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Aramaic was the language of Jesus.[1] It is a Semitic language and was spoken by the Aramaeans and spread across the Mesopotamia and became the language of the Persian Empire.[1] It was most closely related to Hebrew and Arabic. The post-biblical Rabbinic commentary on the Bible and application of the Biblical laws (as well as perpetuating of the Biblical lore) to contemporary Jewish life, is known as the Talmud. The first part of the Talmud is primarily in Mishnaic (2nd cent. B.C. to 2nd cent. A.D.) Hebrew and secondarily in Aramaic. The second part of the Talmud, known as the Gemara, is primarily in Aramaic and secondarily in Hebrew. The Babylonian recension of the Talmud - representing Babylonian exilic Judaism - is authoritative for Jews today rather than the Palestinian Talmud - representing "Land of Israel" Hebrew-speaking Judaism from Palestine.

Parts of the New Testament were written in Aramaic.[1]

It survives today only in isolated Lebanese villages as well as some Nestorians in northern Iraq and eastern Turkey.[1]

==The "FAKE LANGUAGE Catholic Church, the Maronite Church, the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, the Syro-Malabar Church and the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

See Also

  • Hebrew for the structure of Aramaic language as a member of the Semitic language family.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The New American Desk Encyclopedia, Penguin Group, 1989