Biblical Aramaic


Fall 2019
Wed 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM

An introduction to the grammar, syntax and vocabulary of the Aramaic language of the Old Testament. Class sessions, tests and examination.
Prerequisite: Introductory Hebrew


  • To understand the basic history, morphology (formation of
    letters, syllables, and words) and syntax (formation of thought groups: phrases, clauses, sentences) of biblical Aramaic and to acquire a basic reading vocabulary.


  • To gain an appreciation for Biblical Aramaic aesthetically and for
    the helpfulness of knowing Aramaic for understanding the Old Testament.


  • To demonstrate proficiency in reading Biblical Aramaic and in
    using the basic tools (grammars, lexicons) for studying Biblical Aramaic.