What language was mark's gospel written in?

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Date created: Fri, Aug 13, 2021 11:28 PM
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  • First, Mark was written in Greek rather than Aramaic. Greek was the lingua franca of the Mediterranean world of that time, while Aramaic was the language common to the Jews. Had Mark been interested in addressing Jews specifically, he would have used Aramaic.

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Mark's Gospel was written in Greek Koine, a dialect of Attic Greek, as were the other gospels that were subsequently based on Mark's Gospel. Greek Koine had become the lingua franca throughout the Hellenistic world, except among the Palestinian Jews.

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