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Which language(s) of Jesus?

June 10, 2014

With the Hebrew speaking Moses and Elijah?

They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus [ἔξ οδος] from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.
–Luke 9:31

 

To G-d?

And he said, Abba [Ἀββᾶ], Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

–Mark 14:36

 

With an unnamed goyish Canaanite woman?

He answered, “It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and throw it to their dogs.”

–Matthew 15:26

 

With the Official Latin-Speaking Prefect of Rome?

Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus replied, “You’re correct in saying [σὺ λέγεις] that I’m a king. I have been born and have come into the world for this reason: to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to me.”

–John 18:37

 

For the public literate (as ephemeral as graffiti)

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger…. Again he stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground.

–John 8

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