Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #7 – The Original Language of the Gospel of Matthew Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... One thought on “Quora Questions w/the Amateur Exegete: #7 – The Original Language of the Gospel of Matthew” Add yours These videos are always very well-done! It seems like the resilience of the Hebrew-Matthew hypothesis has more to do with wishful thinking than with any evidence internal to the text. Christians want Matthew to have been written by Matthew, not by an unnamed Greek-speaking Jew who copied much of Mark. And just to add, even if one of Jesus’ disciples did write the first gospel, he almost certainly would’ve written in Aramaic, not Hebrew. Writing in Hebrew, besides being that ability quite rare in 1st century Israel, would’ve have severely limited the evangelists audience, or at least it seems so to me. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.