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Subject:  Re: Paul Has Been Suspended Date:  11/1/2004  2:28 PM
Author:  Anibaldo Number:  628171 of 2303586

Aramaic. But they spoke Hebrew before that. I'm not trying to be difficult. I just don't understand your point.

Where? In Babylon?

I don't understand your point. Hebrew is a North-West Semitic language just as Aramaic is.

The oldest epigraphic testimonies we have from Aramaic are older than those very few we possess of Hebrew.

Hebrew did not develop into Aramaic; the Jews at some stage (probably around the third century B.C.) adopted Aramaic as their spoken language. Hebrew became the language of the scholars.

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