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A Brief History of Aramaic

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In this introductory lesson to the History and Background of Aramaic, we provide a brief historical introduction to Aramaic.

In Part 1, we find that, in just a few centuries, English has radically changed - so much so, in fact, that native English speakers would actually struggle to understand the language as we go back century after century. And if we go back less than 1000 years, English is a totally different language compared with what we speak today. It is barely recognisable.

If we compare that situation with Aramaic, however, we find that Aramaic has lasted down through more than 4000 years of human history - to remain the same understandable language as it was back in the beginning. It is a remarkable story, which we look at in this lesson.

We also trace the use of Aramaic down through the centuries, and down through the millennia - through several world empires, through several countries and civilisations, and through the pages of the Bible.

In Part 2, we look at the history of Aramaic through the CAL - the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon.

The link for the CAL is:

This lesson will provide you with the background and orientation you need to understand the importance of Aramaic.

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