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A Poem in the Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Urmia Author(s): L. Yaure

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LITTLE did I realize twenty-five years ago, when I proposed an Aram topic for my doctoral dissertation to Prof. William F. Albright at Johns Hopkins University,’ that I would one day be addressing the Societ Biblical Literature as its president on a subject that would be related to s topic and that has held my interest during the suc A poem in...

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The Aramaic Origin of the Gospel of John Author(s): Charles C. Torrey

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IN the numerous discussions of the Greek of New Testament documents with reference to the question of translation from Aramaic originals, the Fourth Gospel has generally been left out of account. The language of the Synoptists has been ex- amined very diligently from this point of view, especially dur ing the past two or three decades, and at least one competen Semitic scholar has published material of high importance Aramaic origin of the gosple of...

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The Aramaic Language and the Study of the New Testament Author(s): Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Library | Comments Off on The Aramaic Language and the Study of the New Testament Author(s): Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Aramaic and new testement

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Two Aramaic Legal Documents Author(s): T. Kwasman

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The Aramaic clay tablets presented here are legal documents with Neo-Assyrian formularies.’ These texts are important as they attest to an Akkadian legal tradition and its adaptation to an Aramaic context. The fact that the writing material is clay is exceptional since one would expect an Aramaic document to be written on parchment or papyrus. Published examples of Aramaic docu- ments on clay are relatively uncommon although more are Two Aramiac legal...

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Syrian Christian Writers In The World of Islam – Prof. Sidney H. Griffith

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Syrian Christian Writers In The World of Islam Disputes With Muslims in Syriac Christian Texts: From Patriarch John (d. 648) to Bar Hebreus (d. 1286) Prof. Sidney H. Griffith Professor of theology at the Catholic University of America, Washington D. C. The American Foundation for Syriac Studies When the Muslims came to power in Mesopotamia (al-Jazirah and al-Iraq) in the heart of the territories of the Syriac-speaking Christian communities of the patriarchate of Antioch, and established at Basrah and Kufa the Arab communities that would be the centers of Islamic power in the vast territories...

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The Chronicle of Edessa

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                                                   The Chronicle of Edessa The Chronicle of Edessa is a history from the beginning of the kingdom of Edessa in the year 180 of the Greeks to the time of the Persian war between Justinian and Chosroes, in the year 540 A.D. The author’s name is unknown, but it is believed that he lived about 550 A.D. and was of the Catholic faith. The Chronicle of Edessa has benefited early Christian writers, as well as Moses of Chorene, Eusebius of Caesarea, and of course, present-day historians. 1. In the year 180 kings began to rule...

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