Lama Sabachthani
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Lama Sabachthani

ELOI; ELOI; LAMA; SABACHTHA; ELI; ELI; LAMA SABACHTHANI

e'-loi, e-lo'i, la'-ma, sa-bakh-tha'-ni, or (Eloi, eloi, lama sabachthanei):

The forms of the first word as translated vary in the two narratives, being in Mark as first above and in Matthew as in second reading.

With some perversions of form probably from Psalm 22:1 ('eli 'eli lamah `azabhtani). A statement uttered by Jesus on the cross just before his death, translated, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46 Mark 15:34).

There is an interesting but difficult problem in connection with the interpretation of this passage. There seems to be a mixture of Aramaic and Hebrew.

The first two words, whether in Hebrew or Aramaic, have sufficient similarity to each other and each sufficient similarity to the name itself to warrant the jeer that Jesus was calling upon Elias, or the sincere supposition of those who might not fully understand the language, that he was actually calling on Elias.

The forms lema and lama used in Matthew and Mark respectively (Westcott and Hort, The New Testament in Greek) represent the various possible forms, the first the Aramaic, and the second the Hebrew. The various readings and translations of the latter word, sabachthani, only add confusion to an effort at ultimate explanation of the real statement. Certainly the influence of the Aramaic played a geat part in the translation and transmission of the original. The spirit revealed by Jesus in this utterance seems to be very much like that displayed in the Garden when He cried out to have the cup removed from Him.

Walter G. Clippinger

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Lama Sabachthani?
... Lama Sabachthani? A Sermon (No.2133). ... "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried
with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 36 1890/lama sabachthani.htm

Matt. xxvii. 45-48.
... And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, and said, Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani? that is to say, my God my God, why hast thou forsaken me? ...
/.../homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily lxxxviii matt xxvii 45-48.htm

In Reference to Daniel My Answer Will be that I did not Say that ...
... the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water," and
in the words used on the cross itself, "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani," which is ...
/.../33 in reference to daniel.htm

Synoptical Table
... 46 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? Mark. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/the gospel of peter/synoptical table.htm

The Fourth Word
... THE DEVOTION OF THE THREE HOURS V THE FOURTH WORD. "Eloi, Eloi, lama
sabachthani.""Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34. There are three peculiar ...
//christianbookshelf.org/beibitz/gloria crucis/v the fourth word.htm

Crucified, Dead and Buried
... voice, saying: "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?" which is, being interpreted,
"My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?". And some ...
/.../mark/jesus of nazareth a biography/chapter xv crucified dead and.htm

The Saviour's Many Crowns
... hair was plucked: A head which at the last in the grim agony of death, crowned with
thorns, gave utterance to the terrible death-shriek"lama sabachthani! ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the saviours many crowns.htm

The Death which Gives Life
... ninth hour.34. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture d/the death which gives life.htm

The Crucifixion
... 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? 47. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture b/the crucifixion.htm

The Death of Jesus
... And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?
which is, being interpreted, My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me? ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 15 33-41 the death of.htm



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