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Was Jesus Magical? Larry Hurtado on "Semitic Language in Mark"

Larry Hurtado, a biblical scholar based out of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, recently wrote a blog post addressing the question of whether some of the Semitic terminology used in the Gospel of Mark are examples of magical incantations. 257 more words

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Gratitude, from the Deep Well of Sorrow

It isn’t Syriac, not even Arabic; both of which I love to hear being sung at the Maronite church in Buffalo, New York—with the incense filling the worship hall in thick haze, the parishioners dressed in  black, the back of their hair illuminated by the narrow and tall stained glass, and that sense of high church mystic becomes recognizable. 321 more words

Reading with a Print Text & Digital Lexicon

Over the summer I did a series of posts about different ways of reading Greek and Hebrew. I said that my the summer time tools of the trade are a… 817 more words


Hebrew notes = Daniel 7 (Aramaic)

Daniel 7 (PDF)
Daniel 7 (DOCX)

Is it coincidence that on the very last Sunday of the Christian calendar one of the Old Testament lections is not in Hebrew but in Aramaic? 10 more words


«Talitha kum»: what kind of Aramaic did Jesus speak?

A fact: Jesus did speak Aramaic

After Mel Gibson’s Passion was released (and maybe even before), people were strongly convinced that Jesus did speak Aramaic. And, as a matter of fact, they were probably right. 1,328 more words

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