Aramaic Ezra and Daniel
A Handbook on the Aramaic Text
Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible
360 pages, 5.25 x 8.00 in
- ISBN: 9781481305549
- Published: March 2019
In this volume, John Cook provides a foundational analysis of the Aramaic text of Ezra and Daniel. The analysis is distinguished by the detailed yet comprehensive attention paid to the text. Cook’s analysis is a convenient pedagogical and reference tool that explains the form and syntax of the biblical text, offers guidance for deciding between competing semantic analyses, engages important text-critical debates, and addresses questions relating to the Aramaic text that are frequently overlooked or ignored by standard commentaries. Beyond serving as a succinct and accessible analytic key, Aramaic Ezra and Daniel also reflects the most up-to-date advances in scholarship on grammar and linguistics. This handbook proves itself an indispensable tool for anyone committed to a deep reading of the biblical text.
Aramaic Ezra and Daniel is an excellent volume. The content of the volume far exceeds expectations for a 'handbook.' It is not only a helpful guide; it offers many fresh insights.~Choong-Leong Seow, Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible, Vanderbilt University