A grammar of Egyptian Aramaic

  title={A grammar of Egyptian Aramaic},
  author={Takamitsu Muraoka and Bezalel Porten},
This up-to-date grammar of Egyptian Aramaic of the middle of the first millennium BCE is meant to replace P. Leander's grammar of 1928, but also has a substantial section on syntax, which was totally lacking in Leander's grammar. The grammar is based on a much greater amount of texts than is the case with Leander's grammar, but also on an edition of texts incorporating a personal fresh study of them as presented in Porten and Yardeni's Textbook of Aramaic Texts from Ancien Egypt (1986). 

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  • B. Suchard
  • Linguistics, History
    Vetus Testamentum
  • 2020
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