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A Syrian travel diary: The last Aramaic Speakers

Posted by NT Wrong on April 25, 2008

Michael Gebicki’s travel diary in today’s The Australian covers an area in Syria where some of the last speakers of Aramaic live. His lavish descriptions make me want to go there, in order to experience it all first hand! 

“Sequestered in these stony hills in the Qualamoun Mountains, a pocket of Aramaic speakers remains, a link with the ancient world of the Old Testament. If Jesus Christ were alive today, he could have held a conversation with this woman.”
Back to the Beginning

And, as a special bonus, here’s a first century mp3 recording–believed to be Jesus Christ himself! Can you work out what he says?

Jesus recorded LIVE (in Aramaic)



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