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Abba

Abba [N] [E] [H] [S]

See Fatherhood of God

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Edited by Walter A. Elwell
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Elwell, Walter A. "Entry for 'Abba'". "Evangelical Dictionary of Theology". . 1997.

Abba [N] [B] [H] [S]

This Syriac or Chaldee word is found three times in the New Testament ( Mark 14:36 ; Romans 8:15 ; Galatians 4:6 ), and in each case is followed by its Greek equivalent, which is translated "father." It is a term expressing warm affection and filial confidence. It has no perfect equivalent in our language. It has passed into European languages as an ecclesiastical term, "abbot."

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Abba". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Abba [N] [B] [E] [S]

father
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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Abba'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Abba

Aramaic/Hebrew for "father".

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, ABBA, Father. ( Romans 8:15 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Abba'". A King James Dictionary.

Abba. [N] [B] [E] [H]

See AB.


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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Abba'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ABBA

ab'-a (abba, 'abba', Hebraic-Chaldaic, "Father"):

In Jewish and old-Christian prayers, a name by which God was addressed, then in oriental churches a title of bishops and patriarchs. So Jesus addresses God in prayer (Matthew 11:25,26; 26:39,42; Luke 10:21; 22:42; 23:34; John 11:41; 12:27; 17:24,25). In Mark 14:36; Romans 8:15, and Galatians 4:6 ho pater, is appended even in direct address, in an emphatic sense. Servants were not permitted to use the appellation in addressing the head of the house. See Delitzsch on Romans 8:15; compare G. Dalman, Gram. des jud.-palast. Aramaisch, etc., section 40, c. 3.

J. E. Harry

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ABBA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.