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April 22, 2008

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A few factual corrections:

1. In the time of Jesus, Aramaic to Hebres was kind of like what Latin is today to English. It is widely used in scholarly references but not a spoken language. Jesus mother tongue language (Hebrew) is still spoken very widely and is even the official language of a modern day country - ISRAEL. The origin of Hebrew is Aramaic as much as Latin is the origin of English.

2. The origin of the name John is the Hebrew name Johanan. In Hebrew the h in John is very much pronounced while in English it is silent. Quite similarly, have you ever wondered why in the name Matthew there are two 't' s? That is because the Hebrew origin is Matityahu . . .

3. While on the topic. Every name in Hebrew has a literal meaning. Jesus in Hebrew is Yeshua. Yeshua in Hebrew is Salvation in English. Interesting, huh ?

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