[b-hebrew] Re: Mark 15:34, Mat 27:46, & Psalm 22

Ken Penner pennerkm at mcmaster.ca
Wed Apr 21 17:32:19 EDT 2004


Sergio, could you cite some experts who think Jesus spoke Hebrew _rather
than_ Aramaic? Are you perhaps thinking of Birkeland, Grintz, and
Nepper-Christiansen? More recent studies tend to suggest Jesus probably
spoke Hebrew _in addition to_ Aramaic.

Ken Penner
McMaster/Hebrew

> Also, I have a question about the word "samachthani", which I 
> think is 
> Aramaic. I know some experts think that Jesus spoke Hebrew 
> rather than 
> Aramaic. How can they explain this and other Aramaic 
> transliteration in the Gospels?




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