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— by Coburn Coburn
There is a project going on to recover the Hebrew original translations of Matthew and Luke and some of the other NT books, in the process of making a Modern Hebrew translation of the NT. They have some very persuasive arguments to support the idea that Jesus would have spoken Hebrew and not Aramaic. They explain the various "Aramaic" quotes in the NT as also being good Hebrew, etc. They also have some good arguments for Hebrew primacy rather than Aramaic primacy. I thought it was pretty interesting. It would make sense that the Church after Constantine would have suppressed or forgotten any Hebrew texts that existed then. It certainly enlightens my translation work.