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What language did Jesus speak when He preached to the common man? The scholarly consensus is Aramaic, and this idea was portrayed popularly in Mel Gibson's movie 'The Passion of the Christ.' But there is a major problem with this idea - there was no Aramaic Bible at the time of Christ.
This booklet argues that new discoveries show that Hebrew was the common language of the Jews in the time of Jesus. The Jews at that time looked down on Aramaic. Yet Aramaic does make its way into the Greek New Testament. Why? Is there a lesson God wants us to learn about reconciliation through the filter of language?