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If you pray and say “amen” at the end, what does it literally mean?

Sunday’s the day of the week when many Americans gather in their respective houses of worship and repeat the same word: amen. But what does the word mean? And why do people say it?

Amen is commonly used after a prayer, creed, or other formal statement. It is spoken to express solemn ratification or agreement. It means “it is so” or “so it be.” Amen is derived from the Hebrew āmēn, which means “certainty,” “truth,” and “verily.”

In English, the word has two primary pronunciations: ah-men or ay-men. But it is one interjection that is expressed in endless ways, from a soft whisper to a joyous shout. Amen is found in both the Old and New Testament. Modern worshippers of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all use a version of the word, and records indicate that it has been used as an expression of concurrence after prayer for centuries. The opposite of “amen,” arguably is cursing. Yet both cussing and prayer have the same roots in the three major monotheistic faiths. Click here to read how these sacred and profane words derive from a similar source.

In Judaism, congregants say amen in response to the words of the rabbi, or spiritual leader. The term appears as part of a number Jewish prayers. In Christianity, amen occupies a central but often spontaneous position at the end of prayers or as a personal expression of affirmation for another’s words during a sermon or other religious discourse. Islam, like Judaism, incorporates a more formal use of the word into ritual but also deems it an appropriate way to end any sort of prayer. Rather than “amen,” Islam generally says “amin.”

Amen is also used colloquially. For example: “Dinner is finally ready — amen!”

In Egyptian mythology, amen, or amun, was a deity represented by a ram, the god of life and reproduction. A controversial theory posits that amen derives from the Ancient Egyptian.

When we pray, almost anything goes: dancing, whirling, kneeling, or swaying. And words of affirmation are almost always spoken. Amen is certainly one. What are others?

(On a side note: If you ever hear scientists talking about the “God Particle,” this is what they are talking about.)

215 Comments

  1. ClintFromNYtoVA -  October 18, 2016 - 5:02 pm

    I too no longer use Amen and have abandoned the names and only say Thank You to the ‘Creator of all good things’ who likely told the Elohim (plural) that they were forbidden to create mankind.

    This explains why there is so much evil and why it is allowed to continue in the world. Religions have intertwined, been compromised, and convaluted.

    The masses remain fooled as they do not conduct any more research past a point, but by the comments here there are more being awakened to the deception.

    Mauro Biglino has exposed much of the deception from within. Others are also committed to truth.

    I trust the Creator of all that is good will one day rectify what has happened out of pity for all the good souls, regardless of what they think they believe to be true as long as they are meek and gentle.

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    • mir -  October 22, 2016 - 8:34 pm

      “amen” at the end of our prayers, we are following the model of the apostles, asking God to “please let it be as we have prayed.” Remembering the connection between amen and the praise of obedience, all prayers should be prayed according to the will of God. Then when we say “amen,” we can be confident that God will respond “so be it” and grant our requests

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    • Danny mullins -  October 27, 2016 - 2:12 pm

      Look up the Hallelujah scriptures they go back and use the unpagan words

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  2. Use2bCristian -  July 19, 2016 - 6:43 am

    Also, most of these name of God or Jesus, peope have been claiming to be the true name of God or Jesus, can be found in associted with the Kabalah, satanisim.

    (Look up the Kabalah thee of life) etc.

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  3. Use2bCristian -  July 19, 2016 - 6:31 am

    I wish people would really study their Bibles.

    You have never heard Jesus proclaim himself or his deciples to be Christains and his diciples never proclaimed such a thing either.

    Christianity started with Paul and he’s followers, not Jesus and the 12.

    When Peter made the remark about suffering as a Christain, I believe the key word was (as), using the word (as) is not the same as using the word (are).

    There are many religious people in the world suffering for their fath, though many of us can clearly see their in a false religión but their suffering for what they believe.

