Syriac, Syriak

SYRIAC, SYRIAK. The Syrian language. Once in KJV ’ărāmîth is translated Syriak (Dan.2.4; Aramaic niv), four times Syrian (2Kgs.18.26; Ezra.4.7; Isa.36.11; Aramaic niv). Syriac is Eastern Aramaic, the literary language of the Christian Syrians. Early Syriac versions of the Bible are important for textual study (see TEXTS AND VERSIONS).