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First of all, many New Testament scholars say that Ephesians is not authentic, but was written in Paul's name by an anonymous author in the 80s of the first century. Burton L. Mack says in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 183, the style is different, the vocabulary is different and the rhetoric is different from authentic Pauline letters. This should rule ...


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The New Testament was written in Greek by Greek-speaking writers for a Greek-speaking, largely Gentile audience. Paul was a Jew of the diaspora, and diaspora Jews used Greek in their everyday lives, with many of them unfamiliar with the Aramaic (or Hebrew) of Palestinian Jews. The development of the Septuagint is evidence of this language difference. ...


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I believe the Bible was written in Koine Greek because God invented greek so he could write the new testament in it. It is a darn good language with a lot of expressive capabilities and has the same Mood and Voice grammatical shades as does Biblical Hebrew. The words for Sin and Holy have the same meaning, namely Harmatia, missing the mark and Chatah to ...


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Raymond E. Brown says in An Introduction to the New Testament, page 164, there is wide scholarly agreement that Mark's Gospel was written in the late 60s or just after 70, and therefore the destruction of the temple was imminent or had already occurred. Burton L. Mack goes as far as to say, in Who Wrote the New Testament, page 152, it would not have made ...



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