Greek inscription reads ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ([coin] of the great king Arsaces, lover of the Greeks)
What better way to show how much you "loved" the Greek language to mint a coin saying "we love Greek"? Please Isa, you know better. You knw that Parthia played these little games with the Sleucids all the time.
That's nice: what games did they play with the Assyrians?
Well, they must have been the dominant traid in the "absorbtion," because, as we see above, their language and cultural influence was paramount.
Where are your Indian Greeks then? They were completely absorbed, orientalized. They adopted the same gods as the Indians and soon reverted to speaking the native languages.
They survived until the time of Christ. We have their coins, inscriptions, etc. And no, they didn't adopt Indian gods, but some eventually became Buddhist. But then, so did some in the Aramaic world and the Roman empire.
I should think so, living 400 years there, and being led by an Egyptian prince who wrote their law.
As if living under Greeks for the same time wouldn't result in loan words no?
No. That's what Pentecost was about.
So now we lose the original and let the doctrines of men override us?
Except for Matthew, we have the original NT. That we have only a few of the original words is just how it goes. I've explained my views on the implications for universality of the Bible here already.
Was that not the reason the pharisees got trashed by Jesus?
No. The Pharisees spoke and wrote in Aramaic (but not Syriac) like everyone else.
Do you wish the same fate of Jerusalem in the first century?
I was born about two thousand years too late to wish any fate on first century Jerusalem.
Then why are you imitating him and his followers?
I would never on pains of death or torture recite a blasphemy such as "Allah had no Son" or that Jesus was the (failed) prophet before Mohammed. NEVER.
Then why do you buy into their ideas of scripture?
OH nearly forgot...the COE has the most ancient manuscripts of the Didache with it. [/quote]
In Greek? Latin? Coptic? Ge'ez?
So the COE has the "catechism" written by associates of the apostles with it.
On this question, btw:
Matthew and the Didache: Two Documents from the same Jewish-Christian milieu? By Hubertus Maria van de sandtor Waltherushttp://books.google.com/books?id=QwKUjnRZRzkC&pg=PA19&dq=Syriac+Didache&cd=1#v=onepage&q=Syriac%20Didache&f=false
that page (19) deals with the issue of Greek and Syriac culture at Edessa.