There are 269 verses in the Old Testament written in Aramaic rather than Hebrew, most found in the books of Daniel and Ezra. Basics of Biblical Aramaic follows the same easy-to-understand style in the widely-used Basics of Biblical Hebrew textbook and course, and includes everything needed to learn biblical Aramaic.
This course is designed for students who already have a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew. Alongside lessons and reviews, Basics of Biblical Aramaic includes a complete lexicon of biblical Aramaic and a complete annotated text of all 269 Bible verses written in Aramaic.
- an introduction to the Aramaic alphabet and the basic building blocks of biblical Aramaic
- foundational knowledge of Aramaic nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and other parts of speech
- facility with Aramaic verb forms
- confidence in your growing knowledge through unit assessments and cutting-edge review tools
Miles Van Pelt
Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Miles Van Pelt is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Director of Summer Institute for Biblical Languages, and Academic Dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi.
1. Alphabet, Vowels, and Syllabification
2. Nouns: Absolute State, Determined State, and Construct
3. Conjunctions and Prepositions
4. Pronominal Suffixes
6. Adjectives and Numbers
7. Adverbs and Particles
8. Introduction to Aramaic Verbs, Peal Perfect
9. MIDTERM EXAM
10. Peal Imperfect
11. Peal Imperative and Peal Infinitive Construct
12. Peal Participle
13. The Peil, Hithpeel, and Ithpeel Stems
14. The Pael Stem
15. The Hithpaal and Ithpall Stems
16. The Haphel Stem
17. The Aphel, Shaphel, and Hophal Stems
18. FINAL EXAM
This Course is based on the book Basics of Biblical Aramaic: Complete Grammar, Lexicon, and Annotated Text by Miles Van Pelt. While taking this course, you will have online access to most of this book's contents. However, if you want off line access or want this book in your personal library as a long-term reference, you may purchase it by clicking on the button to the right which will link you to amazon.ca.