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  4. Rickson Paul -  June 17, 2016 - 2:51 am

    Hello… Now these days many peoples used social networking sites like Facebook twitter Instagram etc… I noted some christian people who uploaded Church’s photographs with status “If you like this Type/Write Amen”…
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    So i want to know that what is meaning to write Amen on a Church photo and it is right to type Amen for same post…???
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    Please help me to out this…

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    • Michael -  July 6, 2016 - 11:45 am

      Amen is not a prayer ending.
      Amen speaks in Revelation 3:14.
      “thus saith the Amen…”

      omon
      omen
      amen
      amun
      amon

      spelling wasn’t anal like modern times
      it was the sound
      not the spelling
      to invoke Amen. Amun. Omon

      essentially religion is sun worship of Amun Ra

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  5. Tess -  March 28, 2016 - 11:03 pm

    Sayin AMEN after prayer..IS RABBINIC LAW..and has nothing to do with CHRISTIANITY..There have been many perversions of the bible..

    FOR INSTANCE..JEHOVAH…is not the name of God..and yet its in the bible..WHO IS THIS JEHOVAH?

    STRONGS EXHASTIVE BIBLE CONCORDANCE
    A1611 KJV HEBREW – JEHOVAH
    Evil PERVERSE THING..VERY WICKED..

    This CANNOT be the God of Abraham who dwells in heaven..as the bible tells you THERE IS NO WICKEDNESS IN HEAVEN..

    SO..NOW YOU MUST ASK WHO THE JEWS ARE..WHO WORSHIP THIS ‘JEHOVAH’ GOD.

    STRONGS EXHASTIVE BIBLE CONCORDANCE
    A1611 KJV HEBREW – YEHUDIYTH (Judith, wife of Esau, parents of EDOM
    A CAANITESS…A JEWESS

    The Jews are modern day Edom..

    Edom infiltrated Ancient Israel and perverted it..just as they have done to today’s Christianity..

    CHRISTIAN ZIONISM..IS NOT TRUE CHRISTIANITY..ITS A JEWISH CULT..created for non Jews to give Talmudic Jews credibility

    JEWS ARE NOT GODS CHOSEN PEOPLE..WE ARE

    MATTHEW 2:6 AND MICAH 5:2..A governor will come out of BETHLEHEM..AND RULE MY PEOPLE ISRAEL…thats us ..not the Jews

    GENESIS 49:10..JESUS IS KING OF JUDAH..AND CHRISTIANS ARE THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW HIM..making us the TRIBE OF JUDAH

    BOOK OF TITUS..Pay no attention to JEWISH FABLES..they say they know God..but do not..their works…..reprobate

    Learn about the Jews malicious history of genocide and theivery…They are not the people of God..Judaism is Luciferian..

    God tells you in the book of TITUS..that :
    The Jews are liars
    The Jews are NOT his people
    The Jews are reprobate…evil doers ..un-godly, doomed

    READ OBADIAH.

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    • Tess -  March 28, 2016 - 11:05 pm

      OPPS..I FORGOT THIS IMPORTANT FACT:

      STRONGS EXHASTIVE BIBLE CONCORDANCE
      A1611 KJV HEBREW – 3068
      JEHOVAH..THE NATIONAL NAME OF THE GOD OF THE JEWS..

      Remember ..the Jews are Canaanites..Edomites..not Israelite

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    • Passingby -  May 23, 2016 - 10:10 am

      @Tess there are 66 books which form the Holy Bible (meaning library). Did you know there are 40 authors of which one was a gentile? The rest were Judaist Jews who became believers of Christ – thus becoming Jewish Christians. Christians are from all nations and by their real life’ testimonies’ they are saved by the grace of God. And if you believe in Jesus become a true believer. You have the chance to repent (change yourself in mind and behavior). Your bitterness will separate you from eternal life in heaven. Research the fruits of the spirit and leave the darkness behind. Don’t be afraid or bullied by religion anymore. Goto your bedroom, get on your knees and ask for jesus. He’s real. .. you will find peace and joy of you seek it. God bless.

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      • brenda -  August 30, 2016 - 11:39 am

        I would like to point out that God did not say anything in Titus. The words of the writer Paul said in his letter this. “Paul made the remark that the Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons. This is in Chapter 1 vs 12 in the book of TItus.

