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comment Languages spoken by Josephus?
@konwayk, in Biblical Hebrew, 'manna' drops the h in the middle. It is spelt מן. You can look at any Hebrew Bible for confirmation. Numbers 11:6, 7, and 9, for ease of finding the first reference to manna. I can't help but notice that you aren't addressing how Josephus draws a distinction between Ebrion, the language of his people and the (OT) Scripture, and Suristi (Antiquities 10 1.2). He also points out a pun used by watchmen on the Jewish walls that only works in Hebrew (not in Aramaic) War 5 6.3. Then he says he was sent because they would trust one who spoke their own language 5 9.2.