Is Our Bible Accurate?
When language is translated.
Our Holy Bible has been written in several languages and translated many times. Most of the Bible, the Old Testament and the New Testament were originally written in Hebrew, but some of it was written in Aramaic.
The Aramaic language belongs to the Sematic Family which includes languages like Hebrew and Pheonician. The Aramaic language is about 3,000 years old and was a language that was used by Administrations of Empires and Divine Worship. Aramaic was used by the conquering Assyrians and also by the Babylonians, and Persian Empires, which ruled from India to Ethiopia. Today there are documents that were written in Aramaic that are owned by Egypt and Palestine, and even some writings that are hidden in the Vatican.
What is very interesting, however, some believe it was the day to day language of Israel in the Second Temple period of time. That would have been around 539 BCE-70 CE. Some even believe it was the language spoken by Jesus because Aramaic remained a dominant language for Jewish worship, scholarship, and everyday life for centuries in both the land of Israel, and Babylon.
Most of the Bible was written in Hebrew, however there are a just verses of the bible that were written in the Aramaic language. These were in the Old Testament Ezra:8-16, Jeremiah 10:11, Daniel 2:7-28. There were also, a few writtings in the New Testament in which the followers of Jesus spoke a few words in Aramaic.
What is is very interesting, however is the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947, and the Dead Sea Scrolls have been carefully studied. The carbon dating shows them to actually come from the first century BC. Among the Dead Sea Scrolls about 20% of the texts discovered had been written in Aramaic.
Since most of the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls were written in Hebrew, then my next question would be are the translations of the bible accurate? This is a question I have been thinking about for a long time. However, if God, put writing the Bible into man's hands, then it does not matter what language is used. Because God want's us to know His love for us. He gave us his only Son Jesus. Jesus who died on the Cross to forgive us for our sins.
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