Aramaic Thoughts 1

Aramaic Literature – Part 1 The most extensive, and most significant, collections of Aramaic literature (apart from the Aramaic in the Bible) exist in the various texts produced by Jewish scholars in the early centuries of the Christian era. I have given a quick survey of these materials in an earlier column in this series….

ACTS 1: 8 Aramaic New Covenant

ACTS 1: 8 but when the Spirit of Holiness comes upon you 83 ’ela cn but, except, unless 793c kad adv when 219a ’eta vv bring, come 1652a ruha nn Spirit, wind 1543a qudsa nn holiness 1306a ‘al prp about, above, concerning, over, upon you take power, 1530a qebal vv accuse, take 605a haila nn…

Aramaic New Covenant

3 YAH CHANAN 2 Our beloved, I pray for you in all 567b habiba adj nn beloved 853f kul‘medem nn all, all that 1511a seta vv heed, lean, pray 116b ’ena pro I, we — concerning you prospering and being healthy 1306a ‘al prp about, above, concerning, over, upon 1513 selah vv prosper 486 hewa…

Galilean Aramaic

Galilean Aramaic (Only this dialect will be dealt with extensively here.) This is the dialect of the Aramaic parts of the Jerusalem Talmud, of the aggadic Midrashim, the Palestinian deeds, the Aramaic documents of the geonic period (found in the Cairo *Genizah), and synagogue inscriptions discovered in Ereẓ Israel. The Palestinian Targum and the Targum Pseudo-Jonathan…