And, to this day, some Iraqi Christians continue to speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
It had English subtitles because the film was voiced in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke.
Along with Greek and Latin, there are five specific to the Arabian Peninsula and two versions of Aramaic.
Yet Aramaic flourished in Galilee, where he lived and taught through much of his life.
Among the disciples of Jesus, it seems most likely that at least Philip was bilingual in Aramaic and Greek.
Hebrew itself, in its written form, uses the original Aramaic script.
Barabbas contains the Aramaic word abba—which simply means “father.”
northern branch of Semitic language group, 1834, from biblical land of Aram, roughly corresponding to modern Syria; probably related to Hebrew and Aramaic rum "to be high," thus originally "highland."