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Re: State of my Conlangs

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Sunday, March 12, 2006, 2:41
On 3/6/06, Christian Köttl <christian.koettl@...> wrote:

> The books of the New Testament are all written in Greek, though there > are some small quotes in Aramaic in there - often rendered in a Greek > version right after being cited, as most of its readers would not > understand Aramaic anyway. All letters of the Apostle Paul still > known were written in Greek. As he was a Roman citizen, as is
Some of the Church Fathers say that Matthew's gospel was first written in "Hebrew" (i.e. probably Aramaic), but only an early Greek translation survives. This doesn't seem implausible to me, as we know a fair number of other ancient books which survive only in an early translation rather than the original-language version, including some of the OT deuterocanoncals/apocrypha. -- Jim Henry