from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but widely used by non-Aramean peoples throughout southwest Asia. Also called Aramean, Chaldean.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A subfamily of languages in the Northwest Semitic language group including (but not limited to):
- adj. Referring to the Aramaic language, alphabet, culture or poetry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to Aram, or to the territory, inhabitants, language, or literature of Syria and Mesopotamia; Aramæan; -- specifically applied to the northern branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Aramean.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the ancient Aramaic languages
- n. an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it
- n. a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
He writes that the Access America CSR told him "that I should have read the size 4 font in Aramaic hidden by a floating pop up customer survey before paying for the insurance."
Most scholars believe that Jesus spoke in Aramaic, the common language of that time and place.
But the high priest insists, in Aramaic, "Crucify him."
This hypothesis is not intrinsically improbable — and in Aramaic, a language closely related to Hebrew, “to be” actually is hâwâ — but it should be noted that in adopting it we admit that, using the name Hebrew in the historical sense, Yahweh is not a Hebrew name.
Jesus also used a common phrase during his time: he called himself the Son of Man, which in Aramaic could possibly mean "I," "anyone," or "someone."
In the summer of 2007, the institute, in affiliation with the University of Damascus, opened its doors in Maaloula, the main town where Aramaic is spoken.
Now, a new program in Maaloula, one of the few places where Aramaic is still spoken, will change that.
In addition to the "Judah son of Jesus" inscription, which is written in Aramaic on one of the ossuaries, another limestone burial box is labeled in Aramaic with "Jesus Son of Joseph."
A sixth inscription, written in Aramaic, translates to "Judah Son of Jesus."
Think about it: Christian communities that have existed almost since the Nazarene's resurrection (and who pray in Aramaic and worship in the land where the Garden of Eden supposedly existed) perservered through two millennia of empires, wars, catastrophes and religious persecution ... until the current military occupation and sectarian war.
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