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Aramaic in Postbiblical Judaism and Early Christianity: Papers from the 2004 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at Duke University
Meyers, Eric M. and Paul V. M. Flesher, editors

Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2010 pp. xx + 300. $49.50

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Duke Judaic Studies, 3


Description: The essays in this volume came into being during a six-week residential seminar in the summer of 2004 held at Duke University and directed by the editors. The seminar focused on Aramaic in postbiblical Judaism and early Christianity and was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The important essays included here were written as a result of that seminar. Most were written in residence, and all were done in discussion with the seminarís participants and stellar faculty, which in addition to Eric Meyers and Paul Flesher included Lucas Van Rompay, Michael Sokoloff, Douglas Gropp, Tina Shepardson, and Hayim Lapin. The essays are arranged in engaging three sections: Awakening Sleeping Texts, the Details of Language, and Recasting: Making Old Texts New.

Subjects: Methods, Linguistics, Aramaic

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Review by John Engle
Published 5/30/2011
Citation: John Engle, review of Eric M. Meyers and Paul V. M. Flesher, eds., Aramaic in Postbiblical Judaism and Early Christianity: Papers from the 2004 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at Duke University, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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