The Gospel of Matthew in Greek?


If Matthew truly wrote Matthew, why would he use a Greek translation of the Torah?

Date Submitted:05/10/2020

Submitted by:internet seeker

Response Completed?Yes


It seems that there are really two questions here:

  1. Why did Matthew use a Greek Translation of the scripture, and
  2. Did Matthew really write Matthew?

The second question, I address in summary way in another post on this blog.

Regarding the first question, I believe Matthew wrote in Greek and used a Greek translation of the Torah so that it could be read by a wider audience. At this point, Greek was the common business language of the Roman empire.