Aramaic- Level A

Learn Biblical Aramaic

We are excited to announce the opening of a new and unique language course: Biblical Aramaic! Now you can learn this fascinating ancient language and gain a deeper sense for those Biblical prophecies that were originally penned in Aramaic.

 

Why study Aramaic?

Read texts from the original Aramaic sections of the books of Daniel and Ezra 
Get the original meaning of Biblical prophecies
Learn a language that will enrich your understanding of the Biblical Hebrew
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Details

Course structure and goals

The classwork in Level A focuses on reading the Old Testament texts that were written in Aramaic. Over the course of the semester, participants will familiarize themselves with the basic Aramaic nouns and verbal paradigms, and acquire some 200 common Aramaic words. The grammatical topics are taught through the prism of the relevant sections of the Book of Ezra and the Aramaic prophecies in Daniel. The class meets once a week and the students are expected to complete the homework that is assigned after each session.

This course is for

Adults (18 and above) who know the Hebrew alphabet.

Duration

The equivalent of one academic year.

At the end of the course the student will

Have a basic vocabulary of 200 common Aramaic words.
Know the basic paradigms of nouns and verbs.
Know some basic syntactical features of the Aramaic.
Know about the original Aramaic meaning of the biblical stories.
Improve their ability to read Biblical Aramaic Text.

Academic Credit by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University, in collaboration with eTeacher, offers its very first accredited online Aramaic courses to overseas students. In accordance with the University’s strict academic requirements, attendance is mandatory. Moreover, students must submit papers and take examinations. Course graduates will earn 3 academic credits for the school year.

Schedule

Course Schedule

SemesterStartEnd

August 2014

Sun, August 03, 2014 Sat, May 02, 2015
US West coast (PST)
  • Group No. 63 - Wednesday, 17:10 - 18:05
  • Group No. 68 - Thursday, 18:00 - 18:55
 

September 2014

Sun, September 28, 2014 Sat, June 13, 2015
Europe (CET)
  • Group No. 71 - Sunday, 16:00 - 16:55
US East coast (EST)
  • Group No. 71 - Sunday, 10:00 - 10:55
US West coast (PST)
  • Group No. 71 - Sunday, 10:00 - 10:55
  • Group No. 70 - Thursday, 17:00 - 17:55
 

November 2014

Sun, November 30, 2014 Sat, July 25, 2015
Europe (CET)
  • Group No. 73 - Wednesday, 17:00 - 17:55
Europe (CET)
  • Group No. 73 - Wednesday, 17:00 - 17:55
Europe (CET)
  • Group No. 73 - Wednesday, 17:00 - 17:55
 

January 2015

Sun, January 18, 2015 Sat, September 12, 2015