Are we to see a broader reference to the Diaspora?
There is a growing idea, and even debate, that the original New Covenant was written in Aramaic and/or Hebrew. The Eastern Peshitta is widely considered the most reliable of the texts by Aramaic Primicists. We will not delve into this debate one way or the other, but will consider one of the differences between the two.
The basic teachings are the same in both Greek and Aramaic, but there are some finer distinctions made between the two. One of the distinctions is that where we commonly read "Greek" in the following verses, the Aramaic reads "Aramean." The use of "Aramean" occurs twenty times. Does this make a difference? Let's see.
Timothy's Father was Aramean
Acts 16:1-3, And he arrived in Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple named Timothy was there, the son of a certain believing Jewish woman, but his father was an /Aramean/. This one was being testified of by the brothers in Lystra and Iconium. Paul desired this one to go forth with him, and taking him he circumcised him, because of the Jews being in those places. For they all knew his father, that he was an /Aramean/.
Both Jews & Arameans living in Ephesus heard of the faith of Yeshua
Acts 19:9-10, 16-17, But when some were hardened, and did not obey, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, departing from them, he separated the disciples, and spoke to them daily in the school of a certain Tyrannus. And this happened over two years, so as all those living in Asia heard the Word of the Master Yeshua, both Jews and Arameans... And the man in whom was the evil demon leaped upon them, and overpowered them, and threw them down: And they fled out of the house naked and wounded. And this became known to all, both Jews and Arameans, those living in Ephesus. And fear fell on them all, and the name of the Master Yahshua was magnified.
Acts 20:17-21, And sending to Ephesus from Miletus he called for the elders of the congregation. And when they came to him, he said to them: You understand, from the first day on which I set foot in Asia, how I was with you all the time, serving our Master with all humility, and many tears and trials happening to me by the plots of the Jews; as I kept nothing back of what is profitable, so as not to tell you, and to teach you publicly, and from house to house, earnestly testifying both to Jews and to /Arameans/ repentance toward Elohim and faith toward our Master, Yeshua Messiah.
Not allowed to enter the Temple area
Acts 21:26-29, Then taking the men on the next day, having been purified with them, Paul went into the sanctuary, declaring the fulfillment of the days of the purification, until the offering should be offered for each one of them. But when the seven days were about to be completed, having seen him in the sanctuary, the Jews from Asia stirred up all the crowd, and they laid hands on him, crying out, Men, Israelites, help! This is the man who teaches all everywhere against the people and the Torah and this place. And even more, he also brought /Arameans/ into the sanctuary and has defiled this holy place. For they had before seen Trophimus, the Ephesian in the city with him, whom they supposed that Paul brought into the sanctuary.
YEHOVAH is not a respector of persons
Romans 1:13-16, But I do not wish you to be ignorant, brothers, that often I purposed to come to you, and was kept back until the present, that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among the other nations. Greeks and barbarians, the wise and the unwise: I am a debtor, to preach to every man. And so I am eager to preach to you also who are at Rome. For I am not ashamed of the good news of Messiah, for it is the power of YEHOVAH to salvation to everyone believing, both to Jew first, and to the Aramean;
Romans 2:6-11, He "will give to each according to his deeds:" /age-lasting/ life truly to those who with patience in good work seeking glory and honor and immortality; but to the ones who are stubborn, and do not obey the truth but obey iniquity, He will render anger and wrath, trouble and pain on every soul of man that works out evil, both of Jew first, and also of /the Aramean/. But glory and honor and peace will be to everyone working out good, both to the Jew first, and to the /Aramean/. For there is no respect of persons with YEHOVAH.
Romans 3:9; 10:12
1 Corinthians 1:22, 23, 24; 10:32; 12:13
Galatians 2:3, 14; 3:28