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      • Aluntae -  September 1, 2016 - 12:15 am

        Thanks

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    • confused and looking for truth -  June 24, 2016 - 7:48 pm

      What is Obadiah?!

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    • brenda -  August 30, 2016 - 11:15 am

      I would like to point out that God did not say anything in Titus. The words of the writer Paul said in his letter this. “Paul made the remark that the Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons. This is in Chapter 1 vs 12 in the book of TItus.

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  6. Tess -  March 28, 2016 - 10:56 pm

    I will never say AMEN after prayers..Its not scriptural..and some things have been added to the scriptures

    Book of Jeremiah speak of this quite a few times..THE LYING PEN OF THE SCRIBES….those WHO SAY LIES IN HIS NAME…ETC..

    I cant beleive that Christ would end a prayer invoking a pagan god..Amen-ra..

    ITS RABBINIC LAW TO SAY AMEN AFTER ALL PRAYERS…CHRISTIANITY HAS BEEN JUDAIZED INTO A JEWISH CULT..Christian Zionism is Talmudism in disguise…..The God of the Jews..is NOT the same God of Ancient Israel..or Christendom..

    JEHOVAH IS THE GOD OF THE JEWS. So WHO IS JEHOVAH? Your going to be surprised…and realize how deceived and infiltrated our churches are by Judaism..not the religion of the Hebrews.Christ condemned Judaism/Phariseeism

    Jehovah has been added into the bible as well..JEHOVAH IS DEFINITELY NOT THE NAME OF GOD…this is Judaism

    STRONGS EXHASTIVE BIBLE CONCORDANCE
    A1611 KJV – HEBREW – JEHOVAH #1942 & #1943
    Evil perverse thing..VERY WICKED.. destruction

    Im sorry..but this Jehovah cannot be the God of the bible who dwells in Heaven where there is no WICKEDNESS.

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    • James Wann -  May 24, 2016 - 2:01 am

      First of all the the Pagan god u r speaking of is “Amun” not amen.

      As for the meaning of Amen, it is a confirmation of submission to God’s will. Every prayer is a moment with our Heavenly Father, a conversation. Whether it be asking for a miracle, or saying thank you for a wonderful event along your lifeline, u r concluding that u r a faithful servant and will accept God’s answer or reaction because of ur Faith in Him.

      For many it’s the word used to say “okay, I’m done now!” Next time u use such a powerful word please think about what ur really saying.

      God bless you all!

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    • Carolyn -  June 11, 2016 - 9:45 pm

      Um if you look into christian history and other ‘new’ religions you will become aware of the pagan ties they ALL have, you WILL find that most of the bible is retelling old pagan stories. You will also find countless similarities between stories of the old pagan religions. You will find evidence that the story of Jesus is the story of egyptian god Horus so it would definitely make sence that he would say Amen

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  7. TSantic -  March 18, 2016 - 4:33 am

    O, Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ, i come to Thee, humbly, do not allow me take Your Name in vain and do not allow me to fall under temptation but lead me through trials, for the time is precious and one should bear Fear from Thee in order to gain wisdom. Let us be consumed with Your Love, and help us be Love. I say Amen to that for You are who You are.

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  8. Michael -  March 7, 2016 - 4:16 pm

    Go to google translate and do everything I say to! Type in Amun and translate it from English to Hebrew! Now take that Hebrew word and re-translate it back into English and it will show you something important as fact! It will translate אמון back into a word, that word is Faith! What Gods name will come to mean Faith, besides the real Gods name? Yes by saying amen at the end of prayers for False Gods and Idols, you are expecting Amun to hear and Answer! But the Ten commands show you won’t be heard or answered! Ezekiel 14:3 “Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity. Should I be consulted by them at all? Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations. Leviticus 26:11 ‘Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. ‘I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect. ‘But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, I, in turn, will do this to you: I will appoint over you a sudden terror, consumption and fever that will waste away the eyes and cause the soul to pine away; also, you will sow your seed uselessly, for your enemies will eat it up. Then comes the 7 punishments that will repeatedly happen again and again! But if you confess and repent! ‘If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me– I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies– or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity, then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land. ‘For the land will be abandoned by them, and will make up for its sabbaths while it is made desolate without them. They, meanwhile, will be making amends for their iniquity, because they rejected My ordinances and their soul abhorred My statutes. ‘Yet in spite of this, when they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject them, nor will I so abhor them as to destroy them, breaking My covenant with them; for I am the LORD their God ‘But I will remember for them the covenant with their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God. I am the LORD.’ These are the statutes and ordinances and laws which the LORD established between Himself and the sons of Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai. If you call upon Amun, remember you are choosing the God who saved Israel and make a covenant with them and by doing so you are entering the same Covenant, therefore take the words as fact and do not Abhor Amun! Respect Amun’s name and choose only him, do not take his name as “An oath of Affirmation”, like everybody saying Amen to this and Amen to that do every day!

