Most of them updated from presentations at an October 2014 workshop in Leipzig, 12 papers explore Aramean
cultures and their impact on their neighbors in Syria, Palestine, Mesopotamia, and Egypt during the first millennium BCE.
After Elisha miraculously healed the Aramean
general Naaman of his leprosy, the latter offered Elisha a tribute, which he graciously declined.
The first biblical confession of faith begins thus: ""A wandering Aramean
was my ancestor; he went down into Egypt and lived there as an alien, few in number, .
Moreover, the museum shall be a place for collaborative studies of the civilizations that share its history, such as Canaanite, Phoenician and Aramean
cultures, and a presentation hub through its auditorium and future programs.
The two-year-old from the village of Jish became Israel's first Aramean
citizen this week.
Christian, Muslim, Druze, Aramean
-- it doesn't matter," she said.
The Council of Heads of Catholic Churches in the Holy Land said in a statement that putting Aramean
Christian on the identity cards of Christians is merely an Israeli attempt to split Palestinian Christians from their undisputed Arab roots.
He also studies non-Israelite sites (Philistine, Phoenician, Aramean
, and Transjordanian) and destruction levels in the Judahite sites that provide evidence for the collapse of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah.
Setting their offering before Yahweh's altar, they're to say, "My father [Jacob] was a wandering Aramean
who went down to Egypt with a small household and lived there as an alien.
The tension between the Assad regime and Assyrian nationalists inside and outside of Syria contrasts notably with the relations certain Christians, who identify themselves as Aramean
nationalists, have maintained with the Syrian government.
He confines the treatment to the eighth century BCE, from the end of the Aramean
incursions in the north to the Neo-Assyrian campaigns in Judah during 701.
It was all very nice to remember "a wandering Aramean
was my ancestor" and to remember the stranger and alien among us as our people had once been strangers too.