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Judeo-Greek has existed since the first encounters between Jews and Greeks recorded in the Apocrypha  and preserves lexical and morphological characteristics with the Greek language of various periods. During the Hellenistic period, Jews translated the Bible into a Judaized dialect of Attic and Ptolemaic koine, and later in the Roman period messianic Jews wrote three of the Gospels and most of the epistles of the New Testament in a Jewish dialect of koine that manifests an Aramaic substructure. …

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Steven Bowman, “Judeo-Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_0012350>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3152

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