The native language of the ancient Romans. It is now a dead language, but is taught for educational purposes, since many of our modern words are derived from its roots. It was one of the three languages in which was written Pilate's superscription that hung over Jesus, on the cross (John 19:20).
Meta. The fact that the title, "JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS,was written in three languages signifies that the Jesus Christ Truth--life, perfection, immortality, expressed and demonstrated throughout man, even to his outer organism--must be recognized and acknowledged by man on all three planes of his consciousness. He must accept this Truth and the Christ must rule in his superconscious mind, his conscious mind, and his subconscious mind. The Hebrew language refers here to the spiritual, or superconscious phase of mind in man; Latin to the subconscious; and Greek to the conscious, reasoning mind.