Aramaic

A reader writes: Question: An atheist has claimed that Jesus’s conversation with Nicodemus couldn’t have happened because it’s a greek word that has two meanings, critical to the story, and Jesus didn’t speak greek. I know neither greek nor aramaic, and according to some english, so any thing you happen to know would be useful. […]

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Over on Facebook, a reader writes: Mr. Akin, could you possibly post "Abba" in Aramaic fully pointed. Why is the Beta repeated?~Thanks again First let's look at "Abba" in Greek, which is displays the issue that the reader is wondering about. Here is how the word appears in Greek (cf. Mark 14:36 in a typical […]

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In my previous post, I took on a silly video that has more than a million views of different versions of it. The video centered on Jesus’ statement in Luke 10:18 that, after the disciples had come back from a preaching mission, Our Lord had seen “Satan fall like lightning from heaven” and claimed that […]

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Just, y’know, not good evidence. Consider the following video, which has been going around the Internet, with over a million hits on YouTube between different versions. Okay. So that kind of settles it. NOT. I don’t know who is behind the video, but whoever it is clearly has only the most rudimentary understanding of the […]

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Jesus The Nassraya

by Jimmy Akin

in Aramaic

A reader writes: I too have been enjoying your posts on Aramaic in the New Testament. While my Hebrew is fairly good, my Aramaic is non-existant except for the Mourner’s Kaddish. But in this latest post it looks like you’ve opened a real can of worms. You state that in the Pshitta Acts Jesus’ name […]

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I’m getting a number of requests these days, inspired by the movie The Passion of the Christ, for language learning resources for Aramaic. I’ll be happy to oblige to the extent that I can, but unfortunately there aren’t a lot of good resources out there, especially for self-teaching. The problem is that there isn’t a […]

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I’m getting a number of requests these days, inspired by the movie The Passion of the Christ, for language learning resources for Aramaic. I’ll be happy to oblige to the extent that I can, but unfortunately there aren’t a lot of good resources out there, especially for self-teaching. The problem is that there isn’t a […]

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