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