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Old 07-06-2010, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I was reading an article the other day which reminded me that Jesus' other spoken language was Aramaic. Arabic is the closest language we have to Aramaic. Does that mean that Jesus in Aramaic called God "alaha" or "allah"?
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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I was reading an article the other day which reminded me that Jesus' other spoken language was Aramaic. Arabic is the closest language we have to Aramaic. Does that mean that Jesus in Aramaic called God "alaha" or "allah"?
A very interesting question, Kat. One I've never considered before. I do think it is possible. But I don't know. And I'm sure the very idea will upset some folks. But I'm glad you are here stretching our minds - they need the exercise!

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Old 07-06-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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I was reading an article the other day which reminded me that Jesus' other spoken language was Aramaic. Arabic is the closest language we have to Aramaic. Does that mean that Jesus in Aramaic called God "alaha" or "allah"?
Jesus being a Jew probably used the standard jewish term for God: Elah. In addition he used the term "Abba".

Allah is an Islamic term.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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Jesus being a Jew probably used the standard jewish term for God: Elah. In addition he used the term "Abba".

Allah is an Islamic term.
The word for God in Aramaic is alah or alaha according to the Pe****ta Aramaic/English Interlinear (http://www.pe****ta.org/).

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is One LORD:" (Deuteronomy 6:4)
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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This is better for the Philosophy and Religion forum.. This is not a Christian thread.

Mods...what is the deal here?
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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This is better for the Philosophy and Religion forum.. This is not a Christian thread.

Mods...what is the deal here?
I'd say the followers of Christ can discuss what Christ said in Aramaic... If I wanted to discuss it outside Christianity then I would have posted it there.

I have no interest in another religion's opinion...

Hope that clears up your concern.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Here is a video link to the mourner's kaddish, a jewish prayer that was written in Aramaic so you can hear for yourself. The word allah is not included.

Kaddish - The transliteration and translation of the Kaddish (http://www.yahrzeit.org/kaddish_eng.html - broken link)
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:53 PM
 
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I'd say the followers of Christ can discuss what Christ said in Aramaic... If I wanted to discuss it outside Christianity then I would have posted it there.

I have no interest in another religion's opinion...

Hope that clears up your concern.
In another thread, didn't I post the origins of the name Allah to you already?
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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Actually ABBA is Arabic for "Father" and this is how Jesus referred to God. Allah evolved in arabic
via the "moon god" a pagan deity and Muslims still are hooked (mostly out of ignorance and the heresy of influencial clerics/phrophets) on a present day pagan ceremony of praying toward Mecca and having replacement mediators to Jesus. They are well intended spiritual people who
have inherited a pagan faith and will live and die without knowing the truth of salvation. It's an
incomprehensibly sad senario. I still love these people and their children and feel helpless in having
a universal impact on their right to believe what they hold sacred. It's "religion" which God has little
to do with. These Muslims pursue traditional pagan customs to reach their Allah and it's all perverted nonesense.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:09 PM
 
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I'd say the followers of Christ can discuss what Christ said in Aramaic... If I wanted to discuss it outside Christianity then I would have posted it there.

I have no interest in another religion's opinion...

Hope that clears up your concern.
Yes, we are grown ups here and hopefully we'll be left free to discuss Christianity from all angles. Fear sucks.

Heartsong
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