[B-Greek] Re: hebrew or aramaic behind Matthew 1:21

Trevor Peterson 06PETERSON at cua.edu
Wed Jan 29 12:21:17 EST 2003


>===== Original Message From Eric Weiss <eweiss at gte.net> =====
>Since the replies I got on-list and off deal with the Hebrew rendering
>of the words the angel would have spoken to Joseph, does this lend
>support to Joseph and 1st-century Jews speaking Hebrew, rather than
>Aramaic -- or in addition to Aramaic? Or would the Aramaic for "Jesus"
>and "he/Yahweh will save" be very close to the Hebrew so that the
>Aramaic of "Jesus" is also related to the Aramaic for "he/Yahweh will save"?

I was just going to say that I don't think there's a word in Aramaic that 
would work for this play. If there isn't, I would think it best to assume an 
originally Hebrew statement.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics



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