[tc-list] Re: Semitic Original
>At 11:24 PM 01/05/2000 -0600, you wrote:It is a straw man. Obviously it is not "first century Palestenian Aramaic"
>>>At 09:45 PM 01/05/2000 -0700, you wrote:
>>>>> Dave Washburn said,
>>>>stronger grounding in Koine Greek, and this is to say nothing of the
>>>>fact that Syriac isn't exactly first-century Palestinian Aramaic.
>>>Sort of like the difference between the Babylonian Talmud's Aramaic and the
>>>Jerusalem Talmud';s Aramaic.
>>Yes exactly like that. There is no such thing as first century Palestenian
>>Aramaic. The dialect known as "Palestenian Aramaic" dates to a much later
>>time. The Aramaic used in Judea in the first century (and that of the
>>Qumran material and Bar Kokhba Letters) is Middle Aramaic. By the way the
>>Syriac Aramaic of the Peshitta is closely realed to the Babylonian Aramaic
>>of the Babylonian Talmud, they are both of the branch of Aramaic known as
>Then you have proven Dave's point.
because ther is no such thing. The dialect known as Palestenian Aramaic
did not exist in the first century.
The Peshitta and Old Syriac ARE written in Syriac whach WAS used in Syria
in the first century and would have been used by the first Gentile
Christians at Antioch. They likley updated the dialect from either Hebrew
or Middle Aramaic.
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