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The Old Testament

The Bible comes from two main sources - Old and New Testaments - written in different languages. The Old Testament was written primarily in Hebrew, with some books written in Aramaic. The following are brief snap shots of the beginning and ending of the Old Testament and the reasons for the first two translations of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Aramaic and Greek



  • 1875 B.C. Abraham was called by God to the land of Canaan.

  • 1450 B.C. The exodus of the Children of Israel from Egypt.
      1. Autographs


There are no known autographs of any books of the Old Testament. Below is a list of the languages in which the Old Testament books were written.

  • 1450-1400 B.C. The traditional date for Moses' writing of Genesis-Deuteronomy written in Hebrew.

  • 586 B.C. Jerusalem was destroyed by the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. The Jews were taken into captivity to Babylon. They remained in Babylon under the Medo-Persian Empire and there began to speak Aramaic.

  • 555-545 B.C. The Book of Daniel Chapters. 2:4 to 7:28 were written in Aramaic.

  • 425 B.C. Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, was written in Hebrew.

  • 400 B.C. Ezra Chapters. 4:8 to 6:18; and 7:12-26 were written in Aramaic.



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