Re: Jesus and Aramaic
On the current questions about Jesus and Aramaic, see the very
controversial and deliberately provocative argument AGAINST Jesus' use of
Aramaic by Heinze O. Guenther, "The Sayings Gospel Q and the Quest for
Aramaic Sources: Rethinking Christian Origins," SEMEIA 55(1992), 41-75.
(I am not persuaded by Guenther, but his arguemnt does pose a saluatary
corrective to SOME fixation with Aramaic among SOME circles.) Larry
Hurtado, Religion, Univ. of Manitoba