Dictionary of Qumran Aramaic

Dictionary of Qumran Aramaic

Edward C. Cook


The Aramaic texts one of the lifeless Sea Scrolls are one of the most crucial discoveries for the background of Aramaic and for the heritage of early Judaism and Christianity. They represent a lacking hyperlink among Biblical Aramaic and the later Aramaic of the targums and midrashic literature. between them are the oldest texts we've got of the Book of Enoch and Tobit, in addition to the earliest Aramaic translation of a component to Scripture, the Targum of Job. different formerly unknown texts reminiscent of the Genesis Apocryphon and the Aramaic Levi Document have unfolded many new avenues of study at the literature of early Judaism, and the dialect itself is chronologically the single nearest to the origins of Christianity.

Now, for the 1st time, there's a accomplished dictionary of the entire Aramaic texts from the eleven Qumran caves, from a famous professional in Qumran Aramaic. it's the first dictionary in any language committed completely to this crucial Aramaic corpus and features a wealth of aspect, together with definitions, broad citations of the resources, discussions of inauspicious passages, revised readings, and a bibliography. it is going to be an integral source to somebody attracted to the lifeless Sea Scrolls, the literature of early Judaism and Christianity, and the Aramaic language.  

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