In What Language Were the Synoptic Gospels Written?

This paper looks at the language spoken in and around Israel in the first century, and the claims that Hebrew or Aramaic was the lingua franca of the time. The focus then shifts to the writing of the Synoptic Gospels and what has been titled the “Synoptic Problem.” Caleb Hegg looks at the various claims related to the order of writing and the suggestion of a “Q” document. Finally, the presence of what is known as the Hebrew Matthew, or the Hebrew Gospel is then looked at and its part in the writing of the Gospels. In conclusion, Caleb believes there is solid evidence to suggest the original language these works were written in.

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Term Rabbi in the Gospels

Yeshua is called “Rabbi” in the Gospels. Is this anachronistic? Was the word used to identify teachers in the early 1st Century CE? And what of the prohibition in Matthew 23 about calling anyone a “Rabbi”? This paper, read at the Regional Evangelical Theological Society Meeting in 1992, is an inquiry into these questions.

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Yeshua: How do we know Him?

This article focuses on the validity and inerrancy of the Gospels. Tim Hegg poses this question: “How we know Yeshua if the Gospels are not inspired Scripture?” Hegg then turns to Scripture found within the Tanach to show that the figure found in the Gospels had already been prophesied. In conclusion, Hegg states that we can definitely trust our Bibles, and that the witness of the Tanach shows the Gospels to be true.

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