World Christian Ministries Association (WCMA) turned up the heat today when it released its three new website pages (answering the critics, apostolic fathers validate, and New Testament history) dealing with the debate on whether or not the New Testament was originally written in Hebrew or Greek. Conventional wisdom has historically held the position that Hebrew was a dead language during the times of Yahushua (Jesus) and his disciples and thus it was believed that a Hebrew original was just not tenable. This, however, is now being challenged as increasingly more evidence is being brought to the fore: both internal and external proofs.
The debate is hot because many staunch clerics and theologians still clench tightly with whited knuckles to the conventional wisdom of the past despite new emerging data and wisdom that tells a different story. Why? Maybe it is pride or maybe something else, but regardless there comes a time when the humble approach is the moral high ground. WCMA strongly advocates for letting go of the errors made by scholars of yesteryear and provides a persuasive list of arguments and proofs in support of their position.
Given the dynamics of this debate, it is unlikely that it will end any time soon and will probably get even hotter before it cools down. To learn more about both sides of the Hebrew New Testament argument you can visit WCMA’s website (and others) to catch up and possibly weigh in on this interesting debate.