- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Noohra Foundation; 2nd Revised edition edition (December 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 096312921X
- ISBN-13: 978-0963129215
- Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,037,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Classical Aramaic: Book 1 2nd Revised edition Edition
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A unique and invaluable contribution to the emerging field of Aramaic Bible scholarship and explication. -- Richard Leviton, author of The Imagination of Pentacost
About the Author
Rocco A. Errico, Th.D., D.D., is an ordained minister, author and lecturer and one of the nation's leading biblical scholars working from the original Aramaic texts. Dr. Errico is the recipient of numerous awards and academic degrees, including a doctorate in Letters from the College of Seminarians, The Apostolic Succession of Antioch and the Church of the EastAmerican See, a doctorate in Divinity from St. Ephrem's Institute in Sweden, and a doctorate in Philosophy from the School of Christianity in Los Angeles. For ten years he studied intensively with Dr. George M. Lamsa, world-renowned native Assyrian scholar of the Scriptures. In 1970 Dr. Errico established the Noohra Foundation, which is dedicated to helping people of all faiths to understand the Near Eastern background and Aramaic interpretation of the Bible.
The Rev. Fr. Michael J. Bazzi, L.S.T., pastor of St. Peter Chaldean Catholic Church of San Diego, Aramaic instructor for Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, both in California, is also an author, teacher, linguist, translator, Bible authority, and pastoral counselor. He was born in Telkepe, a suburb of ancient Nineveh and has been in the United States since 1974.
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A better title for this book would have been "An introduction to Syriac Scripts". And it does it well. The bulk of the book concerns itself with the Eastern Syriac (Nestorian) script. For each letter, the stroke order is shown, and room is alloted for practice. After the alphabet has been introduced, the Estrangela letters that differ from the Nestorian are given. (The Serta script is not given). There is a small section on vocalization, and rules for spirantization. There is little or no grammar given.
All in all, a good introduction to the script. Valuable as a "pre-primer" to more advanced Syriac grammars such as Thackston or Muraoka.
Cons: There is very little to no grammar included. It is a good book for beginners, but for the more advanced I would recommend "Introduction to Syriac" by Wheeler M. Thackston.