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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Abba

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This Syriac or Chaldee word is found three times in the New Testament (Mark 14:36 ; Romans 8:15 ; Galatians 4:6 ), and in each case is followed by its Greek equivalent, which is translated "father." It is a term expressing warm affection and filial confidence. It has no perfect equivalent in our language. It has passed into European languages as an ecclesiastical term, "abbot."


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Abba'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/a/abba.html. 1897.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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