Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Five friends …

… The Best Christian Books — a Five Books interview with A.N. Wilson. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Her way of praying was to say Herbert’s ‘Love Bade Me Welcome’ and then the Lord’s Prayer in Greek. She was passionately keen on Greek and believed that Jesus spoke Greek. She believed the Lord’s Prayer in Greek is what he delivered to the world. I think that’s unlikely, but I love Simone for thinking it was Greek and for thinking that Homer was an early Christian.
Well, given that the Holy Family slipped off to Egypt — which would have meant Alexandria, which had a larger Jewish population at the time than Jerusalem — Jesus would have spent the first 12 years of his life among speakers of Greek. Hard to imagine he didn't learn the language.

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