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Submitted by LeaNder (Germany), Sep 23, 2006 at 18:57

"And was the New Testament really written in Greek? I thought that Luke was written in Greek, Matthew in Hebrew and the rest in Aramaic. Please correct me if I'm wrong."

He means the Septuagint, the Greek Bible translation you must go back quite a bit in time to the 1 to 3 century CE. The Greek "Koine" was like English today. Koine means "common tongue" Maybe I should read the speech in English again and try to understand why this passage puzzles you. Numbers and mathematics definitely is at the center of science today. Matter as having "intrinsic rationality" sounds a bit philosophical but I like the explanation that has already been given already.

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