I have been using this grammar for self-study, and am basically satisfied with its presentation of the grammatical concepts. The explanations and clear and easy to understand, although I sometimes wished the book had a bit more depth. I was able to go through the grammar lessons and exercises in about a month on my own, and am currently working through the annotated text of the 269 Aramaic verses found in the appendix. Since this book is my first introduction to Aramaic, I can't compare it to other Biblical Aramaic textbooks. Because of its conciseness, I think I made the right decision in choosing this book as my introduction to Biblical Aramaic, but it hasn't given me as solid a foundation as I hoped for. (I felt that I had a much more solid foundation in Hebrew after finishing my first Hebrew grammar). I sense this might be due partly to the nature of Aramaic and the limited amount of Aramaic in the Bible, but also partly due to the limited amount of practice the textbook requires. The exercises for each chapter are few and only review the concepts introduced in that chapter. So, for example, in the chapter that introduces the pael imperfect, all the parsing exercises are for verbs in the pael imperfect with no review of other verb stems or forms previously learned, and after that you will not have to parse another peal imperfect verb for the rest of the book. The result is that the I didn't get much practice identifying and distinguishing verb forms and stems, and the book didn't assist with keeping previously learned concepts fresh in mind. My biggest complaint is that there are numerous errors in the Aramaic (both in the vowel points and consonants) throughout the textbook. I'm assuming these errors are unique to the digital version and do not appear in the paperback edition. Whenever I didn't understand an example or translation exercise, I found myself wondering if there is something wrong with me, or if there is something wrong with the book. Although my comments seem mostly negative, I still give it a four star rating, because I think the book basically accomplished its purpose of introducing the basics of Biblical Aramaic. I'm also confident that after finishing this textbook I will be better prepared to study more in depth Biblical Aramaic grammars.