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  9. Teknigram -  December 8, 2015 - 5:02 pm

    My head hurts.

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    • DesertFox -  February 12, 2016 - 4:32 pm

      The word Amen, which would more correctly be spelled amein (it was written in Hebrew), The purpose of Amen is for the giving blessing, give the Almighty the glory, praise, wisdom, worship, thanksgiving, honour, His power , His might, obtain unmerited favour via Mashiach, making a commitment to do something such like doing the Mitzvot, or keeping the Torah and also for confirming, confirmation of Oath, affirmative as in Yemeyahu 11:5, 28:6, an agreement with..

      Amein is the root word for Hebrew word Faith, Emunah, and Emunim came from the word Emunim mean putting in practice, so when we say Amein meaning I have faith and believe what he said and will put into practice or act upon it . Amein is also refer to people – ie the Faithful ones”. Faith without action, works, deeds or act upon it or do something about it is dead,or claiming to have faith but without substance, that empty promise, are all not true faith. Beware not use the “Amen” carelessly or loosely or as traditional habit.

      Those who try to say it means that Christia’s God is Ammun are liars and deceiving. The religious filth the Jews practiced from Egypt ended up in a range of practices that were all OUTLAWED by the Bible. There is no way they could ever jusify their claims, so they try to deceive by saying, “Look, this looks like that, so it must mean the same thing”, even though context alone would reveal it just doesn’t make sense. The same with those who try to connect Jesus with Zeus, who end up with egg on their face when someone comes along who can discuss the phonology of Koine Greek.

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    • brenda -  August 30, 2016 - 11:46 am

      So does mine Teknigram.

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  10. michael -  October 17, 2015 - 4:40 pm

    The true name of God is Amun! Amon is not the true spelling, Amon or Ammon is an Angel of Hell, it is not Amun and trying to link the name is probably why it was thrown into hell in the first place! The name Amun translates in Sundanese to Amen, the Jealous name, which is take up and an Oath of Affirmation in prayers!

    This is Using Gods name in vain! He hid his own name Amen as Amun, this does not relate to the Liar in Revelation which claims the name Amen, so he could catch those who do and make himself blameless! Egypt was Abandoned for all it had done to Amun! Mesopotamia had the Trinity of Christianity, a God sacrificeing his own son goes back to Byblos and Cronus which had Built Byblos and his son Jupiter had a temple in Lebanon which was called Baalbel, not Baalbek like they lie and say it is named today!

    Yahweh was married to Asherah, she was the tree of life to even the Mesopotamian Trinity and was granddaughter to one member of it! Her son was named Baal-Hadad, being the date Palm and her sons name representing Idols of Men “Baalim” and the celebration of Palm sunday shows the true link to Christianity!

    The Sun disc was often said to be Anu which she had slept with, though he was related to her, he named her queen, mother and goddess of heaven! Anu as a statue here on earth was always depicted holding a cup “Christianity’s last supper” and it was the cup of his Holy Bloodline! What did Lucifer promise GOd he would do to his people on earth? Make them fall like the ones who left with him, I.E Jesus gathering his fathers sheep! There is only one I Am and that is Amun, use the name Amen in vain “Wrongfully or without result” and you won’t be guiltless before Amun’s eyes!

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    • Emmanuel -  November 30, 2015 - 3:27 pm

      You are sick.

