Jesus was multilingual
ABOVE PHOTO BY KHIEVEN ABELLON
Jesus of Nazareth functioned in a multilingual environment. He most likely spoke Aramaic, the language of his home and neighbourhood, and appears to have had good command of biblical Hebrew when reading the Scriptures. At the same time, he was familiar with Greek, the language of government and of wider communication. Jesus, the great communicator, would have chosen the most fitting language for the context in order to make his truth known. Following Jesus’ example, today the Scriptures may speak profoundly to someone seeking the Master in more than one language.
Read For unto you a multilingual son is born to learn more about the multilingual world Jesus was born into.
This story is from Wycliffe Today – February 2018 Edition (PDF)