Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Did God create the English language just so he could write the Bible in it?

And if so why did it fall out of fashion for so many centuries afterwards?

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    No. The first three langauges for the Bible were: Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic.

    Source(s): Bible
  • 1 decade ago

    The English language hasn't fallen out of fashion. I see you are still using it.

    Maybe you meant Latin. Haven't heard that for a while, unless some Catholic

    churches still use it.

    By the way, the bible is still going strong too, after all these centuries. All the

    best sellers like Gone With The Wind and even the Harry Potter books will

    fade out over time, but the bible has surpassed the sales of any other book

    written. The only book that has stores exclusively for its' sale and things

    related to it in countries all over the world. There's probably a store near you.

    Check it out.

  • garnan
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The Bible was written for all men to read and benefit from it.

    2 Tim. 3:16, 17: “All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.”

    We would expect God’s message to all mankind to be available around the globe. The Bible, the whole or in part, has been translated into some 1,800 languages. Its circulation totals in the billions. Says The World Book Encyclopedia: “The Bible is the most widely read book in history. It is probably also the most influential. More copies have been distributed of the Bible than of any other book. It has also been translated more times into more languages than any other book.”—(1984), Vol. 2, p. 219.

  • 1 decade ago

    No- the original languages of the Bible were Hebrew in the Old Testament and Greek in the New testament. It was translated into all other languages from those original languages. It is natural for humans to want to be free of any rules an live their lives the want they want. Basic human nature is selfish and is against God. Wouldn't most people opt for a life of freedom to eat, drink and have as much sex as they want rather than have to obey silly rules?

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  • 1 decade ago

    The majority of the languages/dialects that come from the British Isles, that we use date after the Romans. Not all, but most. Therefore, by Jove, English was invented by the Romans and corruptions of their earlier languages.

    As other have stated, the Bible wasn't originally written in English.

  • 1 decade ago

    Languages change. Even the Hebrews spoke different languages such as Aramaic. When the Romans were occupying Israel, some Jews spoke Greek as well as other languages. I would think it depends upon the stronger economy sometimes. For instance, many people in other countries speak English. America was a very powerful force at one time and many countries wanted to do business with us. Technically the whole world uses America. We buy their oil, we give them jobs, we even outsource our businesses to their countries.

  • Mark T
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It was first written in Aramic. Then translated to Greek. Then translated to Hebrew. And finally into many other languages. English derives from German. THe Bible is still the most sold book in the world, it still is in style.

  • Jesse
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    The bible is written in countless languages today, though it was originally written in Hebrew and Greek.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The original Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek.

  • 1 decade ago

    Really? Educational fail!

    The original Scripture was written in Hebrew.

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