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      • Michael -  March 7, 2016 - 3:14 pm

        Again I am not the one who is sick, the truth needs to be revealed to everybody, so they can know their wrongs or they will not have a chance to make up, repent or mend what they have done!

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    • Taimur D -  December 4, 2015 - 9:58 am

      Say Wha

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    • Bryan -  December 4, 2015 - 12:23 pm

      You say Amon first and then you change it to Amun later so just a simple no.

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      • Michael -  March 7, 2016 - 3:41 pm

        You don’t read at the beginning where I said Amon is not Amun! So no I did not start by saying Amon then switch to Amun! There is even a Tablet in the British Museum that was recovered from Syria, the writing describes BEL “the one Daniel proved was not living” and how he was condemned and later crucified and resurrected just like Jesus! The tablet is dated between 2000-700 BC and all things Jesus suffered BEL suffered the same! BEL in Hebrew is spelled Baal, by the way and Bel was Enlil, the Begat or Chosen son of Anu and Bel was brother to Enki “The fresh water”! Again the Truth is fact that is proven with Evidence that is earlier than Christianity! I will also tell you where Bel came from before he came to Israel and why he was chosen by Babylon! In the Tower of babel, there was a Temple at the Top where Bel was housed and when it was destroyed the Babylonians went to the site and the only thing that survived the destruction was the Idol Bel! They took him with them when they invaded Israel and built him a temple where Daniel proved he was not living! This is mentioned in the “Missing Chapters” in the Book of Daniel! Another fact, in Exodus Moses is supposedly told by Yahweh that his name is carved in Moriah! Someone recently discovered that carving, but it is written in New age Aramaic Hebrew that features Vowels! Aramaic has existed as documented for 3000 years, but New Age Aramaic Hebrew that includes vowels is around 1000 years old at the most! So how was it carved with Letters that did not exist during the time of Moses? And with the dating of the age of Aramaic language, Moses left Egypt during the 18th dynasty and there is only one Pharaoh from that era 1543–1292 BC and it is not the last who ruled which was Horemheb and Moses was raised by Egyptians, the Aramaic language was spoken by the Northwest Semitic subfamily, which also includes Canaanite languages such as Hebrew and Phoenician. The Aramaic script was widely adopted for other languages and is ancestral to both the Arabic, Syriac and Hebrew alphabets. Also there is a missing Documented Exodus from Egypt of Slave Shepherds in the 12th dynasty from the Bible! The real story of how the Israelites became captives and slaves is in Genesis, where they were captured and sold as slaves to Greeks, later they were traded to Egypt, this is how they became Slave Shepherds! The whole time, Canaanites and Midianites remained free and in the Land of Canaan/Israel! Yahweh was the God of Edom “Like Kaus” and Midian and Canaan! Can you tell me how they sinned to have the land taken from them? Interbreeding, Child Sacrifice and Idolatry! Is the only answer you should have given! Again this is a world where Education is lacking, though there is evidence both in part of Genesis, Exodus, Ezekiel and Leviticus! Read chapter 26 of Leviticus! Another thing I will add, as of June 30th 2015, the Star of Bethlehem appeared, it was the alignment of Jupiter and Venus with the Regulus galaxy! It proved the actual time that the book of Matthew “Written 70-100 Ad” says it appeared over Israel was, between 3-2 BC and yet if Jesus was born between 3-2 BC and died at age 33 at the end of 1 BC how is that possible? The writers could not have been off by 30 years when they say the AD timeline began! Just a year or two before it appeared over Israel, they were minting Shekels with Yahweh on them, he wanted his own image seen, just as all Idols have desired, so people can know what image to look or call upon and call a God! Sorry for the long awaited and very long response but the Truth needs to be known by all!

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        • Mark -  April 13, 2016 - 4:10 am

          I PRAY to my Father in Heaven.. I call him ABBa, FATHER, the Most High Creator that he is.. his Son is my Savior.. Eashoa Msheekha.. the Anointed Life-Giver.. in whom I place my trust..

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          • brenda -  August 30, 2016 - 11:35 am

            So be it Mark. I agree with you. I have been told that amen means…that is that….when we pray and say amen if it means what I have been told then my prayer is confirmed as being true.

            People can pick things apart if they like but my Father in Heaven knows me. He listens to me and has answered many prayers. I was lying in a hospital bed after back surgery, in serious pain. I prayed to my father in Heaven and asked that He relieve me of my pain. I reminded Him that His son died and took stripes for my healing. I said amen at the end of my prayer. As soon as I had finished praying, the pain was gone. This has happened to me twice in that hospital and many times in my home. So people can pick this apart if they like, but my God hears me and He answers me because I have faith to believe and He knows it.

    • Black Sun Obelisk -  February 14, 2016 - 5:36 am

      Wow you know the truth

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    • TSantic -  March 18, 2016 - 4:19 am

      This is Using Gods name in vain! He hid his own name Amen as Amun, this does not relate to the Liar in Revelation which claims the name Amen, so he could catch those who do and make himself blameless! Egypt was Abandoned for all it had done to Amun! Mesopotamia had the Trinity of Christianity, a God sacrificeing his own son goes back to Byblos and Cronus which had Built Byblos and his son Jupiter had a temple in Lebanon which was called Baalbel, not Baalbek like they lie and say it is named today!
      Yahweh was married to Asherah, she was the tree of life to even the Mesopotamian Trinity and was granddaughter to one member of it! Her son was named Baal. (Baal is name of a creature proclaimed as god celebrated by Canaanite priests, which Elijah-my God is One Who Is (same who spoke and bear witness to Jesus transformation) contested mentioned in Book of Kings.

      There are no gods, just one God almighty which is in unity with Son and Holy Ghost. Our comprehension is not as such so we could grasp it at any time. What I do knnow though is that all facts pointed here out are describing what is said to be of outcasted, and prescribed to the human fault deeds. God in which I trust is God of Love that has given me in it absolute freedom of will which is why we have outcasted and wrong beliefs. Like Michael (who is like God? who is like Truth, like Love, like Life?) said be careful for what you declare, however amun son of ra is false divinity of Egyptian transfered to Mesopotamians and borrowed out of Summerans.
      Bear this in mind when bible verse says: “Amen, amen, I say to you . . . ” it can only mean “truly, truly” or better “verily, verily.”

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  11. Chuck Wagon -  April 7, 2015 - 2:20 am

    No matter how you slice it. Religion ALWAYS winds up equalling hypocrisy. Here’s “one” small example. Let us look at the different religions that exist in the world today. Some of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there are more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, can we project that all souls go to Hell? IDK, you figure it out. Seriously though, “If one person has an imaginary friend people call them crazy… If lots of people have the same imaginary friend it’s called religion”… Fanatics call Athiests “assholes” and try to say we have no idea what we’re talking about, but you’re the ones that are basically killing each other to prove who has the better imaginary friend. Life’s too short to get so tied up in what no one “really knows” to be an absolute about the afterlife. There’s no difinitive scientific proof. So why worry about it “until” you get there. Right now you’re alive. So go jump out of an airplane, ride a dirt bike, go travel and see something majestic, stay connected with family because one day ALL those options WILL be gone… But whatever is out there after we die will ALWAYS be there.

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    • jo baulch -  June 1, 2015 - 7:38 am

      Fools say in their heart, there is no God

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    • Deborah -  June 13, 2015 - 9:05 pm

      I don’t feel comfortable ending my prayers in Amen anymore. Along with being a hebrew word it was a Egyptian deity. Yes, God knows our heart and that we’re praying to him, but at the same time when you learn the truth and your eyes are opened God excepts change. So, now that you know that technically you have been praying to the one true God and ending it with the name of a fake deity, what are you going to do? I am going to start ending my prayers in “So shall it be”.

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      • Deborah -  June 13, 2015 - 9:10 pm

        When we speak, we should know the meaning of the words we use or we might as well be Apes.

