I have become interested in the Peshitta, the Syriac Bible that is written essentially in the language spoken by Christ. There are apparently some arguments that much of the Greek New Testament was in fact a translation from original manuscripts in Aramaic. Reading the Bible in Aramaic evidently throws new light on the expressions used in the Bible. Has anyone been down this road before and asked all the questions I am now asking.. and found answers? Also, does anyone here believe that Christ in fact spoke Greek? I would like to hear arguments for and against that belief, as well. The only evidence one way or another that I know is that of Josephus, who says that Greek was not a commonly spoken language among the ordinary people of Palestine. This is an entirely new subject for me, and something that I have just gotten interested in within the last week or so. I have been made aware that there is some controversy connected with all this, but am unaware of what that controversy is, so feel free to enlighten me. I had always understood that Christ spoke Aramaic, and that some of the New Testament was written in Aramaic originally, and never questioned that belief or its significance until now.