What is Classical Syriac?
Classical Syriac was the Aramaic dialect from Edessa, which was a city in Upper Mesopotamia (now known as Urfa in southwest Turkey). It's not the same language as what is spoken in modern day Syria (Arabic). Syriac is a member of the Northwest Semitic family.
Why learn Classical Syriac?
You will be able to read, and translate, some very important early manuscripts, such as:
- The Diatesseron
- Old Syriac Text: Curetonian MSS, Syriac Sinaitic MSS, etc.
- Old Testament and New Testament Peshitta (Estrangela Script with Western vowel pointing)
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