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Does the NT use of “abba” to address God imply a more intimate relationship than found in the tanakh? Yes and no. Yes, I think it’s fair to say that, since “Abba” precedes “father,” there is more of a calling out, a persistence, saying it twice and saying it differently. This implies intimacy. Thayer’s Lexicon (Abba): “father, in the Chald. ...


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I can only find one instance of αββα in the LXX. It is used in 2 Chronicles 29:1 to render the name of Hezekiah's mother, "Abijah". The Hebrew word in this place is אֲבִיָּ֖ה (Strong's H29, Abiyyah), which means "Jehovah is my father" or "Yah is my father". 24 times prior to this, the LXX used Αβια for this name. It seems reasonable to me, highly likely ...



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