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PW-50002-08

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: July 2007 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

Technical consultation for publishing and maintaining an online, citation-based dictionary of all dialects of ancient Aramaic from the 10th century B.C. to A.D. 1400.

The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project was launched in 1986, its target a traditional citation-based academic lexicon. The project has been supported by generous private and public grants, and has already produced many acclaimed interim reference publications in the area of Aramaic studies and has become the major online research site in this important field. Aramaic language and literature are of great significance for humanistic and religious studies, particularly for ancient history, biblical studies, Judaism, the development of Islamic science and philosophy, church history, history of religions, folklore, the history of law, and Gnosticism. This application is for a two year project to complete the systematic formatting and arrangement of all of our lexical data. At the end of that period it is planned that the complete dictionary itself will be available online as a "live" database.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$25,000 (approved)
$25,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2008 – 6/30/2009


PA-50637-04

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: July 2003 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

The preparation of a multivolume, citation-based dictionary of all dialects of ancient Aramaic from the tenth century B.C. to 1400 A.D.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$262,120 (approved)
$262,120 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2004 – 9/30/2006


PA-24079-02

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: July 2001 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

The preparation of a multi-volume citation-based dictionary of ancient Aramaic,a Semitic language of the Near East and the Classical worlds, which is of central importance for the study of Judaism and Christianity.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Literature

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$273,000 (approved)
$273,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2002 – 9/30/2004


PA-23459-00

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: July 1999 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

The research and preparation of a multi-volume citation-based dictionary of Aramaic, an ancient Near Eastern language used at the time of Christ. Work on Christian Palestianian, Syriac, Jewish, and Mandaic Aramaic will be undertaken.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$261,815 (approved)
$261,815 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2000 – 9/30/2002


PA-22840-96

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: July 1997 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

To support the completion of camera-ready copy for the DICTIONARY OF JEWISH BABYLONIAN ARAMAIC and the completion of 50 percent of the entries for the DICTIONARY OF JEWISH LITERARY ARAMAIC TRADITION.

[Grant products]

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Preservation/Access Projects

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$516,000 (approved)
$496,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1996 – 11/30/2000

Funding details:
Original grant (1996) $20,000
Supplement (1998) $259,000


RT-21591-94

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: September 1993 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

To support work on the five-volume COMPREHENSIVE ARAMAIC LEXICON that documents languages spoken in the time of Christ, including Jewish Babylonian, Christian Palestinian, Samaritan, and Mandaic Aramaic.

Project fields:
Ancient Languages; Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1994 – 9/30/1996


RT-21356-92

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: September 1991 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

To support work on a comprehensive Aramaic dictionary with ancillary concor- dances and bibliographies. The historical dialects of this Semitic language will be included.

Project fields:
Ancient Languages; Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$335,000 (approved)
$332,071 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1992 – 6/30/1994


RT-21181-90

Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH 45220-2404)
Stephen A. Kaufman (Project Director: September 1989 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

To support the preparation of a comprehensive lexicon of Aramaic, a major an- cient language, that will cover all ancient dialects, based on a new compila- tion of Aramaic literature from 925 B.C. to A.D. 1400.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern Languages

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$360,000 (approved)
$360,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1990 – 6/30/1992


RT-20924-88

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Delbert R. Hillers (Project Director: November 1987 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

To support the preparation of a comprehensive Aramaic dictionary, covering texts from 925 B.C. to A.D. 1400.

Project fields:
Ancient Languages

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$290,000 (approved)
$257,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1988 – 6/30/1990


RT-20695-86

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Delbert R. Hillers (Project Director: October 1985 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

To support the preparation of a comprehensive dictionary of ancient Aramaic, covering texts from the earliest inscriptions (ca. 925 B.C.) to the end of significant literary production in later Aramaic (ca. A.D. l400).

Project fields:
Ancient Languages

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$292,690 (approved)
$225,155 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1986 – 6/30/1988


RT-20506-85

Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD 21218-2625)
Delbert R. Hillers (Project Director: September 1984 to present)

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon [CAL]

To support the planning for a comprehensive lexicon of the Aramaic language.

Project fields:
Ancient Languages

Program:
Reference Materials - Tools

Division:
Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$14,960 (approved)
$14,960 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1985 – 10/31/1985