[b-hebrew] Mark 15:34, Mat 27:46, & Psalm 22

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Apr 20 05:22:05 EDT 2004

On 20/04/2004 00:05, Yigal Levin wrote:

>Yes, it is an Aramaic transltation of Ps. 22. Presumably, either Jesus
>himself, or whoever recorded what he said, was a native speaker of Aramaic.
>This was fairly common among first century Jews.
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>Subject: [b-hebrew] Mark 15:34, Mat 27:46, & Psalm 22
>>Mark 15:34: "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"
>>Mat 27:46 "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?"
>>22nd Psalm "Eliy, Eliy, lama azabetani" yle) yle) mh yntbz(
>>The cry of Jesus on the cross as recorded by two of the
>>Gospels does not match the Hebrew in the 22nd Psalm.  I
>>have been told that Mark 15:34 is actually Aramaic, as is
>>the the second half of Mat 27:46.  Is this correct?
But Mark's "Eloi" sounds more like Hebrew Elohi, suggesting that Jesus 
was misquoting Hebrew (or quoting a different Hebrew text), i.e. using a 
different word for "God", for the first half of the verse. Matthew's 
"Eli" looks like a correction to match the Hebrew better. Neither form 
is Aramaic, surely.

Peter Kirk
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