An Aramaic Reading Of Genesis


Michelle and Jordan

Studies In Genesis


This is the first of a series of posts unraveling the complexities of the translation of Genesis. Starting with the very first words, a reading of Hebrew or Aramaic reveal that there is much more to the text than the English translation “In the beginning…” conveys…

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