Abba

Abba (Ah´buh, ab´uh)

The definite form of the Aramaic word for “father” (lit., “the father”), properly translated as “my father” or “our father.” Used by Jesus (and early Christians) to address God (Mark 14:36; Rom 8:15; Gal 4:6), the word suggests familial intimacy. Many scholars find indications of such use in ancient Judaism, but others argue that it originated with Jesus.

Mark 14:36

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Rom 8:15

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Gal 4:6

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