Abba

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   5  
Original WordWord Origin
abbaof Aramaic origin (02)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Abba1:5,1
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
ab-bah'   Noun
 Definition
Abba = "father"
  1. father, customary title used of God in prayer. Whenever it occurs in the New Testament it has the Greek interpretation joined to it, that is apparently to be explained by the fact that the Chaldee "ABBA" through frequent use in prayer, gradually acquired the nature of a most sacred proper name, to which the Greek speaking Jews added the name from their own tongue.
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 3
Abba 3
 
NAS Verse Count
Mark1
Romans1
Galatians1


Total3
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Abba". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.