Psalm 2:12 and Proverbs 31 ben/bar

Fred Putnam fputnam at
Mon Apr 1 10:15:30 EST 2002

With regard to "Aramaisms" in BH, I have found the following helpful.

When I was in grad school (Dropsie), Stephen Geller, our professor, suggested that "An 
'Aramaism' is merely a word common to both languages that happens to occur more 
frequently in Aramaic than in [Biblical] Hebrew." [The quotation marks are meant only to 
show attribution, not to imply a verbatim quote.]

Best wishes,

Frederic Clarke Putnam, Ph.D.
"Dominus illuminatio mea."

Professor of Old Testament
Biblical Theological Seminary
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