In the green hills of the Galilee, a group of Aramaic speakers looking to revive the language of Jesus are celebrating a victory in their quest to safeguard their heritage.
Pope Francis and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded pointed words — over the language spoken by Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago.
Facebook users are always looking for ways to make their statuses stand out on the uber-popular social network. One user has put a unique spin on the quest for original updates, tapping into the ancient Semitic language of Aramaic to create an entire page in the Canaanite tongue.
Maronite Christians are a tiny minority among Israel’s Arabs. They hope to revive their ancient Aramaic language, which Jesus spoke, and win communal recognition.
Does the famed toast ‘l’chaim’ date back to a Byzantine custom of testing wine for poison? Philologos prefers to believe it evolved from an ancient…
Somehow, it’s not surprising that Jews, who are known to answer a question with a question, may have invented the question mark.