Apparently he spoke Hebrew and Aramaic, so how do you say Salam Alaykum in Hebrew and Aramaic?
Can someone give me the reference to the Bible too please, that'll be great! =]
And I always wanted to know why don't Christians ever greet eachother like this?
Yes, Jesus (pbuh) did say salam alaykum. In Hebrew it is said as shalom aleikhem.
It's reference is John, 20:19
Here is the verse: On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you (shalom aleikhem)." (John, 20:19)
Jesus was a Jew. Probably would of said Shalom Aleichem שלום עליכם in Hebrew.
I have no problems greeting others like that. However, since I live in Syria and the majority dislikes Israel, let alone Hebrew, I don't think I would be in a good position if I ever went up and greeted people with "Shalom Aleichem".
In the times of Jesus Christ only Aramaic was spoken in Jerusalem and surrounding cities. How could he say Salam Alaikum if he did not know Arabic greetings. Jews used to greet with Shalom.
If it was common to say Shalom then that is what he used to say. I suppose, If there was any other way in Aramaic language then he used that greeting.
He was probably fluent in both languages considering he lived in Israel and the language of the time was Aramaic. There is no reference to this statement in the bible but it is pronounced shalom Aleichem
Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, peace be upon you.
Then said jesus to them again, peace be unto you.
translating it to Arabic , it will look like it.
Shalom Aleichem. [Hebrew] :)
'People of the book' nowadays are far from being the people of the book - their scriptures are distorted and they are not loyal to their corrupt religion [can't blame 'em]. Lol. :/