Aramaic Grammar (Spring 2020)

Syllabus: Get it on the Blackboard course management system homepage for this course.

Main Textbook: Basics of Biblical Aramaic (BBA) by Miles Van Pelt

Answer Key to Textbook

Restricted Access (see Dr. Marshall for the password if you’re enrolled for the course)

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COURSE ASSIGNMENTS: Note that the assignments are set up with the earliest assignments at the bottom of the page, and the most recent ones at the top.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 20, 22, & 24:

MON: We’ll wrap up Daniel 2 and begin Daniel 3.

WED/FRI: We will wrap up Daniel 3. (Note: Plan to cover 10-15 verses each day of the week. We will be reading FAST.)

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 13, 15, & 17:

All days: Prepare rest of Daniel 2 and the beginning of Daniel 3 (if we get there)

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 6, 8, & 10:

MON: Prepare Dan 2:7-17.

WED: Prepare Dan 2:18-34.

FRI: No Class: Good Friday Holiday

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 30, Apr 1 & 3:

MON: Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 22. We will discuss in class.

WED: Complete the Aramaic Midterm Exam.

FRI: Prepare reading for Dan 2:4b-14. (Translate the text, try to parse any forms that you cannot parse by sight, and try to understand how the sentences and clauses are grammatically structured.)

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 23, 25, & 27: (No class Mar 9, 11, 13 due to Spring Break; No class Mar 16, 18, & 20 due to COVID-19 postponement of classes–see here for details)

MON: [1] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 20. [2] Watch Dr. M’s Lesson Overview of BBA Ch. 21.

WED: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 20. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 21. [3] Watch Dr. M’s Lesson Overview of BBA Ch. 22.

FRI: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 21. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 22. [3] No quiz on BBA Ch. 22. Over the weekend study and prepare for your midterm on next Monday; it will be based on the VanPelt Aramaic grammar. Instead of meeting for class on Monday, you will take the test.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 2, 4, & 6:

MON: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 18. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 19.

WED: [1] Finish reviewing HW for 19. [2] Read & Study BBA Ch. 20.

FRI: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 19. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 20. [3] Read BBA Ch. 21.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 24, 26 & 28:

MON: [1] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 17. [2] Read BBA Ch. 18.

WED: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 17. [2] Read BBA Ch. 18.

FRI: [1] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 17. [2] Read BBA Ch. 19.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 17, 19 & 21:

MON: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 14. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 15. [3] Read BBA Ch. 16.

WED: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 15. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 16. [3] Read BBA Ch. 17.

FRI: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 16. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 17. [3] Read BBA Ch. 18.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 10, 12 & 14:

MON: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 12. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 13.

WED: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 13. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 14.

FRI: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 14. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 15.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 3, 5 & 7:

MON: [1] No Quiz (we did not get to go over the Lesson 10 HW). [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Chs. 10 & 11.

WED: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 10. [2] Read BBA Ch. 12.

FRI: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 11. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Ch. 13.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 27, 29 & 31:

MON: [1] Complete Take-home Quiz on BBA Ch. 7. [2] Read BBA Chs. 8 & 9.

WED: [1] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Chs. 8 & 9. [2] Read BBA Chs. 10 & 11.

FRI: [1] Complete Take-home Quizzes on BBA Chs. 8 & 9. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Chs. 10 & 11. [3] Read BBA Ch. 12.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 20, 22 & 24:

MON: No class on due to MLK holiday

WED: [1] Complete Take-home Quizzes on BBA Chs. 3 & 4. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Chs. 5 & 6. [3] Read BBA Chs. 7 & 8.

FRI: [1] Complete Take-home Quizzes on BBA Chs. 5 & 6. [2] Study and complete the HW assignments for BBA Chs. 7 & 8. [3] Read BBA Chs. 9 & 10.

Friday 11am to noon: CABL COFFEE/TEA BREAK. Bring your language friends!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 13, 15, & 17:

MON: Course intro. Discuss BBA Chs. 1 & 2.

WED: [1] Complete Quiz on Lesson 1 and bring to class. [2] Complete HW for BBA Ch.2. Be sure to check your answers against the Answer Key (link above). [3] Read BBA Chs. 3 & 4.

FRI: [1] Complete Quiz on Lesson 2 and bring to class. [2] Complete HW for BBA Chs. 3 & 4. Be sure to check your answers against the Answer Key (link above). [3] Read BBA Chs. 5 & 6.

Promoting the study of Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Hellenistic Greek

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