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This is one of the Aramaic words uttered by our Lord on the cross (Matt. 27:46; Mark 15:34). It means thou hast forsaken me.

“Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” (Mark 15:34)
—translation: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”


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Article Version: June 3, 2019