From: Peter Phillips (
Date: Thu Jul 10 1997 - 14:17:03 EDT

I wonder whether your posting is fair on the Aramaic language - as it was
so close to Hebrew it too would have included the "And...And...And behold"
structure which you assign to Hebrew. What difference does it make anyway
whether the text was Hebraic or Aramaic? The extant texts are all Greek!!!

Pete Phillips,
Cliff College, Sheffield, England

From: Roberto Dam []
Sent: 10 July 1997 21:39
Subject: "ARAMAIC, GREEK..."

Hi, everyone,
I was surprised to see that old bromide about "Aramaic, Greek..."
referring to the language spoken at the time of Yeshuah/Jesus. The Greek
TR says HEBRAISTI. Eusebius, Epiphanious, Irenaeus, Origen, the Bishop
Papias, Jerome, and others, wrote (more of less the same):"Matthew
wrote his gospel in the Hebrew language..." (Im quoting offhand).
One of those quotations would be enough to dispel any doubts, let alone
six of them, including the Word of God. There were some Aramaisms,
surely, and some Greek borrowed words, but surely one can seen the Hebrew
syntax under the surface ("And...And...And behold...)
What do you think?
Julio Dam
Messianic Pastor
Beit Shalom Messianic Congregation
Asuncion, Paraguay
P.S. You?re all invited to visit our site, which is full of articles, and
my personal testimony

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