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Subject:  Re: Paul Has Been Suspended Date:  11/1/2004  2:57 PM
Author:  ghdude Number:  628208 of 2304531

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.


I'm sure you're right but I'm totally lost now. So I looked it up and I appear to be wrong.

http://www.bartleby.com/61/tree.html

Also, while searching for this "tree" I came across this article which eplains what I was trying to say.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic

Derek

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