Aramaic Script


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Aramaic Script

 

a writing system which describes only consonant sounds. Aramaic script, which is based on Phoenician script, arose at the beginning of the first millennium B.C. among Semitic tribes in the northwest, known as Aramaeans. Its oldest literary remains date from the ninth and eighth centuries B.C. Aramaic script was one of the two writing systems (with Persian cuneiform) used in Achaemenian Iran. Aramaic script can be traced back to Syriac Square Hebrew, Arabic, Pahlavi, Ugaritic, Mongolian, and other scripts.

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11-36) deals with the use of the paleo-Hebrew script, the adoption of the Aramaic script by the Jews, and the Samaritan alphabet.
Naveh, "The Development of the Aramaic Script," Proceedings of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities 5.
107-9), as well as the diagnostic differences between Old Hebrew, Phoenician, and Aramaic scripts, will very likely be passed over by the "non-technical" audience to whom he devotes this book.
The first must see is Madain Saleh north of Madinah; it is home to 131 tombs, 45 of which carry inscriptions in late Aramaic scripts.
Despite the prevailing controversy among scholars concerning the religious background of magic text formulas in various Aramaic scripts and dialects, certain bowl texts show undoubtable Jewish contents and lore, although not all Aramaic square-script bowl texts contain Jewish themes.
Aramaic spellings are given uppercase, but Parthian spellings in Aramaic scripts are given lowercase.