[b-hebrew] FYI: Aramaic study
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Fri Dec 24 22:39:20 EST 2010
1. do these people speak arabic, write arabic, read arabic ... in their
synagogues in 2010? .... despite being surrounded by tens of millions of
arab speakers? .... uh, negative ....
2. did these people speak arabic, write arabic, read arabic in their
synagogues in 1010 a.d., despite being surrounded by millions of arab
speakers? ... negative. ....
3. did these people speak aramaic, write aramaic, read aramaic in their
synagogues in 110 a.d., despite being surrounded by millions of aramaic
speakers? .... negative ...
this is not rocket science ....; you may not like it; but the fact remains,
the hebrews generally spoke, read, and wrote in hebrew .... now and then ...
a. do arabic translations of the tanakh exist and circulate in ארץ ישראל
today? affirmative ....
b. did aramaic translations of the tanakh books exist and circulate in ארץ
ישראל in 110 a.d.? affirmative ...
c. do "a" & "b" change "1," "2" and "3?" ... negative.
On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Jack Kilmon <jkilmon at historian.net> wrote:
> How does how well a targum weathered the millennia effect the FACT that a
> Targum was a translation or paraphrase or explanation of a Hebrew biblical
> text in the common language? 11Q10, the Qumran Targum of Job consists of
> thirty eight columns and is a targum of the 1st century BCE. The fragment
> of the Targum of Leviticus, 4Q156, is still a targum and is the oldest from
> the 2nd century BCE. The Genesis Apocryphon "...fits squarely into the main
> stream of targumim and midrashim and represents the oldest prototype of
> both..." M. Lehman resQ 1 (1958-59) 251. The Targumim of the Beb-Ezra
> Synagogue of the Cairo Genizah date to the 7th century. These are not
> "speculations" nor "opinions" because they conflict with your position.
> These are facts and there is a long bibliography.
> Jack Kilmon
> San Antonio, TX
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