Aramaic (Air´uh-may´ik)

A Semitic language closely related to Hebrew. Several passages in the OT are written in Aramaic (Ezra 4:8-6:18; Ezra 7:12-26; Dan 2:4-7:28; Jer 10:10-11; Gen 31:47). Jesus probably spoke a dialect of Western Aramaic and some words in the NT come from Aramaic, e.g., “Talitha cum,” “Maranatha,” and “Golgotha.”

Ezra 4:8-6:18

8Rehum the royal deputy and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to King Artaxerxes as follows9(then Rehum the royal deputy, Shimshai the scribe ... View more

Ezra 7:12-26

12“Artaxerxes, king of kings, to the priest Ezra, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven: Peace. And now13I decree that any of the people of Israel or their ... View more

Dan 2:4-7:28

4The Chaldeans said to the king (in Aramaic), “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will reveal the interpretation.”5The king answered the ... View more

Jer 10:10-11

10But the Lord is the true God;
he is the living God and the everlasting King.
At his wrath the earth quakes,
and the nations cannot endure his indignation.
11T ... View more

Gen 31:47

47Laban called it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed.

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