Arameans, Aramaic, and the Bible

  title={Arameans, Aramaic, and the Bible},
  author={R. A. Bowman},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={65 - 90}
  • R. A. Bowman
  • Published 1948
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
IN THE introduction to his admirable commentary on Daniel, Professor Montgomery was quite justified in 1927 in remarking: "Aramaic is still treated as a luxury and exotic in the study of the Old Testament and, one might add, the New Testament."2 In general, the situation today remains unchanged. We still have no good grammar of biblical Aramaic available for use in theological seminaries, and courses in the subject are offered infrequently. Within recent years there has been heated controversy… Expand
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