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Personal Development Courses: Aramaic-Step I

Study the Bible in its original language!

Dr. Estiphan Panoussi brings to life the language of the Bible: Biblical Aramaic. This class will introduce you to the Semitic languages. Instruction includes: Common script, the consonant and vowel systems; the phonology of both Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Aramaic; the morphological parts of speech and syntactical structure of the Biblical Aramaic; and supplemental Bible passages in Biblical Aramaic.

Fee: $300

Suggested texts to purchase:

1. Alger F. Johns, A Short Grammar of Biblical Aramaic (Andrew University Monographs, Vol. 1.) paperback. Any available edition in www.amazon.com  (First Edition: 1963), used or new.

2. Franz Rosenthal (Ed.), An Aramaic Handbook, (I,1and I,2), paperback, (Wiesbaden, Otto Harrawwowitz, Porta Linguarum Orientalium). Any available edition in www.amazon.com (First Edition: 1967), used or new.

About the Instructor

Dr. Estiphan Panoussi, Professor Emeritus of Arabic from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden., has taught Arabic also in the German Universities of Giessen and Marburg (1964-1966), Western Berlin (1967-1973), and Eichstaett (1989-1992) before following an invitation from the University of Gothenberg, Sweden, to become in 1992 the Senior Lecturer of Arabic there where he had been teaching Arabic in all its levels including PhD until 2000). Dr. Panoussi is since 2002 an adjunct instructor of Philosophy with AVC.  Dr. Panoussi possesses an impressive and extensive knowledge of languages, 5 dead languages (Ancient Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Middle Aramaic (Syriac)), 5 Middle Eastern living languages (2 New-Aramaic dialects Caldean (Senaya) and  Assyrian, Kurdish, Farsi, and Arabic), and 5 European living languages (Italian, French, German, Swedish, English). He started learning Spanish here in California two years ago! Dr. Panoussi also collaborated with scholars, institutions and organizations worldwide, and continues to actively research morbid languages.

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Last updated: February 12, 2017