[b-hebrew] Aramaic - Abba

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sat Jul 23 08:40:28 EDT 2005

On 23/07/2005 07:06, Dave Washburn wrote:

>On Friday 22 July 2005 18:57, Peter Kirk wrote:
>>On 22/07/2005 19:22, Harold R. Holmyard III wrote:
>>>... The Aramaic behind Matthew is
>>>êlî êlî lmâ ”vaqtanî. Whereas Mark has elohî
>>The former is Aramaic, but the latter is surely Hebrew. The Aramaic, if
>>not êlî, might be elahî, but not elohî. 
>Not necessarily.  ... It is also likely, as 
>I have said before, that Jesus' words were rather slurred, considering his 
>physical condition by the time he reached this point. ...

Fair enough, Jesus could have said something rather slurred which can be 
understood as either Aramaic or Hebrew. The position I object to is the 
one which claimes that ELWI is Aramaic but not Hebrew. Perhaps it could 
be either, but it certainly could be Hebrew.

Peter Kirk
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