Katie Couric and Modern Aramaic

The claim that modern Aramaic is the language of Jesus over-reaches a bit, but the dialect of Jesus does belong to the same language family as the modern type described here (called Ma’lula).

See the clip.

3 thoughts on “Katie Couric and Modern Aramaic

  1. In the next week or two, I’ll actually be going over the Lord’s Prayer as found in the dialect of Ma`loula (which is absolutely fascinating), the dialect of the Syriac Peshitta (which is the most common "Aramaic Lord’s Prayer" circulating around the internet), and reconstructions of the dialect of Jesus of Nazereth (from various scholars over the years).<BR/><BR/>It’s going to be neat. :-)<BR/><

  2. I would be interested in seeing that. Will you be composing the prayer from reconstructions of the dialect or using reconstructions of the prayer itself?

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