[b-hebrew] Tammuz, image of

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Thu May 6 10:36:28 EDT 2004

Hey, you can get too picky!

Today in the synagog, those months’ names are 
called “Hebrew” because they were adopted into 
Hebrew. Similarly, they had been adopted into 
Aramaic. Therefore I have no problem calling 
them “Aramaic”.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bearpecs at aol.com
> The language of the months is Akkadian, not Aramaic.
> In a message dated 5/5/2004 4:36:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> kwrandolph at email.com writes:
> Similarly “it’s in the language” is why Aramaic 
> speaking Jews would use the Aramaic names for 
> the months even though not worshipping the 
> Babylonian gods. If they were still speaking 
> Hebrew as their primary tongue, would they 
> not continue to use the Hebrew names for the 
> months? If not, why not?

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