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Paul's Greek name - Παῦλος - is a transliteration from Latin to Greek of the Latin word for "small" - paulus. The Church Fathers emphasize the aspect of humility in Paul's choice of his new name. Augustine describes why Saul came to be called Paul in one of his Anti-Pelagian Writings: Accordingly Paul, who, although he was formerly called Saul, chose ...


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The significance of these two names must very much depends on whether there really was a name change from Saul to Paul, or whether Paul was given a Jewish name and a Greek or gentile name as a child - not an uncommon practice among the Jews. On the other hand, it was also quite common, even in Palestine, for Jews to be known only by a Greek name. Examples ...


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Introduction In one respect, you have already answered the first two parts of your own question within the question itself: God ... is referred to as "father" (as in Matthew 6:9, Romans 1:7, Ephesians 5:20, 2 Thessalonians 1:1) And this is correct. However, "they name" is merely a reference to Πάτερ (Pater), since the sentence states "Father who is in ...


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When Jesus addressed the crowds on the mount/plain would they have understood "thy name" to be Eil and Elaha (also written as Alaha). See: 'What word did Jesus use for God in Aramaic?' Matthew's Gospel was written in Greek for a Greek-speaking audience. We know that the Old Testament references used in Matthew were from the Septuagint, so the author did not ...



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