[NTLK] [OT] Biblical Languages

From: Doug Denby (ddenby_at_rogers.com)
Date: Sat Jul 16 2005 - 09:44:33 PDT

On Jul 15, 2005, at 09:45, Matthew Reidsma wrote:

> Of course, the New Testament was written in Greek, but I hate to burst
> your bubble: What you refer to as the "Old Testament," or more
> correctly, the Hebrew Scriptures, was indeed written in Hebrew.
Aramaic was the first language of the Old Testament about 500 to 600
BCE. Obviously not the Old Testament at the time. They were converted
to Greek about 330 BCE (Septuagint) and from thence to Hebrew about 100
CE to reclaim a lost heritage.


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