What language was the torah/old testament originally written in?

plz quote sorces,

websites would be great!

Update:

i mean the origianl torah, it was either ebrew or aramiac.

andd i dont mean the old testement that you read now.

the five books of moshe.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hebrew.

    And Hebrew is far from a dead language- it has always been spoken by Jews and used for religious purposes (especially prayer). It was revived as a language of daily usage in the 1800's and is spoken by millions in Israel on a daily basis. There are a few differences between the Hebrew of the Torah and modern Hebrew, but mostly around various concatenations and there being two extra verb forms in biblical Hebrew. However, anyone knwoledgable in modern Hebrew can easily read and understand biblical Hebrew.

    Source(s): Orthodox Jew
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  • 1 decade ago

    http://www.fourmilab.ch/etexts/www/hebrew/Bible/

    The OT was written in the Hebrew language which is now a dead language, as in no-where speaks it anymore. The Hebrew bible was found preserved in the Dead Sea Scrolls so we have a copy of many parts of the bible in its original language.

    However, there are a few exceptions:

    Hebrew is used in Daniel 1:1 to Daniel 2:4a and Chapters 8 through 12, Aramaic is used from Daniel 2:4a to 7:28. The Aramaic langue was the common language or lingua franca, used in Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian communication. Aramaic is found also in the Ezra 4:8-6:18, 7:12-26 and Jeremiah 10:11.

    Also it is important to note that after the Jews were exiled from Jerusalem they started losing their use of the Hebrew language, and after a time very few spoke it or understood it at all. This is when the Septuagint translation was produced which was in the universal language of the time, Kione Greek. Often Jesus quotes from this version in the gospels which is why there is a slight variation in the wording between the old testament and the new when Jesus quotes it.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    The New Testament was written in Greek. It's funny anyone would write otherwise. It's an old form of Greek that was the common language in the region at the time, called Koine Greek. So it's not the same form that is currently spoken in Greece or the same form used by more ancient philosophers, Classical Greek. If you're interested in looking into it more, there are countless books/CD's/workbooks at any Christian book store, or any book store for that matter, I'm in the process of learning it myself.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Torah was originally written in Old hebrew

    Most of the Old testament was originally wrtitten in Old Hebrew

    However the Book of Esther was originally written in Ancient Persian

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hebrew

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hebrew

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hebrew

    Source(s): They're called the "Hebrew Scriptures" for a reason
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  • 1 decade ago

    Hebrew.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The first book to be printed on the printing press in Hebrew was not the Bible. It was the Torah with the commentary of Rashi. Why? Because the Torah is not to be read. It is to be studied. Rashi wrote his commentary nine hundred years ago. God Bless

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The entire Old Testament with the exception of parts of Daniel, was written in Hebrew.

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