DID CHRIST AND THE APOSTLES SPEAK IN HEBREW OR GREEK?

WAS  CHRIST  CALLED  ‘JESUS’ or ‘JEHOSHUA’?

DID CHRIST SPEAK IN HEBREW OR GREEK

DID  CHRIST  AND  THE  APOSTLES
SPEAK  IN  HEBREW  OR  GREEK ?

What about the earliest of Christians
during Bible times –  Did they speak in Greek
or Hebrew ?

“Undoubtedly Jesus was given a good Jewish education
as a boy, even though he was born in a modest household.
His family was devoutly Jewish, as indicated by their
adherence to The Torah (Luke2:39-40)  He learned to
read the Hebrew texts of the Bible and was adept at
reasoning with the Torah sages of his day.  At age 12,
for example, we find him sitting in the Temple
discussing the finer points of the Torrah with the
religious leaders of his day  (Luke 2:39-52).
Such a discussion undoubtedly occurred in Hebrew,
not Aramaic.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“During his public ministry, Jesus read the Hebrew
Torah and Haftarah in the synagogue “as was his
custom” (Luke 4:16) .  Jesus also spoke about
yod v’kotz shel yod and its stroke, indicating
the meticulous attention he gave to the written
Hebrew Torah Text.  (Matthew 5:18).”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“It is unthinkable that the promised Messiah,
the King of the Jews in the lineage of Moses,
King David and the Hebrew prophets, would have
spoken his words of life using a foreign language
to the Jewish people.  As the King of the Jews,
He would have spoken the langague of the Jews.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“Additional texual evidence that Jesus spoke
Hebrew includes the fact that he spoke easily
with the Samaritan woman at the well (the Samaritans
preserved and spoke Hebrew, not Aramaic); (John 4:4-26).”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“The title over Jesus’ cross was written “in Hebrew”
and not Aramaic as is sometimes erroneously translated
(John 19:20).”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“Jesus later spoke to the Apostle Paul in Hebrew
on the Road to Damascus (Acts 26:14), and Paul gained
the silence of the Jerusalem crowd by addressing
them “in the Hebrew tongue” (Acts 21:40; Acts 22:2).”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“There are some sayings of Jesus that can ony be
rendered into Hebrew.   One can thus demonstrae
the Hebrew origins of the Gospels by retranslating
them into Hebrew.”
– Source (Jewish Sources in Early Christianity,
Adama Boooks).
by The Late Dr. David Flusser
Professor of Early Christianity and Judaism
of the Second Temple Period
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“It appears that the earliest documents concerning
Jesus were written works, taken down by his disciples
after his death.  Their language was early Rabinic
Hebew with strong undercurrents of Biblical Hebrew.
Even in those books of the New Testament which were
originally composed in Greek, such as the Pauline
Epistles, there are clear traces of the Hebrew
language; and the terminology in those books of
the New Testament is often intelligible only when
we know the oiginall Hebrew terms.  In these books,
we can trace the influence of the Greek translation
of the Bible side by side with the influence of the
Hebrew original.”
– Source (Jewish Sources in Early Christianity,
Adama Boooks).
by The Late Dr. David Flusser
Professor of Early Christianity and Judaism
of the Second Temple Period
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

…….
PAUL  AND  THE  APOSTLES 

“Jesus’ first disciples were essentially uneducated
men who spoke with a distinctive Galilean accent.
Nonetheless, they attended synagogues with Jesus
and lived Torah observant lifestyles.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“Until recently, it was believed by numerous scholars
that the language spoken by Jesus’ disciples was
Aramaic.  But during that period, Hebrew was both
the daily language and the language of study.”
– Source (Jewish Sources in Early Christianity,
Adama Boooks).
by The Late Dr. David Flusser
Professor of Early Christianity and Judaism
of the Second Temple Period
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“The Gospel of Mark contains a few aramaic words,
and this was what misled scholars.  Today, after
the discovery of the Hebrew BenSir (Ecclesiasticus),
of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and of the Bar Kochba Letters,
and in light of more profound studies of the language
of the Jewish Sages, it is accepted that most people
were fluent in Hebrew.”
– Source (Jewish Sources in Early Christianity,
Adama Boooks).
by The Late Dr. David Flusser
Professor of Early Christianity and Judaism
of the Second Temple Period
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

“Unquestionably, the Apostle Paul was fluent in
Hebrew, since he was educated as a Pharisee in
Jerusalem under the Rabi Gamaliel (Acts 222:3),
the grandson of the renowned Jewish sage Hillel
The Elder.  Paul described himself as circumcised
on the eighth day, a Pharisee, and a  “Hebrew of
Hebrews” (Phil 3:5).   Paul was well-esablished
in the Jewish leadership of his day, and even had
a relationship with the Sanhedrin and High Priest
of Israel (Acts 9:1-2).  But even after his conversion
on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:1-21), he still
identified himself as a Jew.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“In Acts 23:6 Paul confessed, “I am a Pharisee.”
Paul also regularly attended synagogue: “He came
to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews,
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them,
and during three Sabbath days, he reasoned with
them out of the scriptures” (Acts 17:1-2).”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS 

