[B-Greek] Paul writing in Latin or Hebrew/Aramaic?

Barry H. nebarry at verizon.net
Mon Aug 23 11:19:41 EDT 2010


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> Greek was the dominate language in the first century and was spoken in the
> most atrocious areas. Greek became the preferred language of the Roman 
> upper
> class and was used among the native Jewish population of Israel.

Yes, both a common lingua franca and the language of culture and erudition. 
Writing the NT in Greek ensured that it was available in a living language 
to practically everyone in the Empire.

N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Classics and Bible Instructor, TAA
http://www.theamericanacademy.net
(2010 Savatori Excellence in Education Winner)
V-P of Academic Affairs, TNARS
http://www.tnars.net

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