[b-hebrew] Discovering the language of Jesus

dwashbur at nyx.net dwashbur at nyx.net
Mon Oct 2 18:09:56 EDT 2006


Yes, talitha cumi is Aramaic.

On 2 Oct 2006 at 12:49, sujata wrote:

> Is Talitha Cumi Aramaic? Wasn't Jesus, King of the Jews written in Aramaic as well?
>    
>   Sujata
> 
> Oun Kwon <kwonbbl at gmail.com> wrote:
>   What was it in the nonbiblical DSS material? Was it mostly in Aramaic?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Oun.
> 
> 
> > Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 18:46:14 +0100
> > From: "Chris and Nel" 
> > Subject: [b-hebrew] Discovering the language of Jesus
> 
> 
> > Dear Oun,
> >
> > I am not able to answer the question about Jesus, but I would like to
> > 'donate' some balance to the idea that all the jews coming back from babylon
> > spoke Aramaic, this reasoning propagated by many, is entirely unjustified.
> > Nehemiah 13:24 is but a small, indicative clue to the practicality of the
> > situation. I believe that common sense and modern history can teach us that
> > many Jews would have retained their native dialects and passed them on.
> > Some would have abandoned their children's language to the language of
> > Babylonia. My own children have not been allowed to forget their native
> > language in spite of living in an English speaking environment. I have heard
> > and read it so many times that the Jews spoke aramaic after Babylon -- and I
> > find it a simplistic view of a complex environment. Nehemiah 13:24 does in
> > no way deny that jews may well be conversing in aramaic, the business
> > community, to converse with their neighbours etc, but it also presents an
> > unexpected portrayal of Practical daily life that I am thankful was inserted
> > into the scripture.
> >
> > Chris Watts
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