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Frequently Asked Questions
regarding
THE MEANING OF THE WORD
"ABBA."


Q. 1. I noticed that some biblical passages such as Romans 8:15, Mark 14:36 and Galatians 4:6 make reference to Abba. What does the word "Abba" mean?

References:

"The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” [Romans 8:15]

"And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt." [Mark 14:36]

"And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” [Galatians 4:6]

A. 1. The word "Abba" is best translated in English to the word "Daddy." The usage of this word is intended to show the close relationship that exists between the Father and the Son. As Jesus has a right to refer to the Father as "daddy," we too, as adopted children of God, have a right to refer to the Father as "daddy."




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