Walter Ameling draws upon epigraphical evidence to consider languages usage in Jewish Palestine in the Hellenistic and Roman periods in a data-rich recent essay: “Epigraphy and the Greek Language in Hellenistic Palestine,” Scripta Classica Israelica 34 (2015): 1-18. The thrust of his study is that from the Seleucid period onward Greek was widely used. As this publication won’t be readily available to some, I’ll give a few representative extracts.Past posts on the related topic of the languages Jesus spoke are here, here, here, here, here, and links
Friday, December 04, 2015
Greek in Hellenistic Palestine
LARRY HURTADO: Language Usage in Jewish Palestine: Epigraphic Evidence.