Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Genesis 1:1 in Aramaic-'In the beginning...'

The book of Genesis was originally written in Hebrew as was the most part of the Old Testament.Only the book of Ezra and Daniel were originally written in Aramaic.

This is a translation of the first verse of the Book of Genesis aka Bereshit in Aramaic.

ty$rbBereshit (Book of Genesis) 1:1
EnglishIn the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Aramaic)(r) tyw )ym$ yt 'h )rb nymdqb
transcriptiona'ra tyw aymš yt 'h arb nymdqb (read from right to left)

source of Aramaic translation

The official Aramaic translation to the Torah is known as Targum Onkelos translated by Onkelos (c.35–120 AD).
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