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Tue Aug 24 22:30:58 EDT 2010
Eddie, try this one.
I wonder which was better, Paul's Latin, Jesus' Greek, or Cleopatra's Egyptian?
When told that the mayor of Dublin was Jewish, Yogi Berra said "Only in
From: Eddie Mishoe <edmishoe at yahoo.com>
To: B Greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Tue, August 24, 2010 7:45:24 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Inscriptions
Is there any well-researched book that informs us about the main spoken language
of the empire in various places based on the preponderance of inscriptions?
Since Paul's churches in the West and East are both written in Greek, can we
assume that Greek was the lingua franca of all parts of the empire?
Why all the speculation about what was the main language spoken in various
parts. Was not even the church in Jerusalem Greek-speaking? I'm not sure how
important it would be for the non-Jew to speak Aramaic, since Greek would be the
medium of exchange, presumably.
Any interesting articles on the Net would be helpful. Does not Stanley Porter
contend that Greek was basically spoken throughout the empire?
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