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

Sarah Madden sarah.r.madden at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 23:30:24 EDT 2010


Weren't there a ton of Greek Jews who populated large portions of the Roman
empire (perhaps as slaves)? At least this was what a Jewish coworker told
me. That could explain the name.

Sarah

On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Stephen Baldwin <stbaldwi at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> ...the legacy survives to this day.
> I was at a wedding [USA] recently where the bridegroom's surname [second
> name] was Anastasi.
> Armed with my encyclopedic knowledge of Greek [;-)] I confidently asked
> about his Greek origins only to be rebuffed: "Err no -- actually we are
> originally from Sicily...".
> And was it not this part of the world that contained pockets of Greek
> scholarship that was pretty much absent from the rest of Europe until the
> Revival of Learning...?
>
> Rgds
> Steve Baldwin
> stbaldwi at hotmail.com
>
>
> ----------------------------------------
> > From: nebarry at verizon.net
> > To: kevin at bombaxo.com; b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 14:36:38 -0400
> > Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Paul writing in Latin or Hebrew/Aramaic?
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Kevin P. Edgecomb"
> > To:
> > Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 2:18 PM
> > Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Paul writing in Latin or Hebrew/Aramaic?
> >
> >
>  > > Quoting "Barry H." :
> > > [snip]...since there had been a great influx of Greek speaking folks
> > > from the East.[snip]
> > >
> > > Not only from the East, however. Southern Italy itself was
> > > predominantly Greek-speaking, as was Sicily. Thus a large percentage
> > > of what might be considered core Roman citizens (those of the Italian
> > > peninsula and its immediate environs) themselves had Greek as their
> > > first language.
> >
> > Very good observation, I hadn't been thinking of that.
> >
> > 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
> > bhofstetter at tnars.net
> > http://www.tnars.net
> >
> > http://my.opera.com/barryhofstetter/blog
> > http://mysite.verizon.net/nebarry
> >
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