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by Wayne Blank
The Hebrew Alphabet
Hebrew is a member of the ancient West-Semitic family of languages, which includes Aramaic (see Fact Finder question below), Syriac, Moabite, Phoenician and others.
The Greek Alphabet
Greek is a member of the Indo-European group of languages. Greek was one of the foremost languages of ancient times, and was in many ways the "English" of its day i.e. people from many nations and languages used Greek as a common language to communicate. It was still so prominent at the time of the first coming of the Messiah that it was used to write the New Testament. Jesus Christ, in using the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet (alpha and omega) as an analogy, referred to Himself as "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end." (Revelation 22:13 RSV)
Fact Finder: Along with Hebrew and Greek, what other language (and alphabet) was Jesus Christ fluent?