ABBA (FATHER): Not ‘Daddy’

the-prodigal-son[Not by Michael Snow; this is a link for an article by Glenn T. Stanton]

From the Gospel Coalition

FactChecker: Does ‘Abba’ Mean ‘Daddy’?

In the Aramaic language of the time of Jesus, there was absolutely no other word [than Abba] available if Jesus wished to speak of or address God as father. … it [Abba] is… the only possible form!

See full article

Be sure to read the “Comments” there for a clearer understanding.

As the only term available, the key emphasis, a la NIDNTT, is that ‘abba was “the familiar word used in everyday family life.”

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