Eli Eli Lama Azbatany or Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani?

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Tue Jun 15 17:23:25 EDT 1999


> Shalom To the List:
> 
> In the book of Tehilim chapter 22:1 we have the direct quote from David as
> to what Ishua said on the execution stake: 
> 
> "My God, My God why hast thou "forsaken me". In Ivrit(hebrew) this is: 
> 
> "Eli Eli Lama Azbatany" 
> 
> BUT 
> 
> In when Ishua is on the cross He is recorded to have said 
> 
> "Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani" in Mattityahu/Matthew chapter 27. 
> 
> So we have a toss up. The word Azbatany or Sabachthani. 
> 
> Here is the definition for Azbatany: 
> 
> 05800 `azab {aw-zab'} 
> a primitive root; TWOT - 1594,1595; v 
> AV - forsake 129, leave 72, leave off 4, faileth 2, fortify 2, help 2,
> committeth 1, destitute 1, refuseth 1, surely 1; 215 1) to leave, loose,
> forsake 1a) (Qal) to leave 1a1) to depart from, leave behind, leave, let
> alone 1a2) to leave, abandon, forsake, neglect, apostatise 1a3) to let
> loose, set free, let go, free 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be left to 1b2) to be
> forsaken 1c) (Pual) to be deserted 2) to restore, repair 2a) (Qal) to
> repair   Here is Sabachthany: In the lexicon there is a questi
> on mark beside this word!!!!!!!!! 
> 
> 4518 sabachthani {sab-akh-than-ee'} 
> of Aramaic or 07662 with pronominal suffix;; Aramaic transliteration  AV -
> sabachthani 2; 2 1) thou hast forsaken me. It is said that this word
> corresponds to the word Shebaq which is number 7662:  
> 
> 07662 sh at baq (Aramaic) {sheb-ak'} corresponding to the root of 07733; TWOT
> - 3018; v AV - leave 4, let alone 1; 5 1) to leave, let alone 1a) (P'al)
> to llet alone 1b) (Ithpael) to be left 
> 
> 
> Why if this is a direct quote from Davud would he then not say Azbatany
> and say Sabachthani? 

As I understand it, he was speaking Aramaic, not Hebrew.  
Dave Washburn
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