“The Dead Sea Scross (DDSS) of Qumran, known to date
from the same general period, reveal an overwhelming
preponderance of Hebrew texts.  These include
everything from commentaries to correspondence,
from documents to daily rules.  Scholars have
discovered that all commentaries on the Scriptures
were written in Hebrew – none in Aramaic.  The texts
found at Herod’s stronghold of Masada are written
in Hebrew as well.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“The Talmud regularly distinguishes between Hebrew
and other languages, especially Aramaic, for example,
Tracate Sotah 49b states that either Hebrew or Greek
should be used in Israel, but not Aramaic.  The Zohar
called Aramaic the “language of the evil force”.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“The Pentateuch was translated into Aramaic
for the benefit of the lower strata of the
population.  The parables in the Rabbinic literature,
on the other hand, were delivered in Hebrew in all
periods.  There is thus no ground for assuming
that Jesus did not speak Hebrew; and we are told
(Acts 21:40) that Paul spoke Hebrew.  We should
take this piece of information at face value.”
– Source (Jewish Sources in Early Christianity,
Adama Boooks).
by The Late Dr. David Flusser
Professor of Early Christianity and Judaism
of the Second Temple Period
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

THE  COINS  OF  THAT  PERIOD 

“Nearly all of the extant coins, that date from the
4th century BC until AD 135, are embossed in Hebrew
and not Aramaic.   Inscriptions on pottery vessels,
tombs, and other items likewise attest that Hebrew
was the spoken and written language of the common
people.  Simply put, Hebrew has always been the
nationalist language of the Jewish people.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

THE  EARLY  CHURCH  FATHERS

“In addition, many of the early ‘church fathers’
also acknoledged that the statements of Jesus
recorded in the gospels were in Hebrew.  For example,
Papias, a second century Church father, is quoted by
the histoian Eusebius;  “Matthew collected the oracles
in the Hebrew language, and each interpreted them
as best he could (Ecclesiasticl History, III.39.1),
and  Iraneus (c. 200 AD) wrote:  “Matthew used a
written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own
dialect.”  Later, the famous translator Jerome
wrote about the Hebrew Gospel he used to translate
the Scriptures into Latin (De vir.lll.,II).”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

“More recent scholarship by Dr. Robert Lindsey
and others now indicates a Hebrew structure to
the basic Greek New Testament (i.e., Hebrew  syntax
embedded within the Greek text).  The scattered
Aramaic words found in the New Testament are either
loan words or are simply poorly transliterated
Hebrew words and phrases rendered into Greek.”
– Did Jesus speak Hebrew ?
by John J. Parsons

Other proof of the fact that the disciples and
some early followers of Christ also spoke in fluent
Hebrew is found at Acts 6, verses 1.

“During this time, as the disciples were increasing
in numbers by leaps and bounds, hard feelings
developed among the Greek-speaking believers—
“Hellenists” — toward the Hebrew-speaking believers.”
(Acts 6:1)(MSG)-BibleGateway

“But as the believers rapidly multiplied,
there were rumblings of discontent.
The Greek-speaking believers complained
about the Hebrew-speaking believers…”
(Acts 6:1)(NLT)-BibleGateway

“Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites?
So am I. Are they descendants of Abraham?
So am I. ”
(2Corinthins 11:22)(NASB)-BibleGateway

CHRIST  WAS  CALLED  “JEHOSHUA”
NEVER  BY  THE  GREEK  SLUR – “JESUS”

“It is simply amazing to think that all
these years, hundreds of years, mankind
has been calling the Saviour by the wrong name!!”
-Gospel of The Kingdom
True Names and Title
Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley
1931 – Ohio USA

” ‘Jesus’ was not the Messiah’s name
when He walked the earth.”
-The True Name of The Messiah
by Neil Bornhoft

“It is interesting that throughout his life,
Jesus Christ never did hear himself called
by that name.”
— “Man’s Great Adventure,”
by Edwin W. Pharlow, professor of history,
Ohio State University.

