Aramaic and Hebrew the Languages Spoken in 1st Century CE Judea HTML version

The Languages spoken in Judea during the 1st century CE
"Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad", Deuteronomy 6, 4
By Camilo Ezagui Menashe, studious of the Jewish roots of Christianity and Pilgrims Guide
in Israel.
Hebrew is one of several northwestern Semitic languages such as Phoenician,
Moabite and Amonean wich all share strong influences of Canaanite. We know that
the Torah or Pentateuch of the Bible was originally written in archaic Hebrew
using the characters of the Phoenician Alphabet.
The Torah or Pentateuch of the Bible
In the second book of Kings, chap. 18, 26 and in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah
chap. 36, 11 (8th century BCE) there is a clear mention about the difference
between Aramaic and the language spoken in Judea at the time of the Sanaquerib
invasion when the advisers of King Hezekiah in Jerusalem told the emissary of the
king of Assyria: "Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it; do
not speak to us in the Judaean language within earshot of the people on the