Language, Texts, Literature
The OT was first written in Hebrew and Aramaic. Nearly all of the OT is in Hebrew; Aramaic is found only in the following passages: Ge 31:47; Ezr 4:8-6:18, 7:12-26; Jer 10:11; Da 2:4b-7:28. Hebrew and Aramaic are not Indo-European languages. The following chart gives an idea of the place of Aramaic and Hebrew among the Semitic family of languages.
(Old South Arabic?)
|* = Semitic is an adjective derived from "Shem," Noah's son.|