Did You Know? ( Why was part of the Bible written in Greek?)?

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes.  St. Paul wanted to reach out to Gentile congregations who spoke Greek.

  • 1 month ago

    Romans took complete world dominance around 70 A.D., force the use of Greek as the official language.  Prior to this:  Romans ruled over the Jews so naturally Romans wouldn't want Judaism to be dominant religion.

    Saul, the son of a Roman soldier, was able to take the Greek form of his name and pass as Roman.

    JESUS DIDN'T FOUND A NEW RELIGION:

    The Roman Government used Theophilus, Luke, and Paul, to establish the COUNTERFEIT church of Paulism/Romanism which later became Catholicism and other denominations.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    What language do you think should have been used when writing to the GREEK churches 

  • Alan H
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because it was the lingua Franca of the time.

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  • 1 month ago

    The New Testament was written mostly in Koine Greek -- not ancient Greek -- because after Alexander the Great conquered the area Koine Greek became the lingua franca just as English is the modern lingua franca.  It wasn't "the educated language" as someone here claims.  It was the way for people of varying languages -- Latin, Aramaic, Hebrew, etc. -- to communicate with each other.   All merchants, craftsmen, etc. would have known it and literary people would have known it well. 

     A small portion of the NT was written in Aramaic, Jesus' mother tongue.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The New Testement was written mostly in Greek, the educated language. Luke was a gentile & Greek was not his native language. However, he was educated & used Greek to reach everyone that he could. Christianity is not limited to one group of people or to one nation.

    The Bible was written in several languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic, Babylonian,  & Greek. The Jews were expelled from Levant & Christians were persecuted. Both took the writings with them.

  • 1 month ago

    Greek was one of the primary languages used in New testament times by the people of that time. The manuscripts from which the Bible came were written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, all languages of the time.  . 

  • 1 month ago

    The early disciples took their message to gentiles and it was gentiles who wrote the gospels, being of Roman descent. These were the last books written for the Bible.

  • 1 month ago

    Greek was the common language of educated people in Palestine at the time.

  • Oleg
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Because then it was the international language of culture, science and literature, like English today.

    Since God's message is addressed to all nations - it was the most effective instrument in spreading the Gospel of His son Jesus Christ to these nations by greek.

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