Abba

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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Abba – This Syriac or Chaldee word is found three times in the New Testament (Mark 14:36; Rom. 8:15; Gal. 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.”

Noah Moses

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