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Böngészés: Jesus

Endangered Aramaic language makes a comeback in Syria

Syrian president Assad has set up an institute to revive interest in the language of Christ A stone ossuary bearing the inscription in the ancient Aramaic language ‘James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus’ Photograph: Biblical Archaelogy Society/Corbis Sygma Ilyana Barqil wears skinny jeans, boots and a fur-lined jacket, handy. .

Language of Jesus clings to life

In a remote village in Syria, Aramaic is still spoken, but it is beginning to fade into memory as the modern world encroaches March 12, 2003|By Liz Sly, Tribune foreign correspondent. MAALULA, Syria — In this quaint stone village perched high in the mountains above Damascus, the language of Christ.