maranatha

maranatha (Mair´uh-nath´uh, mahr´uh-nath´uh)

An Aramaic expression transliterated into Greek (1Cor 16:22) meaning “Our Lord has come” (maran atha) or “Our Lord, come” (marana tha). The prayer “Come, Lord Jesus” in (Rev 22:20) favors the latter understanding. The use of “maranatha” in (1Cor 16:22) indicates that this was an early prayer and that Jesus already in earliest times was probably referred to as Mar, or “Lord.”

1Cor 16:22

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Rev 22:20

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