Q. Is it true that the Gospel of Matthew was written in Aramaic and not Greek? Why do scholars say they were all written in Greek? And were the Gospels actually written by the authors that are credited with them? I mean, did Matthew, Mark, Luke and John actually write their Gospels?
A. Here’s a reply from TCA columnist Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D:
Early Church Fathers testify that Matthew wrote his Gospel in either Hebrew or Aramaic. It was later translated into Greek. The other Gospels were written in Greek, because at that time Greek was the universal literary language in the Roman Empire. Each Gospel was written by the man whose name the Gospel bears.