|(Latin) Kingdom of Jerusalem Regnum Hierosolymitanum (Latin) Roiaume de Jherusalem (Old French)|
|Common languages||Latin (official/ceremonial) Old French (popular) Medieval Latin Italian Arabic Medieval Greek Western Aramaic Hebrew|
What language was spoken in ancient Jerusalem?
Aramaic and Hebrew, by the different classes of native inhabitants. Greek by educated natives and by foreigners, probably also by most of the Roman troops, but was it a mother tongue of most foreigners, or only used as a common language to speak to others? Latin, spoken by the upper class Romans.
Is Aramaic older than Hebrew?
Aramaic is thought to have first appeared among the Aramaeans about the late 11th century bce. … Aramaic had replaced Hebrew as the language of the Jews as early as the 6th century bce. Certain portions of the Bible—i.e., the books of Daniel and Ezra—are written in Aramaic, as are the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds.