Insight from Biblical Languages

There is a saying in theological circles: there are layers of meanings to be discovered in scripture.  For some of these meanings, knowledge of the original languages in which the various books of the Bible were written – Hebrew and Greek – can be greatly helpful.  These days, it’s easier than ever to gain a […]

February 19, 2014 in Featured Articles by

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WebDef: Beatitudes – Jesus’ Eight Happinesses

Beatitude /bēˈati’to͞od/- Noun: State of supreme happiness or blessedness. In addition to teaching through is own example of loving, nonviolent service, Jesus’ main teaching came in the form of questions, parables and a few large public sermons.  The Gospel of Matthew sums up Jesus’ official teaching in The Sermon on the Mount. Inside this sermon are the […]

August 26, 2013 in Bible Quotes & Commentary, Edify, WebDefs by

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The Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew

Audio Press play to hear The Lord’s Prayer in Hebrew, as read by Lauren Speeth. Video Text אָבִינוּ שֶׁבַּשָׁמַיִם יִתְקַדֵשׁ שִׁמךָ: תָּבא מַלְכוּתֶךָ יֵעָשֶׂה רְצוֹנְךָ בָּאָרֶץ כַּאֲשֶר נַעֲשָׂה בַשָמַיִם: תֶן לָנוּ הַיּוֹם לֶחֶם חֻקֵּנוּ: וּסְלַח לָנוּ אֶת אַשְׁמָתֵנוּ כַּאֲשֶׁר סלְחִים אַנַחְנוּ לַאֲשֶׁר אָשְׁמוּ לָנוּ: וְאַל-תְּבִיאֵנוּ לִידֵי מַסָּה כִי אִם-הַצִילֵנוּ מִן-הָרָע: כִּי לְךָ הַמַּמְלָכָה וְהַגְּבוּרָה וְהַתִפְאֶרֶת […]

April 27, 2013 in Lord's Prayer by

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The Lord’s Prayer in Greek (Classical & Modern Versions)

Audio Press play to hear The Lord’s Prayer in Classical Greek, as read by Father David Gill, SJ. Press play to hear The Lord’s Prayer in Modern Greek audio, as read by Eleni Xereas. Video The Lord’s Prayer in Greek (classical) – as read by Father David Gill, SJ. The Lord’s Prayer in Greek (modern) […]

April 27, 2013 in Lord's Prayer by

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The Lord’s Prayer in Latin

Audio Press play to hear the Lord’s Prayer in Latin, as read by Father David Gill, SJ. Video Text Pater noster, qui es in caelis, Sanctificetur Nomen Tuum; Adveniat Regnum Tuum; Fiat voluntas Tua, Sicut in caelo, et in terra. Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie; Et dimitte nobis debita nostra, Sicut et nos dimittimus […]

April 27, 2013 in Lord's Prayer by

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The Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic

Pronouncing Aramaic Abwûn d’bwaschmâya Nethkâdasch schmuuch Têtê— malkuthach Nehwê tzevjânach aikâna d’bwaschmâya’f b’arha Hawvlân lachma d’sûnkanân yao-mâna Wasbokân chaubên wachtahên aikâna daf chnân schvoqan l’chaijabên Weyla tachlân l’nesjuna ela patzân min bischa Metul dilachie malkutha wahaila wateschbuchta l’ahlâm almîn. Amên Understanding Aramaic Abwûn— Our Father | d’bwaschmâya— who [is] in the heavens | Nethkâdasch — […]

April 22, 2013 in Lord's Prayer by

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