Transliteration involves rendering a language from one writing system to another.
Though it sounds similar to translation, they are two different processes with very different goals. 463 more words
St. Mark’s belongs to one of the most ancient Christian denominations in the Holy Land: the Syriac Orthodox. A tradition developed in antiquity that the Last Supper and the first speaking in tongues, also marked on nearby Mount Zion, took place at John Mark’s house. 47 more words
(My answer to this question at Quora.com)
The experts are divided on this question: some think that Judeans carried on speaking Aramaic after their return from Babylon, and used Hebrew only in prayer and Scripture writing and Talmudic debates; others think that they reverted to speaking Hebrew on return from Babylon (or had even maintained it while in Babylonian exile), and spoke Aramaic as a second language, since it was the lingua franca of the entire Middle East. 391 more words