“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.”
The Old and New Testaments were written in the tongue in which it was inspired, (which the Apostles spoke) and that language was Hebrew/Aramaic.
Prologue to The Book of Sirach
“For the same things uttered in Hebrew, and translated into another tongue, have not the same force in them;”
We also understand that according to Sirach some words when translated to another tongue “have not the same force in them”. So we have restored selected words (by careful comparison to the original Mesoretic Hebrew Text & Aramaic Peshitta) with the intention of restoring the powerful force and meaning of the words from the Original Text and removing all of the Greek influences.
Here, Josephus Flavius, an Ancient Hebrew Israelite historian who lived in that time, proved that the Hellenic (Greek) culture was not accepted by Hebrew Israelites. They fiercely guarded Hebrew/Aramaic which was the language of the people.
Wars of the Jews,” Josephus in his preface, Section I
“I have proposed to myself for the sake of such as live under the Roman Government, to translate those books into the Greek tongue, which I formally composed in the LANGUAGE OF OUR COUNTRY…” (the common Hebrew, otherwise known as Aramaic).”
The Antiquities of the Jews, Book 20, Chapter XI, Section 2
“I also have taken a great deal of pains to obtain the learning of the Greeks, and understand the elements of the Greek language, although I have so long accustomed myself to speak our own tongue, that I cannot pronounce the Greek with sufficient exactness, for our own nation DOES NOT ENCOURAGE THOSE THAT LEARN THE LANGUAGES OF MANY NATIONS…because they look upon this sort of accomplishment as common (profane)…There have yet hardly been so many as two or three that have succeeded (in learning Greek) therein who were immediately rewarded for their pains”
Furthermore, in the book of Maccabees, which contains the History of the Israelite warriors, we can see that when the wicked men of Yisra’EL decided to make a covenant with the Greeks, we had “MUCH SORROW”