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I have always thought that Jesus spoke Hebrew as the primary spoken language of the people in His day. If Nehemiah pulled out the hair because the returning Jews from Babylonian exile were speaking the language of Babylon (which I assume was Aramaic), and not the language of the Jewish people, then surely the Messiah Himself would be speaking the language of the Hebrew man. (At the same time, I also believe that the language of the original texts of the New Testament was Greek, with many Hebraisms, given that nearly all of the writers were Israeli Hebrew speakers who could also communicate in Greek, the universal language of the day. There are lots of Americanisms in my own Hebrew!)
Erasing Hebrew as the language of Jesus and of the Israelis in His day is similar to referring to Him living in Palestine, rather than in the Land of Israel, as mentioned in Matthew when His mother and foster father returned with Him from Egypt. This is, on the one hand a form of anti-semitism; and on the other hand the righteousness of God: Israel wants to blot out the name and memory of Yeshua; the nations want to blot out Israel from being a nation anymore. Thanks and praise to God for our Redeemer and Savior to deliver us from the wrath to come!
Mark Lightman wrote:Romana locuta est, causa finata est.
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