“The founder of Christianity never heard
Himself called ‘Jesus Christ’ during His life.
He was known by His Hebrew name Jehoshua.
– Colliers magazine of Sept. 11, 1937
Paul Parnell

No one ever called Christ by the name of “Jesus” during his
earthly life.  As a Hebrew, he was referred to as “Yehoshua”
by his 12 Jewish disciples.   But Rome would not have anything
to do with it.  After the apostles left the earthly scene, Rome
adopted the religion of Christ and made sharp changes, not
only to Christ’s teachings, but even to his name.  Constantine
and the entire Roman Church Counsels – altered and changed
Christ’s name into something more Greek than Jewish; and
they even burned books that contained Christ’s original true
name.   All of these changes were in the interest of the large
pagan population in Greece and Rome at that time.

“Originally, the name of the Messiah
was , pronounced Yehoshua.
This is the Messiah’s original name,
and meant ‘Jehovah is salvation’.
It is quite evident that the modern
form “Jesus” does not even remotely
resemble the original name that the
disciples used.. This is fact. ”
-Encyclopedia Americana     (Vol.16, p. 41)

“IN 1415,THE CHURCH OF ROME TOOK
AN EXTRAORDINARY STEP TO destroy
all knowledge of two Second Century
Jewish books that it said contained
‘the true name of Christ.’
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
by Tony Bushby

“The plan of the Greeks was simple,
they merely dropped the Hebrew
terminology of names which referred
to the Hebrew deity, and substituted
the name, or letters, referring to the
name of the supreme deity, Zeus.”
-The Faith Magazine     Volume 69

“Now our modern translated scriptures say
Christ’s name is Jesus.  The name Jesus
is a compound word made up of Ie and Sous
(Hail Zeus).”
-The Origin of Christianity
by A.B. Traina

“This name of the true Messiah,
was objectionable to the Greeks and
Romans, who hated the Judeans (Jews),
and so it was deleted from the records,
and a new name inserted…Ie-Sous
(hail Zeus), now known to us as Jesus.”
-The Origin of Christianity
by A.B. Traina

“It is simply amazing to think that all
these years, hundreds of years, mankind
has been calling the Saviour by the wrong name!!
It’s hard to give up the name of Jesus
because it’s so deeply ingrained in us
and much has been said and done in that name.”
-Gospel of The Kingdom
True Names and Title
Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley      1931 – Ohio USA

“It is known that the Greek name endings with sus, seus, and sous
were attached by the Greeks to names and geographical areas as
means to give honour to their supreme deity, Zeus.”
-Dictionary of Christian Lore and Legend
Professor J. C. J. Metford

“The Messiah’s name was replaced with Iesus
(Greek)…Further, the Greek “Iesus”
comes from the name Zeus, the ruling God
in the Greek pantheon.”
-Gospel of The Kingdom
True Names and Title
Dr. Henry Clifford Kinley
1931 – Ohio USA

“Some authorities, who have spent their
entire lives studying the origins of names
believe that “Jesus” actually means –
“Hail Zeus!”  For Iesous in Greek IS
“Hail Zeus.”  “Ie” translates as “Hail”
and “sous” or “sus” translates as Zeus.
The English name “Jesus”, therefore, stems
etymologically from “Jupiter-Zeus” the chief
god of the ancient Greek Olympus.”
-“Yeshua” or “Jesus” — Which?
Biblical Research Institute; 1996
by Les Aron Gosling

“research reveals that the name “Jesus”
is linked to the Greek Sun-god “Zeus” ”
-COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE,
by C. J. Koster

“Originally, the name of the Messiah
was , pronounced Yehoshua.
This is the Messiah’s original name,
and meant ‘Jehovah is salvation’.
It is quite evident that the modern
form “Jesus” does not even remotely
resemble the original name that the
disciples used.. This is fact. ”
-Encyclopedia Americana     (Vol.16, p. 41)

“Jehoshua” means ‘whose help is Jehovah’;
‘Help of Jehovah’ or ‘saviour of Jehovah’.”
-Smith’s Bible Dictionary
under ‘Jehoshua”

“the construction of theophoric names,
starting with the letters “Jeho” is evidence
that God’s name is actually ‘Jehovah’
(and that Christ’s name is actually Jehoshua)”
– Smith’s 1863
“A Dictionary of the Bible”
Section 2.1

THE ‘ JEWISH’  NAME  OF MESSIAH
WAS  REJECTED 

“The traditional Christian Church has forgotten,
and even rejected, her Jewish roots.”
-The History of The Church vs The Synagogue
by Wayne Bedwell

“Later, in a similar manner,
Pope Alexander VI ordered all copies
of the Jewish Talmud destroyed.
The Council of the Inquisition required
as many Jewish writings as possible to
be burned.”
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
by Tony Bushby

“The mass destruction of Jewish books
included hundreds of copies of the Old
Testament. In an attempt by the church
to remove Rabbinic information about Christ
from the face of the earth, the Inquisition
burnt 12,000 volumes of the Talmud.”
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
by Tony Bushby

