Basics of Biblical Aramaic

Basics of Biblical Aramaic

Taught by Miles Van Pelt

Designed for students with a working knowledge of Hebrew, this easy-to-follow course includes everything needed to learn biblical Aramaic.

Course Details

  • 16 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 7 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • Basics of Biblical Aramaic

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Course Description

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 book 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.

By completing this course, you’ll gain

  • 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

Meet Your Instructors

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.

Course Outline

  • Unit 1: Alphabet, Vowels, and Syllabification

  • Unit 2: Nouns: Absolute State, Determined State, and Construct State

  • Unit 3: Conjunctions and Prepositions

  • Unit 4: Pronominal Suffixes

  • Unit 5: Pronouns

  • Unit 6: Adjectives and Numbers

  • Unit 7: Adverbs and Particles

  • Unit 8: Introduction to Aramaic Verbs, Peal Perfect

  • Unit 9: Peal Imperfect

  • Unit 10: Peal Imperative and Peal Infinitive Construct

  • Unit 11: Peal Participle

  • Unit 12: The Peil, Hithpeel, and Ithpeel Stems

  • Unit 13: The Pael Stem

  • Unit 14: The Hithpaal and Ithpall Stems

  • Unit 15: The Haphel Stem

  • Unit 16: The Aphel, Shaphel, and Hophal Stems

 

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