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Maranatha

Maranatha [H] [S]

( 1 Corinthians 16:22 ) consists of two Aramean words, Maran'athah, meaning, "our Lord comes," or is "coming." If the latter interpretation is adopted, the meaning of the phrase is, "Our Lord is coming, and he will judge those who have set him at nought." (Compare Phil 4:5 ; James 5:8 James 5:9 .)

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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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Bibliography Information

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

Maranatha [E] [S]

the Lord is coming
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

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

Maranatha, [E] [H]

an Aramaic or Syriac expression used by St. Paul at the conclusion of his first Epistle to the Corinthians, ch. ( 1 Corinthians 16:22 ) signifying "our Lord cometh."


[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[J] indicates this entry was also found in Jack Van Impe's Prophecy Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

MARANATHA

mar-a-nath'-a, mar-an-a'-tha (from Aramaic words, marana' 'athah, "Our Lord cometh, or will come"; according to some, "has come"; to others, "Come!" an invitation for his speedy reappearance (compare Revelation 22:20); maranatha, or maran atha):

Used in connection with anathema, "accursed" (1 Corinthians 16:22), but has no necessary connection therewith. It was used by early Christians to add solemn emphasis to previous statement, injunction or adjuration, and seems to have become a sort of watchword; possibly forming part of an early liturgy.


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