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  • Published 2012

Jesus and Gospel Traditions in Bilingual Context: A Study in the Interdirectionality of Language

@inproceedings{Lee2012JesusAG,
  title={Jesus and Gospel Traditions in Bilingual Context: A Study in the Interdirectionality of Language},
  author={Sangil Lee},
  year={2012}
}
Most historical Jesus and Gospel scholars have supposed that the Jesus and Gospel traditions were unidirectionally transmitted from Judaeo-Palestinian into Hellenistic, from oral into written and from Aramaic into Greek, and never vice versa. However, this book proposes that linguistic milieus of 1st-century Palestine and the Roman Near East were bilingual in Greek and vernacular languages and that the earliest church in Jerusalem was a bilingual Christian community. The study of bilingualism… CONTINUE READING