LAN301: Biblical Aramaic I (IMTI 2014)

IMTI SEALThis course will launch in September 2014.  ContactIMTI to enroll.

Course Description
This 12-week course will cover Biblical Aramaic Grammar and Exegesis. This is the language used for Daniel 2-7 and small portions of Ezra, Jeremiah, and Genesis, as well as the Elephantine Papyri, the Targumim and several other Jewish writings (both mainstream and Messianic). This course will work from the Ashuri block script form of Aramaic, which is also associated with Biblical Hebrew.

Syllabus & Course Schedule


  • A Hebrew Bible (some sections are in Aramaic).
  • Holladay, William L. A Concise Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament based upon the Lexical Work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner. Grand Rapids. Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1988. ISBN 978-0-8028-3413-3.
  • Van Pelt, Miles V. Basics of Biblical Aramaic. Grand Rapids,Mich.: Zondervan, 2011. ISBN 978-0-3104-9391-4.

Supplemental Materials


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