[b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Fri Jul 22 14:59:27 EDT 2005

Ken Penner wrote:

>Hi James,
>There must be more to your argument, which as it stands appears to be:
>Aramaic was sometimes used by Jews in the Second Temple period.
>Therefore "Aramaic had firmly supplanted the Hebrew language in everyday
>use" in the first century.
>It seems to me that three languages were in use in first century Judaea, so
>demonstrating the use of one does not demonstrate its dominance over the
>others. But it would be helpful to consider which  kinds of evidence could
>we appeal to in order to show which (if any) of the three was dominant for
>everyday use.
>Ken Penner



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