There are 269 verses in the Old Testament written in Aramaic, not in Hebrew. Most of the verses are found in Daniel and Ezra. Basics of Biblical Aramaic follows the same easy-to-understand style found in the widely used Basics of Biblical Hebrew and includes everything you need to learn biblical Aramaic. This book is designed for those who already have a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew.
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“Every syllable must begin with one consonant and have only one vowel.” (Page 14)
“The Daghesh in a begadkephat is a Forte if preceded by a vowel. If it is not preceded by a vowel, it is a Lene.” (Page 16)
“In Aramaic, the definite article is spelled Qamets Alef, and it is suffixed to the word it determines.” (Page 26)
“Note that, in biblical Aramaic, there is no Waw Consecutive or consecutive verbal forms with the Perfect” (Page 76)
“a determined Aramaic noun is roughly equivalent to an English or Hebrew noun with the definite article.” (Page 26)
Miles Van Pelt (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, where he also serves as the director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages and academic dean.