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Biblical Languages: Aramaic Resources

This guide has been created to assist students in the Biblical Languages undergraduate major and the Master's program.

Aramaic Language

Aramaic is an "ancient Semitic language used in Palestine and other parts of the Middle East at the time of Christ. Originally the language of nomadic groups who established small states in Mesopotamia during the late 2nd millennium bc it became the common spoken and written language of the Middle East under the Persian Empire until replaced by Arabic. Parts of the Old Testament were originally written in Aramaic, and it was the language that Jesus spoke. Minor dialects still persist today in small Christian communities of the Near and Middle East." (Philips Encyclopedia, 2008)

Aramaic Bibles

Online Aramaic Resources

Aramaic Lexicons and Dictionaries

Other Aramaic Resources