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The evidence of widespread knowledge of Greek has been presented in particular by Lieberman (1942). By 150 BCE , knowledge of Greek could be expected of the Palestine Jewish aristocracy; one sees from 1 Maccabees 8: 17–23 that Judah and some of his supporters knew enough Greek to negotiate in Rome and Sparta. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-05 16 The Sociology of Language and Religion 17 world would have to learn Greek; a good number of Jewish books were written in Greek at this time.

Most of the changes we have been tracing can be attributed to accommodation to the changing sociolinguistic ecology in which Jews lived. It was accommodation to the Gentile co-territorial language that added a new variety and influenced the internal Jewish variety. But the stable element generally remained the use of Hebrew for prayer and Hebrew and Aramaic for study. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-05 Bernard Spolsky The Sociology of Language and Religion this a result of language management undertaken by and on behalf of Jewish religious institutions?

Most Muslims therefore would have started off endorsing the use of Urdu in mosques. The ethnoreligious language was and still is used in the Jummah Masjid ‘to bring Muslims closer to their religion’ (Head of Jummah Masjid administration). When ancestral languages were still used in the community, Urdu enabled Muslims to understand their religion.

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