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And after a little while those who stood by came and said to Peter, “Of a truth you also are one of them, for your accent makes you known.” Bible

“your accent makes you known.” It is common for “city folk” to make fun of the way “country folk” talk, and the culture at the time of Christ was no different. Galilee was considered unsophisticated by the standards in Judea and Jerusalem. Robertson (Word Pictures in the New Testament) writes: “The Galileans had difficulty with the gutturals.” Paul Maier (First Easter, p. 53) writes: “It was a standing joke that you couldn’t tell if a Galilean were talking about an ass, a lamb, or a jug of wine, since they pronounced hamor, immar, and hamar just about the same.”


Commentary for: Matthew 26:73