[b-hebrew] Aramaic and Hebrew

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Sat Sep 23 09:45:25 EDT 2006


Dear sujata,

> Did Hebrew and Aramaic co-exist? If that was the case, what was the reason 
> Aramaic replaced Hebrew in Judaea and surrounds?

I believe the Babylonian Captivity had a lot to do 
with it. Aramaic was the language spoken in the 
Persian Empire:

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:KnnWRYFkDLMJ:www.unish.org/unish/DOWN/PDF/Chul-hyunBae%255B1%255D.pdf+Persian+empire+aramaic&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1

Yours,
Harold Holmyard



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