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To: Former Fetus
Of course this was inspired by the Holy Spirit, yet that still requires two separate gender constructs for Petra (rock) and Petros (masculine line)

And, was it originally in Aramaic/Hebrew and translated into Greek? If yes, then in Aramaic, the word used is Cephas which has no such issue

And finally, the chances are better that Jesus original words WERE in Aramaic, not Greek

115 posted on 06/30/2011 2:25:23 PM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Cronos

Jesus probably spoke in Aramaic, although most people in the Roman empire spoke koine Greek also. The point is, the gospel was written in Greek, so when Matthew had a choice of using petra or petros I believe the Holy Spirit made the choice of words.


127 posted on 06/30/2011 3:43:07 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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