Re: More on Logos Koine Greek was the language spoken by the Hellenistic culture, where Christianity spread to. Judea went under seige on and off by the Romans during the Jewish-Roman wars beginning in 66 AD and lasting quite a while. (The Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, and Masada took place in 73 AD.) Many of the Jews and the Christians from the area were scattered throughout the Hellenistic culture and into Koine Greek speaking areas as a result. Jesus even warned his followers about it in advance.