“In the mass destruction of Jewish writings,
the church attempted to destroy all documents
that recorded ‘the true name of Christ ’.”
-What Was The Church Trying to Hide?
by Tony Bushby

“the Talmudic evidence indicates that
historically the Jews regarded the name
of  Christ as ‘Yehoshua’            .”
– The Names Yeshua and Yehoshua
Yehoshua in the Septuagint
Yehoshua in the Hebrew Bible
by Dr. James Price, professor of Hebrew

“In order to make the previously despised cult
of the Early Christians acceptable to Constantine,
emperor of Rome – the new (pagan) Church Fathers
had to remove from its teachings certain doctrines
which they knew were objectionable to Constantine.
To accomplish this, certain “correctors” were
appointed, whose task it was to rewrite the Gospels.”
-Apollonius the Nazarene Part 1:
The Historical Apollonius Versus
the Mythical Jesus
By: Dr. R. W. Bernard, Ph.D.

“Learned men, so called Correctores were,
following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD,
selected by the church authorities to scrutinize
the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to
correct their meaning in accordance with the views
which the church had just sanctioned.”
-Prof. Eberhard Nestle
`Introduction to the Textual Criticism
of the Greek Testament,’
Einfhrung in die Textkritik des
griechischen Testaments: Eberhard Nestle

“the (biblical) manuscripts were carefully
revised by the correctores.”
-“Manuscripts” by Louis Bréhier
in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IX
(New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910)

“…theological disputes, specifically disputes over
the trinity (Christology), prompted Christian scribes
to alter the words of scripture in order to make them
more serviceable.”
-The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture
Prof. Bart D. Ehrman

“after the Council of Nicea, A.D. 325,
the manuscripts of the New Testament
were considerably tampered with by scholars,
called `correctores’, who were appointed by
the ecclesiastical authorities, and actually
commissioned to correct the text of the Scriptures
in the interest of what was considered orthodoxy.”
-Archdeacon Wilberforce

THE  DECEPTION  OF  TRANSLATORS
REGARDING  CHRIST’S  NAME

“The issue IS how to transliterate the real name,
Yeshua (or Jehoshua), from the Hebrew, into English.
We certainly don’t need to go through Greek into
Latin and then from Latin into English. Why would
anyone want to take such a circuitous route,
unless he’s trying to “prove” the validity of
the erroneousness,”Jesus?”
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley

“The change of the Messiah’s name from Yeshua
(Yahushua) to Jesus (a mistranslation) certainly
serves the purpose of obscuring his Jewish identity
and his Jewish ministry. The true ministry of
Yahushua the Messiah is and was dedicated to
finding the “lost sheep of the House of Israel.”
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley

“The English name “Joshua”  is a rendering of the Hebrew
language “Yahoshua”, meaning “Yehowah” is salvation”.
-^ A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament
Francis Brown, with S.R. Driver and C.A. Briggs,
based on the lexicon of William Gesenius. Oxford:
Clarendon Press. p. 221 & 446

“Yehoshua may refer to: Yehoshua, the Hebrew
name of Joshua, the son of Nun or of Jesus,
the Christ; since both hebrew names are identical.
Joshua (Hebrew: יְהוֹשֻׁעַ‎‎ Yehoshuaʿ; and both have
the same meaning.  Why do some Bible’s translate
it as ‘Joshua’, while others translate it as ‘Jesus’?
There is a definite inconsistency here.”

“Jehoshua, meaning ‘Jehovah is Salvation’.”
-The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 8, p. 374

“To transliterate the Hebrew name ‘Yeshua’
(or ‘Yehoshua’) into English, we merely go
to (another man with the same name as Christ),
‘Yeshua’ (or Yehoshua) (who was the son of Nun)
(He is mentioned in The Old Testament as well as
The New Testament.  Thus his name is pronounced
Yeshua (or Yehoshua) both in Hebrew and in English
– a perfect transliteration. What could be simpler?”
(The letter ‘J’ replaces the letter ‘Y’ in English).
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley

“History, both religious and secular, is clear that
the “Church” has expended a vast effort to distance
itself from the true nature, origins, and purpose of
this Jewish messiah!”
–IS JESUS a PAGAN NAME?
YHWH is Elohim – Yahushua is the Messiah
by Yahkov Hartley

“This name, Yahshua, being Hebrew,
was objectionable to the Greeks and Romans,
who hated the Judeans, and so it was deleted
from the records, and a new name inserted.
Yahshua was thus replaced by Ie-Sous,
now known to us as Jesus. They had worshipped
Zeus, or Jupiter, as the supreme deity,
so now they were told the new name was Theos,
or Dios, or God.  Their savior was Zeus,
so now they were to accept Jesus (Iesous,
or Zeus).”
– Chapter 3
THE ORIGIN OF CHRISTIANITY
By A. B. Traina

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