3535Re: [lxx] Amen
- Dec 8, 2010Price:
You don't make any reference to the Psalms, and I don't know Hebrew.
However, if, as you assert, "Amen" is never used in the OT to conclude a
prayer, what is the Hebrew word used in the concluding verses of Psalms 40,
71, 88 and 105 (LXX numbering)?
On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 10:59 PM, TOUJOURSPREST <toujoursprest@...>wrote:
> I would appreciate help on the source of the word amen.
> The Hebrew word amen derives from the Hebrew 'a-m�n, the primitive
> triliteral root is '-m-n . This triliteral root means to be firm, confirmed,
> reliable, faithful, have faith, believe. Grammarians list "amen" in Hebrew
> under its three consonants ('-m-n = aleph-mem-nun) The Hebrew letter ' aleph
> originally represented a glottal stop sound, which functioned as a
> I find two ways it is apparently not used in the Old Testament. First,
> "amen" is never used to conclude a prayer ...
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