashanah. This literally means “the head of the year,” or “the first of the year,” thus it is the New Year celebration. In our modern calendar, Rosh Hashanah occurs in September. It corresponds to the first day of the seventh […]

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Aramaic Thoughts Part 6

Aramaic Thoughts Aramaic Literature – Part 6 – The Mishnah The fourth treatise of the order Mo’ed is Shekalim (shekels). This deals with the half-shekel tax that was assessed on Israelite males (Ex 30:11-16). Originally this went to the provision for and upkeep of the tabernacle. Later, it was applied to the maintenance of the […]