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Was the Bible written in Hebrew or Greek?

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04/18/2017

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The Old Testament was written almost entirely in Hebrew, although some later books contain some Aramaic and a few words of Persian. A second-century-BCE translation into the Greek language, known as the Septuagint, was used as a scriptural reference by the author of Matthew's Gospel.

The New Testament was written entirely in Greek Koine.