Aramaic Language
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Likely the spoken language of Jesus and his disciples. Aramaic was the common language of much of the ancient Near East from ca. 600 bc to the first centuries ad. Some parts of the Bible were written in Aramaic.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aramaic Language
Aramaic Language Likely the spoken language of Jesus and his disciples. Aramaic was the common language of much of the ancient Near East from ca. 600 bc to the first centuries ad. Some parts of the Bible were written in Aramaic.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aramaic Language
Aramaic Language. One of the three languages in which the Bible was written.See Biblical Languages.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aramaic ar-ə-māʹik [Heb. arāmîṯ]; AV SYRIAN, SYRIAC. A language or group of languages of the Semitic family, closely related to Hebrew. Biblical Aramaic, formerly called Chaldee, is the name given to the Aramaic occasionally found in the OT, viz.: (1) two words in Gen. 31:47 used by Laban, whereas
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ARAMAIC One of the three original languages of the Bible, found in sections of the book of Daniel (2:4b–7:28) and Ezra (4:8–6:18; 7:12–26). Aramaic phrases and expressions also appear in Genesis (31:47), Jeremiah (10:11), and the NT.Old Testament Use Aramaic is linguistically very close to Hebrew and
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aramaic (air´uh-may´ik), a Semitic language closely related to Hebrew. It has been spoken in the Levant from the ninth century bce until the present in a variety of dialects. It originated among the Arameans of northern Syria, said to be among the ancestors of Abraham (Gen. 28:2–5; Deut. 26:5). When
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARAMAIC. A general term for some Semitic dialects related to Hebrew. Besides isolated words in the OT, Aramaic is found in Ezr 4:8–6:18; Ezr 7:12–26; Dan 2:4b–7:28; Jer 10:11. Some Aramaic expressions occur in the NT. The originals of some of the apocryphal and pseudepigraphal books were written in Aramaic.
SYRIAN. The word refers to (1) terms translating the names Aram and Arameans; (2) the language of Syria, Aramaic (2 Kgs 18:26; Ezr 4:7); (3) the inhabitants of Syria (Gen 25:20; 2 Sam 8:5).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aramaic (Heb. ʾăramɩ̂ṯ)A Northwest Semitic language closely related to Hebrew. Well attested in multiple dialects and extremely long-lived (modern Aramaic dialects are spoken to this day in parts of the Middle East and elsewhere), its importance for biblical studies cannot be overemphasized. Portions
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aramaic [ărˊə māˊĭk] (Heb. ˒aramîṯ). † A Semitic language, closely related to Hebrew. Portions of the Old Testament are written in one of its dialects, called Biblical Aramaic.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARAMAIC A northwest Semitic language (other members of the same subfamily include Ammonite, Canaanite, Edomite, Hebrew, Moabite, Phoenician, and Ugaritic) that served as the primary language of business and communication across the Near East from around 600 b.c. to around a.d. 700. Aramaic was also a
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Aramaic Language
ARAMAIC LANGUAGEAramaic was one of the major languages of the ancient Middle East. Along with Canaanite (Phoenician, Hebrew, Moabite, Edomite) and Ugaritic, it belongs to the Northwest group of Semitic languages. Aramaic is distinguished within the Northwest Semitic languages by having an article the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Aramaic. The Semitic language which was the vernacular in Palestine in the time of Christ, and which He Himself almost certainly used. It had long been spoken by the Aramaeans in N. Syria and in Mesopotamia, and came to be used increasingly throughout the Levant for commercial and diplomatic transactions
Chaldee. An obsolete and misleading name for *Aramaic (the language used in a few passages in the OT). The word appears to go back to St *Jerome and probably owes its origin to an incorrect identification of the languages referred to in Dan. 1:4 and 2:4 respectively.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ARAMA´IC (ar-a-māʹik). A NW Semitic dialect. It was formerly inaccurately called Chaldee (Chaldaic) because it was spoken by the Chaldeans of the book of Daniel (2:4–7:28). But since the Chaldeans are known to have generally spoken Akkad., the term Chaldee has been abandoned. Numerous references to