[B-Greek] Looking for a quote

Ann Nyland nyland at tsn.cc
Mon Mar 27 18:56:46 EST 2006

...and those in 1st century Palestine were commonly bilingual or trilingual, 
cf. heaps of research from the 1980s.
Ann Nyland
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Harold Holmyard" <hholmyard at ont.com>
To: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Looking for a quote

> Dear Doug,
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-greek-
>>>bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Matt Gumm
>>>Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 2:45 PM
>>>To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
>>>Subject: [B-Greek] Looking for a quote
>>>Hopefully this isn't too far afield. When I read the request, I
>>>immediately thought of you all.
>>>  A friend of mine is trying to track down a quote. Something like "for a
>>>pastor not to know Greek makes about as much sense as a professor of
>>>French literature not knowing French." He thinks J. Gresham Machen may
>>>have said it, but can't find it anywhere.
>>I'm sure we shouldn't be having this conversation on this list, but FWIW, 
>>wonder what he'd have made of all those apostles and NT writers who didn't
>>have any Hebrew?! :-)
> HH: We don't know that there were any such people. Scholars believe that
> Hebrew was still spoken at this time, not just by scholars but as a
> living, changing language.
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard 

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