Sunday post , ” Ma`loula ” is the only place which still speak “Jesus” language in the world

Ma’loula or Maaloula (Aramaic: ܡܥܠܘܠܐ‎, Arabic: معلولا‎), is a village in the Rif Dimashq Governorate in Syria. The town is located 56 km to the northeast of Damascus, and built into the rugged mountainside, at an altitude of more than 1500 meters. It is known as the last surviving place where Western Aramaic (Aramaic of Jesus) is still spoken.

With two other nearby towns Bakh’a (Arabic: بخعة‎) and Jubba’din (Arabic: جبّعدين‎‎), it is the only place where a dialect of the Western branch of the Aramaic language is still spoken. Scholars have determined that the Aramaic of Jesus belonged to this particular branch as well, however, as many media coverage has erroneously stated, it isn’t the exact dialect Jesus of Nazareth spoke during the first century. Ma’loula represents, therefore, an important source for anthropological linguistic studies regarding first century Aramaic, hence, Jesus’ own Aramaic dialect. The distance from other major cities and its isolating  geological features only aided the longevity of this linguistic oasis for over one and a half thousand years. However, modern roads and transportation, as well as accessibility to Arabic-language television and print media – and for some time until recently, also state policy – have eroded that linguistic heritage .

You may know Aramaic as the language of Jesus, but did you know that Aramaic is actually a 3,000 year old language that evolved in the Middle East alongside .
Aramaic has been the lingua franca of the Assyrian and Babylonian empires, has been the language not only of books of the Old Testament/Tanakh and the New Testament, but Buddhist epistles and even written out in Chinese characters! We can even thank Aramaic language  for    the Hebrew alphabet, which was originally written in Phoenician characters, but adopted the Aramaic writing system during the Babylonian exile. There are even numerous modern dialects of Aramaic still spoken today in the only place in Ma`loula .

WWJW: What would Jesus write? Herodian script! now common knowledge that Jesus spoke Aramaic, specifically 1st Century
Aramaic appeared in the 10th century BCE and by the 5th century, it had become the major language in the Near East, spoken and written from Egypt to India. spoken in a late dialect which would survive until approximately the end of the 2nd century CE. However, the language that was spoken by most of the population was a dialect of Aramaic known as Western Aramaic.

Pilgrims to Palestine  can become better acquainted with this ancient language by visiting masses celebrated by the the Syriac Orthodox Church, the Syrian Catholic Church and the Maronites.

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Aramaic text at Syrian Orthodox church in Midyat

Aramaic text at Syrian Orthodox church in Midyat (Photo credit: CharlesFred)

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Human Relations as an Aspect of Leadership

 

The given piece of information throws light on various important aspects of communication in an organization. It also brings out how communication makes a difference in maintaining good human relations.

True Communication

Relationships are an integral part of human lives. Words are only superficial aspects as far as communication is concerned. If the communication is devoid of human interactions, words can never convey the exact meaning to the other person. Words are actually tools for generating an emotional experience inside us. Leaders often tend to neglect this human nature altogether. While reaching out to other people, they only focus on disseminating material information and tend to overlook human relationships.

Leadership talk is a tool used by leaders for connecting with the emotions of other. Before delivering the talk, leaders should properly assess two prime factors related with it. These are information and human relations communication. This pre-assessment will empower the leaders with mining relationships and generating good results.

An important aspect in this regard is to motivate and not order others in getting a job done by transferring your motivation over them with a proper talk for imparting information, communicating sensibly and working towards a common experience. Communicating experiences is infact the most effective method of promoting relationships and motivation.

Human Relations in an Organization

Human relations communication is cited amongst the most perplexing and difficult problems of modern organizations as establishing effective communication channels, though essential, are not usually easy. These channels are needed by managers for transmitting policies and orders, unifying groups and building co-operation., leading to employee involvement and good teamwork, conflict management and problem solving.

Communication is the most important tool used for motivating and improving the morale of an organization’s workforce. It helps in maintaining effective human relations and encourages suggestions, ideas and their implementation as and when applicable which leads to increased production and reduced costs on account of the fact that everyone is in sync with the organizational goals.

Communication is an essential ingredient of the functioning of any organization’s management. The success probabilities of any plans conceived at the management level depend upon how effectively the information, thoughts, ideas and opinions are shared between various levels of the organization.

If the organizational leaders are able to avoid confusion and misunderstandings, harmony will be established between the different departments and concerned people. Hence, the communication between the seniors and their subordinates should be clear, concise, and purposeful and connect generating.

Relationship Types

Human relationships occur at several levels between peers, supervisors and subordinates of an organization leading to the formation of formal as well as informal workgroups. The success of the organization is directly related to the success of these groups and its individuals which requires the supervisors and managers to be concerned for their workgroups by providing proper environment and perks. Good relationships are therefore required between the various workgroups and their individuals.

Establishing good quality human relations is a rather difficult task but there is no denying to the fact that success only comes when these relationships exist healthily within the organization with each individual prepared to help each other and face the challenges for their as well as the organizational welfare.