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What Language Did Jesus Speak? – English! (According to Google)

So what was Jesus’ language? If you type in “jesus language” into Google, it responds rather strongly: ENGLISH.

I kid you not.

Has Google fallen victim to the infamous quote “If English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me?” — No, certainly not. However, it just goes to show you that Google is not omniscient, and is quite capable of misinterpreting queries.

If you’ve typed in “jesus language” into Google by now to check, you’ll notice that on the right-hand bar there is a listing for the 1979 film “Jesus” which — according to its IMDB entry — is filmed in English. 🙂

Mystery solved!

And for those of you who have reached this page after the question that Google missed: Jesus, of course, most likely spoke some form of early Galilean Aramaic.

(And if you want to learn more about Galilean Aramaic, I’m going to be putting up plenty about that on  AramaicNT.org over the coming months.)