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Linguistics and New Testament: Pronunciation

Dr. Randall Buth recently gave a presentation at SEBTS (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 26 April 2019) on Linguistics and New Testament: Pronunciation. SEBTS has posted the session on youtube. While the lecture ends up on Greek pronunciation, the introduction addresses an important and wide-reaching note for pedagogy: why speech is vital for development of high [...]

Why Christian Aramaic if it is not the Aramaic of the OT?

After more than a decade of providing curricula in biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek, we are excited to offer our first book in Aramaic: Living Christian Aramaic: Introduction Part One ! As you might be aware, Christian Aramaic, also commonly known as Classical Syriac, is a different dialect of Aramaic from that found in the Hebrew Bible / Old [...]

By |2017-08-11T07:45:31-07:00August 11th, 2017|ancient language acquisition, Aramaic|0 Comments

Why learn Syriac?

Special guest post by Jordash Kiffiak, co-author of Living Christian Aramaic   Syriac is not merely the dialect of Aramaic that provides learners with the largest body of Aramaic literature, including a lengthy catalog of Christian texts written in a Semitic language and related to the Bible and the earliest followers of Jesus. Syriac also [...]

By |2017-08-17T10:23:02-07:00August 11th, 2017|ancient language acquisition, Aramaic, Blog, Syriac|0 Comments