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    Jesus: "My God, My God why has thou forsaken me?

    What language was Jesus speaking when He said this?

    Thanks.

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    Aramaic

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewriteranon View Post
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    The reason I am asking is that a Muslim thinks Jesus called out for ALLAHA.

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    I don't know Aramaic, but from what I understand about Aramaic, it's possible that the word for God is cognate with the Arabic, as they are related languages. In the end it shouldn't matter, because Jesus was speaking the normal Aramaic word for God (and Arabic-speaking Christians, such as those in my own Antiochian jurisdiction, use the word "Allah"), but I know that won't matter to a Muslim.

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    “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46, KJV).

    If Jesus was referring to Psalm 22:1, some scholars believe He was using a transliteration of both Aramaic and Hebrew.

    In either case, the Psalm is most certainly about the real God, and not Allah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46, KJV).

    If Jesus was referring to Psalm 22:1, some scholars believe He was using a transliteration of both Aramaic and Hebrew.

    In either case, the Psalm is most certainly about the real God, and not Allah.
    While I agree with you, and I agree that the Muslim concept of Allah is not the Judeo-Christian God, I emphasize again that Arabic-speaking Christians use the word "Allah" since it is the generic word for God in Arabic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewriteranon View Post
    While I agree with you, and I agree that the Muslim concept of Allah is not the Judeo-Christian God, I emphasize again that Arabic-speaking Christians use the word "Allah" since it is the generic word for God in Arabic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian3 View Post
    The reason I am asking is that a Muslim thinks Jesus called out for ALLAHA.
    Couldn't be. Even if you stretch "Eli/Eloi" to "Allah", the Allah of Islam only responds to prayers in Arabic - and the rest of his statement could not be considered Arabic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewriteranon View Post
    While I agree with you, and I agree that the Muslim concept of Allah is not the Judeo-Christian God, I emphasize again that Arabic-speaking Christians use the word "Allah" since it is the generic word for God in Arabic.
    Arab Jews and Christians do say Allah when referring to God but that is only because they speak Arabic. They do not have the same conception of God as Muslims do; for instance, some of the Christians are trinitarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Couldn't be. Even if you stretch "Eli/Eloi" to "Allah", the Allah of Islam only responds to prayers in Arabic - and the rest of his statement could not be considered Arabic.
    And this phrase was originally spoken by King David and he did not speak in Arabic.

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