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Yukhanan's Prologue.

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Yukhanan's Prologue.

Apr-07-2001 at 10:31 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Shlama l'Kul Akhay,

Let us examine Yukhanan's Prologue while considering the rules already discussed for Aramaic prose:

The first 4 lines are composed of a Synthetic Parallelism, followed by a dual climactic, forming a Synonymous Parallelism between lines 1=4, and 2=3

"In the beginning was the Miltha,
And that Miltha was with God.
And God was that Miltha,
This was in the beginning with God."

The next 2 lines form a Synonymous Parallelism -

"Everything through His hand existed,
And without Him nothing existed of the things which have existed"

The next 2 lines form a Synthetic Parallelism -

"In Him was Life,
And that Life was the Light of men."

The next 2 lines form, yet again, a Synthetic Parallelism -

"And that Light shines in the darkness,
And the darkness did not overtake it."

You can follow this patterning all the way through verse 18, so in the interest of time I will not post it (some of the verses I posted previously under the title "Antithetic Parallelisms.)

Not bad Aramaic poetry and prose for someone who is supposed to have written in Greek, ay? :c


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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
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» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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