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A Short Grammar of Biblical Aramaic



This standard grammar book of biblical Aramaic has been an invaluable resource for students at seminaries and universities around the world. Each of the following chapters contains practice exercises that can be checked and corrected with the Annotated Answer Key, included in this collection.

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“It is extremely important to note that BA uses the preposition ל to indicate the direct object, in addition to retaining the common uses for ל (also found in BH) to express the indirect object, the ethical dative, purpose, and direction. The student of BA must determine syntactically by the context whether ל is expressing a direct object or an indirect object.” (Page 11)

“However, the predicate adjective is always in the absolute state” (Page 10)

“The early Hebrew shift of â to ô under the accent or tone does not occur in BA” (Page 6)

“In BA ס and שׂ were often used interchangeably, and both became s in Syriac.” (Page 5)

“BA, as in BH, parts of the body which come in pairs are feminine.” (Page 9)

  • Title: A Short Grammar of Biblical Aramaic
  • Author: Alger F. Johns
  • Series: Andrews University Monographs
  • Volume: I
  • Publisher: Andrews University Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1972
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Aramaic language › Grammar
  • Resource Type: Grammar
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T05:37:24Z


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