Did Jesus Speak Greek?
The Emerging Evidence of Greek Dominance in First-Century Palestine
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Anyone interested in the linguistic milieu of first-century Palestine should read this book. Far from speculating on hypothetical sources and scenarios, Scott Gleaves offers a fresh examination of the extant evidence. Historical Jesus studies must consider that in the Greek of the canonical Gospels, we most likely have the very words of the Jesus of history."
--Daniel H. Fletcher, Associate Professor of New Testament, Turner School of Theology, Amridge University, Montgomery, AL
"Scott Gleaves has written a well-reasoned, and quite readable, book on the thorny question of what language Jesus spoke, and in what language the gospels were originally written. Gleaves gives a judicious critique of the Aramaic hypothesis and provides evidence for the alternative view that Greek was the first language for Jesus and his contemporaries. I recommend this book highly."
--Paul L. Watson, Professor of Old Testament Studies, Amridge University, Montgomery, AL