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    Re: The Red Tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    My understanding is that the majority of the Old Testament was written in Aramaic.

    If we are going to remove prejudice from our interpretations then we *have* to go back to the original source and work from that - we still won't succeed but unless we do that we have no hope.
    I believe that the scriptures were originally written in Hebrew, and while Aramaic supplanted Hebrew in common usage in the later centuries BC, the Scholars held to Hebrew.
    There was a transcription to Aramaic, called the Targem, that was used for the public reading of the scriptures after Aramaic had become the common language of the People.

    Perhaps one of our more scholarly members could weigh in on that?
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    Re: The Red Tent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    My understanding is that the majority of the Old Testament was written in Aramaic.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Aramaic


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleo-Hebrew_alphabet is relevant too.

    The character set in which the Old Testament was written is the Aramaic alphabet, the language is Hebrew not Aramaic other than the exceptions noted - Daniel, Ezekiel and oddments.
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