In "The Multilingual Jesus and the Sociolinguistic international of the hot Testament," Hughson Ong offers a learn of the multifarious social and linguistic dynamics that compose the speech neighborhood of historical Palestine, which come with its historic linguistic shifts less than assorted army regimes, its geographical linguistic panorama, the social services of the languages in its linguistic repertoire, and the categorical varieties of social contexts the place these languages have been used. utilizing a sociolinguistic version, his learn makes an attempt to color a portrait of the sociolinguistic state of affairs of old Palestine. This e-book is arguably the main entire remedy of the subject material thus far by way of its survey of the secondary literature and of its research of the sociolinguistic setting of first-century Palestine.

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