Aramaic script


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Noun1.Aramaic script - an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic languageAramaic script - an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it
script - a particular orthography or writing system
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Script of Elimayi coins at the beginning, was Greek, but was changed to Aramaic script in later periods.
The parchment and papyrus scrolls contain Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic script, and include several of the earliest-known texts from the Bible, including the oldest surviving copy of the Ten Commandments.
A language could be and often was written down in a different script that the spoken word, as in the case of Arabic, written in northern Arabia and southern Syria in Nabataean Aramaic script which gradually developed into Arabic script or in Egypt in Coptic signs.
The 10-line Aramaic script, which is clear but cryptic, is being deciphered by a team of epigraphic experts in an effort to determine the meaning of the text, according to Professor Shimon Gibson, of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who is co-directing the excavation.
According to Cameron, names in the ancient Aramaic script on some of the caskets translate as "Jesus son of Joseph", "Maria", "Joseph",
Last October, scholars defending the box's authenticity argued the Aramaic script used on the box matches the style that was popular in the first decades of the first century after the birth of Jesus.
Most documentary writing from Achaemenid Judaea - inscriptions on coins, seals, bullae (stamped pieces of clay used to seal papyrus or parchment documents) and so on - is Aramaic, though some probably quite early bullae, made at a time when Hebrew was still commonly spoken, bear Hebrew inscriptions in Aramaic script.