Speaking the Same Language

Catholic How

Aramaic Jesus

(Tomb-stone. 1 cent. C.E. Private collection)

by Patrick Angiolillo

Language is communication. Without language, whether written or spoken or in whatever medium it may be, one is unable to communicate with others in a meaningful, relational way. When we ask how God communicates with humanity, language necessarily plays a role in this inquiry. This is perhaps why there may be such high stakes surrounding the answer to the question What language did Jesus speak?

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About Patrick Angiolillo

New York University PhD student, Hebrew & Judaic Studies // MAR, Yale Divinity School '16 // AB, Boston College '14 // @CatholicHow Contributor
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