Literary Sources for the History of Palestine and Syria: Old Aramaic Inscriptions

@inproceedings{Layton1988LiterarySF,
  title={Literary Sources for the History of Palestine and Syria: Old Aramaic Inscriptions},
  author={Scott C. Layton and Dennis G. Pardee},
  year={1988}
}
The language of the Arameans, Aramaic can be traced back to about 1000 B.C.E. By the beginning of the sixth century B.C.E. it was the lingua franca of the ancient Near East.