Did Yeshua speak Greek, Aramaic or Hebrew? How can we find out? And what difference does it really make to us?
This session investigates the Biblical and extra-Biblical evidence for the language of Yeshua (Jesus) and then looks at specific examples from the Gospels. Your eyes will be opened to a whole new and deeper understanding of Messiah.
So, if you really want to understand your Bible, this is a must-see, must hear teaching session that will blow your mind!
Even when we’re speaking the same language, the meaning can be completely different between cultures:
For example, “I’m going outside to smoke a fag” in English means “to go outside and smoke a cigarette”, but in America, where arguably the same language is spoken, it means “I’m going outside to shoot a homosexual”.
Word meanings change very rapidly, across and within generations:
Even when we're speaking the same language, the meaning can be completely different between cultures.
Think about these few examples, and I’m sure you can think of plenty of your own…
What is more, word meanings certainly change very rapidly, across and within generations. Communication is much more than just language – so 2000 years on, Yeshua's language should be even more important to us.
It makes the pursuit of the historical Jesus even more interesting, exciting and at times difficult, but pursue we must if we are to truly know Him and be able to apply His teachings and lifestyle in our own culture and generation.
Here's an overview of what's included in this series of three studies:
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