A straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic. All Aramaic passages in the Old Testament are included, along with an introduction to other Aramaic texts. “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.

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Review of F. E. Greenspahn, An Introduction to Aramaic

Jared Saltz rated it liked it Feb 07, Selected pages Title Page. Dec 28, Ushan greensoahn it liked it Shelves: As a Professor of Semitic languages, I can only laud the author for creating such a user-friendly textbook.

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There are also paradigms, a complete glossary, and a list of resources for further study as well as practice exercises for each chapter. In hopeful anticipation of them, I post below a list of Corrigenda and suggestions, for which I gratefully acknowledge the input of my students.

An Introduction to Aramaic

The Hebrew binyan hitpa’el is a sort of binyan pi’el with a reflexive prefix; in Aramaic, this prefix can apply to all three main binyanim; there is no analogue of binyan niph’al. Stephanie marked it as to-read Nov 28, Will King rated it it was amazing Jul 16, A pedagogical, not a reference, grammar. Its verb system is more orthogonal than that of Hebrew; it has analogues of binyanim pa’al, pi’el and hiph’il, but whereas Hebrew has passive counterparts only of the last two, Aramaic also has a passive counterpart of the analogue of binyan pa’al.

An Introduction to Aramaic is a straightforward introduction to biblical Aramaic for beginning students who are already familiar with Hebrew. Chapters are organized around grammatical features such as verbal conjugations, pronouns, prepositions, syntax, and the like. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Joe Foltz marked it as to-read Sep 12, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Daniel added it Jun 03, Since its approach is inductive, it avoids using overly technical language and fleshes out the unattested parts of verbal paradigms with reconstructed forms.


This revised edition clarifies certain points in the first edition, updates the contents and provides an answer key.

Contents Independent Pronouns ytyai. Jeff Brown added it Feb 12, Lists with This Book. 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 through chapters by referencing Hebrew inttroduction that might make acquiring Aramaic counterparts a bit easier.

An Introduction to Aramaic by Frederick E. Greenspahn

Brian Huddleston added it Feb 05, PaperbackSecond editionpages. A short introduction to the language for divinity students who have studied a little biblical Hebrew. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Account Options Sign in. Dillon Evans rated it it was ok Jan 28, Aramaic was originally the language of a Semitic people who lived in modern-day Syria.

Mark rated it it was ok Jan 19, Account Options Sign in. Laughing Scholar rated it liked it Ot 13, Unusual Verbs mn pn bD pTO. An Introduction to Aramaic Frederick E.