the Greek form of a Syro-Chaldaic or Aramaic word, meaning "Be opened," uttered by Christ when healing the man who was deaf and dumb ( Mark 7:34 ). It is one of the characteristics of Mark that he uses the very Aramaic words which fell from our Lord's lips. (See 3:17 ; 5:41 ; 7:11 ; 14:36 ; 15:34 .)
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Ephphatha". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".