'Tongue-speaking' has become common, mandatory practice in pentecostal and charismatic churches now for a century and is considered by them as evidence of the Baptism of the Ruach haQodesh (Holy Spirit) and of Fire. But what actually is 'tongues' and where do they come from? And is modern so-called tongue-speaking actually biblical? What constitutes true tongue-speaking?
Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) commanded His talmidim (disciples) saying, "When you pray, don't stammer/stutter/babble (Gk. battalogeo) like the heathen" (Matthew 6:7).
Battalogeo has only one occurence in Greek as it was a specialised word with a narrow meaning - it doesn't just mean to keep repeating the same words of a known language (like Aramaic or Greek) again and again but rather to make mysterious sounds and babbling gibberish which was viewed by the pagans as the 'language of the gods'.
This section lists numerous articles that give a complete exegesis of all the known passages that address Biblical 'tongues'. The facts may surprise you.