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Bibil Identifier bibil:213561
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Aramaic Dialect of the James Ossuary Inscription
Author Flesher, Paul V.M.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 2, Issue: 1)
Response article Response to Paul Flesher, 'The Aramaic Dialect of the James Ossuary Inscription'
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 37-55 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Discussion of the Aramaic used in the James Ossuary inscription has so far been limited to whether the Aramaic grammatical forms could be found in the first century. There is a little evidence that supports a positive answer. This essay asks a different question, in which Aramaic dialect are the inscription's Aramaic forms most common? That answer is that they are the standard forms in Jewish Palestinian Aramaic, which was the Galilean dialect from the end of the second century onwards. The inscription is thus most likely later than the period claimed by its promoters.
DOI 10.1163/000000004781446475
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Middle Aramaic : Jewish Literary Aramaic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Themes : Ossuary
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