Matthew's gospel first written in Hebrew?

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Secret Alias wrote: Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:01 am You have very dogmatic beliefs. John2 allows you to experiment. Mazel Tov!

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Re: Matthew's gospel first written in Hebrew?

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I am curious what is the summary of this question?

Did Matthew infact write the Gospel first in Hebrew?
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jschroeder wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:04 am I am curious what is the summary of this question?

Did Matthew infact write the Gospel first in Hebrew?
The short answer:

Of course not, that's all mere fantasy and wishful thinking, just like Christianity itself. All of it a Roman product, brought to the audience in bad Greek
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jschroeder wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:04 am I am curious what is the summary of this question?

Did Matthew infact write the Gospel first in Hebrew?
The statement in Papias probably indicates the existence of an early Aramaic or Hebrew version of Matthew.
IMHO this version was based on Greek Matthew rather than the other way round.

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