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Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook

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Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook is a “one-stop shop” for anyone who is studying Biblical Aramaic or seeking to retain the knowledge they have already acquired. A wonderful resource for both professors and students, Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook effectively empowers students to be able to read the Bible’s Aramaic texts with comprehension, ease, and enjoyment, and to sustain a solid, lasting command of the language long after their formal study has ended. Split into two main sections—a Reader and word lists—this is an essential tool for anyone who wants to read the Aramaic portions of the Bible with understanding and confidence, and to maintain this ability over the long term.

  • Provides an accessible means for interacting with the Aramaic portions of Scripture
  • Presents Aramaic texts of the Bible in full and annotated with a reading apparatus
  • Includes frequency lists for all words, which note the predominant forms in which words occur
  • Introduction
  • The Biblical Aramaic Texts
  • Vocabulary and Morphology Lists
    • Frequency Lists
    • Parts of Speech
    • Verbs by Stem
    • Verbs by Root Type
    • Verbs by Frequency of Attested Form and Number of Stems
    • Pronominal Suffixes
    • Easily Confused Words
    • Loanwords
I recommend it without hesitation to those looking for a reader’s aid for Biblical Aramaic. The editors are to be congratulated for a very useful tool and the publisher is to be thanked for bringing to us a work which will undoubtedly find its way to many classrooms and studies.

—Jim West, Zwinglius Redivivus blog

Donald R. Vance has served as Associate Professor of Biblical Languages and Literature at Oral Roberts University, studied Northwest Semitic Philology at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, and received a Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation from the Joint Doctoral Program of the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology. He is the author of The Question of Meter in Biblical Hebrew Poetry.

George Athas (PhD, University of Sydney) is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Lecturer in Old Testament, Hebrew, and Church History at Moore College, in Sydney, Australia, and the author of several books, including The Tel Dan Inscription: A Reappraisal and a New Interpretation.

Yael Avrahami (PhD, University of Haifa) is chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Oranim Academic College in Haifa, Israel, and the author of The Senses of Scripture: Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible.

Jonathan G. Kline (PhD, Harvard University) is the author of Allusive Soundplay in the Hebrew Bible and co-author of Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook. He currently serves as the academic editor at Hendrickson Publishers.


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