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1Corinthians 13:3
Zechariah14 Wrote:
Paul Younan Wrote:I would like to add that Paul as a Pharisee would definitely have viewed both Hebrew and Aramaic as "holy languages", since both are present in the scriptures he used.

Hi Paul, I understand that Aramaic is used in Daniel and Ezra-Nehemiah, and an Aramaic word appears in Genesis. However, the descendants of the Pharisees that wrote the Mishna had a much lower opinion of Aramaic than Hebrew, and would certainly apply the meaning of Zephaniah 3: 9 to the Hebrew language and none other.


Hi Zechariah,

I understand what you are saying, but please understand one thing. All learned Jews know that the language we today call "Hebrew" in fact existed in the land of Canaan before the Hebrews arrived there from Beth-Nahrain.

The Patriarchs were Arameans and they spoke Aramaic. This is why Jacob was called "the wandering Aramean." This is also why they chose their wives (eg., Rebkah and Leah) from among their relatives in Syria (Aram.)

Mishna or no Mishna, the fact remains that portions of the Old Testament were originally penned in the Aramaic language - so Aramaic has the right to be called a biblical tongue by Jewish standards. The same cannot be said for Greek - not one word in the Old Testament was originally penned in Greek.

I'm not even counting all the other written sources in Aramaic which were revered over the centuries - especially the Targums and BOTH Talmuds.

I'm sorry - but you cannot take away the relevance of Aramaic from either Jewish life or writing. Not only are they ARAMEANS by birth and lineage, but the current alphabet they use is based on the Aramaic script used in Assyria. This is why they call it "Ashurit."

Jewish Christians simply carried on the tradition of using their forefathers' language, the one that Meshikha and the Apostles themselves used. We have that tradition still intact.

Again - just because Paul could converse in Greek doesn't mean that he wrote in it. His primary language was Aramaic, which even the Greek versions testify to.

Likewise, just because Corinth is in Greece doesn't mean that the Epistle he wrote to them was in Greek..... anymore so than the Epistle he wrote to the Romans was in Latin. Using the "geographical location" argument, then we should expect that he wrote in Latin, right?

The question is not where a particular congregation existed, but who compromised the population? Every early church began in a synagogue - and the people who held the leadership positions were in fact former Jews.

I'm in Chicago ( a lot farther from the Aramaic homeland than Corinth is <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> ) and I receive regular epistles from Mar Dinkha in Aramaic. They are quickly translated into English for the Latino, African-American, German, Indian and Filipino members of my particular parish.

I think the same thing happened in Corinth, and therefore you have the very early Greek versionS of these Epistles.
+Shamasha Paul bar-Shimun de'Beth-Younan
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1Corinthians 13:3 - by Paul Younan - 09-11-2003, 03:04 AM
RE: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by distazo - 07-17-2022, 06:58 PM
RE: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by zega - 12-18-2022, 01:26 PM
RE: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by Andrej - 12-21-2022, 12:01 PM
RE: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by zega - 12-25-2022, 05:41 AM
RE: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by zega - 12-26-2022, 04:20 AM
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[No subject] - by judge - 11-16-2003, 10:40 PM
Re: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by Zechariah14 - 02-02-2004, 12:43 AM
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Re: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by Paul Younan - 02-02-2004, 03:11 PM
Re: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by Zechariah14 - 02-02-2004, 06:08 PM
Re: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by Paul Younan - 02-02-2004, 07:36 PM
Re: 1Corinthians 13:3 - by Zechariah14 - 02-02-2004, 08:07 PM
[No subject] - by Paul Younan - 02-02-2004, 10:30 PM
Re: Hebrew and Aramaic as Holy Languages - by Paul Younan - 02-02-2004, 11:59 PM
. - by drmlanc - 02-03-2004, 02:14 AM
Paul was a Pharisee - by Zechariah14 - 02-03-2004, 02:44 AM
. - by drmlanc - 02-03-2004, 03:07 AM
Re: . - by Zechariah14 - 02-03-2004, 04:24 AM
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