[B-Greek] Looking for a quote

Doug Chaplin lists at actually.me.uk
Tue Mar 28 16:50:33 EST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-greek-
> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Harold Holmyard
> Sent: 27 March 2006 23:44
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Looking for a quote
> >>
> >[Doug]
> >I'm sure we shouldn't be having this conversation on this list, but FWIW,
> I
> >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
[Doug] I think that depends on which scholars. There seems to me to be a
very diverse range of opinion. And on who spoke Hebrew, and why the Targums
were necessary etc. etc. Even if the apostles may have had some or more
Hebrew, its much more doubtful about, say Luke, and the author of Hebrews.

Doug Chaplin

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