The Hebrew is the language in which men of God wrote the Old Testament. This it is a sufficient reason to love the Hebrew and to try to study it in possible every day, from my days of student in the Theological Community of Mexico, in Av. San Jerónimo in México city, where to the feet of the Dr. Gonzalo Báez Camargo, I learned to distinguish, the alef, of the bet and the guimel. Where I learned the alefato.
I have had the privilege of being in the sanctuary of the Book in Jerusalem, this majestic and haughty museum that they ordered to construct the Cohen of New York, where with great emotion I could have distinguished the Hebrew letters in the copies of the manuscripts that there show themselves.
Nevertheless, I differ radically from some very peculiar opinions that of a time to here, want to make us believe that the Hebrew is the God’s Language, and that therefore, all the important terms, beginning with the God’s Name, must be used in Hebrew.
The Semitic languages are a macro family of Afro-Asian languages. They developed especially for Middle East and the north and East of Africa. They take his name of the Biblical personage Sem, the son of Noe, whose descendants would be with base in the Biblical history and the tradition, the Semitic peoples.
There is testimony of Semitic writings of 5000 years of antiquity. But it is not a question of an alone language, but of many and with variants between them. Nowadays there are distinguished three basic groups of Semitic languages: oriental, north and southern.
In the Oriental group there is the Language secondhand Acadio two thousand years B.C. and that gave origin to two dialects: The Babylonian who spoke himself to the south of the Mesopotamia and the adirio who spoke himself to the north of the same Mesopotamia.
In the north branch they arise the amorrita that nomads used people from 1500 years B.C. and the ugarítico, which seems to be the most ancient form of the Cananeo, used from 14 centuries B.C.
And in the southern branch we find from 1500 years before and Christ the Languages cananeas, between that five hundred years appear from muil B.C.: the Hebrew, the Punic, the Moabite Edonita, and the amonita. They wrote each other originally in an alphabet adopted as the Phoenicians of a form cananea previous.
THE classic Hebrew or Biblical Hebrew spoke himself in Israel and it covers approximately thousand years, being his principal testimony the Old Testament. Originally this Hebrew corresponded himself with the alphabet cananeo Phoenician, but in the 4th century B.C., the Israelites adopted of the Arameic language the “square” alphabet that is used until today for several Hebrew languages as the Yiddish, the Sephardi and the judeo arabic.
The Semitic languages most spoken in the present sound the Arab, the amárico, the Hebrew and the tigriña. The proto language or group of narrowly tied dialects that place would have given to the Semitic languages is known like proto Semitic.
The Christians we love the Hebrew Language, but of there to believing that it is the sacred language, only it would show a fat ignorance
Someone said to me that an irrefutable proof that the Hebrew is the God’s language, is that when God was revealed to Paul he spoke to him in Hebrew language. Since he says Acts 26.13-16: “About noon, O King, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ Then I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied.” ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you.“
Some versions of the Bible in Spanish here, say that Jesus spoke to Paul in Hebrew language, though several translations say to the Englishman that he spoke to him in Arameic language. This difference owes to that there are copies of original that say Arameic language and instead of Hebrew language.
But this verse the only thing that he says to us is that God spoke to him in Hebrew Language because those who were accompanying Paul were speaking the Hebrew and God wanted that they understood what He was saying to Paul.
BUT IT DOES NOT WANT TO SAY THAT FROM THIS DAY Paul already only spoke in Hebrew and that it forced the gentiles who were turning to the gospel to which they were learning Hebrew and were using Hebrew terms.
If God had wanted that the Christians we were using the Hebrew, it had extended it since there extended the Greek Koiné and this way it had revealed to his apostles and prophetic. On the contrary Paul was a polyglot to preach the Gospel.
It is fashionable to be call the Salvador Yeshua Amashiaj and those who have such a position are aggressive and lacking in respect towards the Christian evangelical people, when one accuses us of using a blasphemous and idolatrous name on having called our savior Jesus the Christ. What they do not know or want to ignore that the Christians we use this compound word JESUS CHRIST, to name our Savior, because this way it settled itself in the New Testament, on having written itself in Greek Koiné: Iesus, Xristos. Nevertheless from the translation of to Septuaginta to the Greek, the term Mashiaj was translated as Christ, and for 20 centuries the term Christ his different forms has joined to almost all the current languages of the world.
And there never appears in the New Testament an insinuation of which the Christians we must use only the Hebrew. Never!