[b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Jul 23 11:32:27 EDT 2005

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005 10:08:10 -0500 "Harold R. Holmyard III"
<hholmyard at ont.com> writes:
> Dear George,
> >  > HH: No, I'm not, because they have to get their facts straight. 
> So
> >  > they have to go to reputable authorities in matters like this.
> >
> >Surely you jest!  Have you read any newspapers lately?  I would 
> about as
> >soon consult a ouiji board.
> HH: It is the editorial policy at good news outlets (like CBS) to 
> check facts. That is why people resign or get fired or transferred 
> when it is discovered that they make serious errors of fact. I grant 
> you this topic would probably not rise to that level in their view, 
> but the Associated Press and CBS sources I cited had apparently 
> consulted with experts. Secular sources do not make up such "facts." 
> Some of the people mentioned by CBS include:
> "Undoubtedly, Aramaic is in danger of disappearing," said Moshe 
> Bar-Asher, president of the Academy of the Hebrew Language in 
> Jerusalem.
> Michael Sokoloff, a professor of Hebrew and Semitic languages at 
> Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv, said it is believed that parts of 
> the Gospels were originally written in Aramaic, but only Greek 
> writings have been found.
>                                         Yours,
>                                         Harold Holmyard

No, they only use forged documents which they attempt to pawn off as
real, but they don't make up facts.


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