Re: Jesus and Aramaic

Interesting note! I believe there is a book by C. Isbel on Aramaic 
Incantation bowls. Do you know it, and if so, how might this be related 
to the discussion?
John Rook

On Wed, 23 Mar 1994, John C. Hurd wrote:

> In response to the last posting in this area:  no one seems to have
> picked up on the fact that the Aramaic tags in the NT are not there
> because of dramatic emphasis but because they are in contexts which
> are either (1) liturgical or (2) miraculous (magical).  Both
> traditions are enormously conservative (and not so different).  When
> you want to cure someone, it is important to have the *real* words of
> power and that means the words in their original language.  Those who
> want the actual words of Jesus cannot do better than these -- and
> these words are in Aramaic.
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