Assyrian Hebrew?

Lewis Reich lewreich at
Tue Aug 10 06:52:33 EDT 1999

Henry Churchyard wrote

> But I can tell you how the word "Assyrian" actually has some remote
> shadow of relevance in all this -- it comes from the fact that the
> early Rabbis sometimes termed the Aramaic (or "square") alphabet as
> the "Assyrian" alphabet. 

That is how the "sqare" alphabet is referred to in the Talmud.

Lewis Reich
lewreich at

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