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    it is true that Jesus' language was Aramaic, but it is quite possible, perhaps almost likely, that he spoke Greek.  There was a major international trade route close to Nazareth, and it would have been a good thing for a carpenter's son to speak a language of trade.  But in this case it doesn't matter, because the quote in question is not a comment by Jesus but an interpretation by the evangelist.

    There are some scholars who have speculated that the Gospel of John was written originally in Aramaic and translated into Greek, but most scholars think it was written originally in Greek.  In any case, it was decidedly not written in Elizabethan English.

    DCDemocrat: Higher editorial standards than The New York Times.

    by DCDemocrat on Tue Mar 29, 2005 at 05:55:31 PM PST

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