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Featured Could the Aramaic NT be the original autographs?

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Logos1560, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. Yeshua1

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    While in School, the only book and author that was stated in the books might have been written not in Koine greek was Matthew Gospel, as a few thought was originally in Hebrew!
     
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    Never been proven. Very little evidence.
     
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    Agreed, as think it was quoted by just a single ECF, papias maybe?
     
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    I think so.
     
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    It is Papias mediated through Eusebius, since whatever Papias originally wrote about this has not survived to the present. The translation at New Advent is given this way:
    However, Irenaeus seems to say the same:
    Eusebius also claims Origen said the same:
    So I searched Origen's writings and found the following:
    Notice, though, that Origen does not claim personal knowledge of Matthew's Gospel written in Hebrew, but that he learned it by tradition. Eusebius also seems to attribute the view to Clement:
    I did not yet find a writing online by Clement referencing the Gospel of Matthew in Hebrew. Jerome seems to claim a Hebrew version was in existence in his day:
    I make no claim that it is true that Matthew's Gospel was written in Hebrew -- only that it is true that some early church fathers believed that it was. One can take the claims as historical records for whatever they might be worth.
     
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    Would be the only NT books claimed to have been recorded down then originally in Koine Greek!
     
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    If you are asking whether the Gospel of Matthew is the only book of the New Testament with a specific claim by any church fathers that it was not written in Greek -- yes, as far as I am aware.
     
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    Thanks for your input, as did not remember all that you had posted regarding the claims made for him to have written in Hebrew!
     
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    A number of things I believe about Matthew's gospel account.

    1) It was the earliest gospel written (yes, before Mark).
    2) It was by the Apostle Matthew.
    3) It was orignally written in Greek.
    4) It is based on the spoken Hebrew language.
    Matthew 5:18, "For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled."
    The alternate translation of "kingdom of God" with "kingdom of heaven." Rather than "kingdom of the LORD."
    Matthew 4:4, "of the LORD" is translated as "of God." Compare LXX.
     
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