Re: Aramaic speech and script

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Sun Jan 24 2010 - 10:40:00 CST

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    On 01/24/2010 01:22 AM, Aviah Morag - TransLink wrote:
    > For what it's worth, Ilana Sasson, a friend and expert on ancient
    > Semitic langauges, offers the following:
    > --
    > It does not look like any of the sets of scripts that I am familiar
    > with. It almost looks to me like a modern attempt to mimic ancient
    > writing. The closest script is that which was used in the DSS Isaiah,
    > which is considered square Hebrew Script. However, I suspect that the
    > first line is more like:
    > תתיהו בר זבידא

    Presumably the first letter is missing and the first word is the name
    מתתיהו (Matithias/Matthew).


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