Archarya wrote, "be sure to read the entire New Testament in the original Greek. We will henceforth discuss the gospel story ONLY in ancient Greek, as we obviously cannot trust any translation of it."
And this is true especially of the King James version!
The real problem for scholars is that the Greek versions extant today, are not even the original versions. During the Council of Nycea, the Romans rewrote/doctored the original gospels and the Acts for their own perceived political purposes and the originals, as far as we know, were destroyed.
The language of administration of the Roman Empire was Greek, so it is not surprising that the gospels were written in Greek.
I would also recommend reading the four gospels in either the Greek or modern, honest, scholarly translations of the Greek gospels and I mean as honest and scholarly as Gerald Massey's translations of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics! But more importantly read the four gospels intertextually with Josephus Flavius's "War of the Jews!" That is, read them both simultaneously. You will be amazed!
Titus Flavius, we now know, made his adopted Jewish brother, Josephus the official Roman chronicler of his/Rome's conquest of Judea. Josephus' work represents then what the Romans considered to be the official account of Titus's military campaign in Judea culminating in the destruction of Jerusalem.
In my opinion, it is no mistake that for every event chronicled in "War of the Jews" of Titus's military campaign, there is a one-to-one corresponding parody/analog of it in the gospels occuring in the exact same place, in the exact chronological sequence! In my opinion, it is no mistake that the ministry of Jesus and the military campaign of Titus begin and end at the exact same places, i.e., Genezerth and Jerusalem respectively! I am convinced that the Romans coopted Gnostic Christianity, which was, in turn lifted from the ancient Egyptian religion as indicated by Archarya S., Gerald Massey and so wonderfully illustrated in "Zeitgeist."
A little background on Titus, son of the god Vespasian (deified by the Roman Senate, as were Julius Caesar and other Roman Caesars.) Suetonius wrote of Titus that "he was unusually literate" and could take shorthand faster than any secretary and was able to "forge any man's signature" and that Titus bragged he would be the "greatest forger" in history! From "Lives of the Caesars" by Suetonius, Titus, paragraph 4.
Suetonius also wrote of Titus that he possessed "consipicuous mental gifts." He possessed an extraordinary memory, photographic. He made speeches and wrote verses in Latin and Greek. He loved logic and logical puzzles. He created religions. The Romans were masters at using the religions of conquered peoples to maintain control. It is by no coincidence, in my mind that Clement, the first Pope of the Roman church was a cousin to Titus. The version of christianity Titus coopted from the gnostics represented the Imperial Cult during the reign of the Flavian emperors, of which, Constantinus Flavianus was, I think the last.
I would also like to note the interesting point that every woman asssociated with the ministry of this mythical Jesus, is named Mary! This, I believe is no mistake, no coincidence also. Turns out the the Roman soldiers had a generic expression for Jewish, Sicarii women, much like the Austrailians have a generic, slang expression for a woman, a "Sheila." For the Romans it was a "Mary." The gospels were intended to be understood on different levels. I believe for the Roman elite, they were intended to be dark humor.
Try to obtain the earliest manuscript of Josephus's "War of the Jews" sans the small mention of Jesus, that is a proven forgery. This is also accurately described in Zeitgeist. The manuscript that contains this forgery surfaced about the time of Eusebius, in the late 3rd or early 4th century. Eusebius openly advocated lying and forgery to further the interests of the church. Real nice guy! The earliest versions of Josephus' manuscript do not contain this forgery.