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      • Dakota -  August 10, 2015 - 8:08 pm

        Yes!! I try not to say Amen now that I have researched. Being raised with it sure has affect on you. It just slips out naturally…. sorta like cursing. I still absolutely believe in God and I also believe that there’s another to conclude talking to him

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      • OSIRIS -  September 25, 2015 - 8:11 am

        Europeans ALWAYS pervert the sciences.AMUN was a MAN….an EGYPTIAN(Black/African/Kushite) who was later deified because of his wisdom.Since he was EGYPTIAN how could his NAME be Hebrew.Ebreu means those who crossed over….pitiful how much in denial white ppl are lol

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        • Michael -  March 7, 2016 - 3:59 pm

          You are wrong, Amun is a deity whose image is unknown! A pharaoh gave himself the name Amun, but he was not Amun! The Kushites were not Egyptian, Egyptians were an Asiatic people, like you seek in Afghanistan and other regions north! There was written a tale of Ra, who was likened and even added to the name Amun, like Re and Ptah, but they were Sun deities, like Jesus and Baal! Again do some researching, you will see later in Egyptian dynasty’s there were Kushites who began ruling, but even in their own lands, some built Temples to Amun, long before that Kushite Man lived! Even king Tut had Amun in his name! just know the Hebrews always taught people the word No in relation to saying Amun, they were in fear of Using Gods name in Vain! That is why Amun told Moses his name is “I Am who I Am”, that they shall know and call him by that name for all generations to come! Canaanites were actually African is descent as well, you can see it in their artwork and the inclusion of weaves! There is no Perversion of Fact! Moses was a light complexioned man, as well as Abraham, Jacob, Leviticus, Ezekiel, Job and Daniel! Yahweh even depicted himself in Sumerian carvings “as EL” and on Shekels in 4 BC as a White Man or God! About Amun! “None of the gods knows His true form,
          His image is not unfolded in the papyrus rolls,
          nothing certain is testified about Him.”
          About Allah, “ALLAH has no son, nor is there any divinity next to ALLAH. For otherwise, each god would make creation his and some of them would risen up above the others. Far from the glory of ALLAH is what they describe.”
          About Amun, He is too secretive
          for His Majesty to be revealed,
          He is too great to be enquired after,
          too powerful to be known.
          The One who initiated existence on the first occasion,
          Amun, who developed in the beginning,
          whose origin is unknown.
          No god came into being prior to Him.
          No other god was with Him who could say what He looked like.
          He had no mother who created His name.
          He had no father to beget Him or to say : “This belongs to me.”
          Who formed His own egg.
          Power of secret birth, who created His (own) beauty
          Most Divine God , who came into being Alone.
          Every god came into being since He began Himself.
          This is fact written about Amun! Hopefully you will read and learn something from an Irish/Jewish descent “White Man”!

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          • Carolyn -  June 11, 2016 - 10:23 pm

            They way you describe Amun and the lack of knowledge of where he came from etc, could they have possibly been refering to earth itself? No knowledge of ‘the big bag theory’ wondering how the planet we came to inhabit came into existance? And their other gods are explination for the forces they believe give power/life to elementselements and everything that grows, lives, evoles on it.

      • AC -  November 16, 2015 - 11:04 am

        I am the opposite of you Deborah in that I think the name would NOT appear in the “Hebrew” scripture by “mistake” they HAD to have known the possible “blasphemy” in using the name of what you call a “fake” deity. SO I am convinced that AMEN is the real deal & anything contrary or denying His reality or validity is what is “fake”. Also Amen predates Hebrewism “He” did not use them but they are using “His” name so who is in error OR showing an UNACCPEPTABLE IGNORANCE of the words they are associating with their very “jealous God”!
        So you are 100% on point in smelling rat & proceeding with caution I just think the what you perceive as the SOURCE of the stench is the opposite of where I smell the stench!
        Either the Hebrews are SMARTER & know MORE than they want us to comprehend!
        OR they are again acting in an unacceptable IGNORANCE in which case MY cautionary action is toe DISCARD the Hebrew take COMPLETELY as AMEN is legitimate & they are the ones at odds in their doctrine.

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      • It is well with me -  September 19, 2016 - 10:56 pm

        I agree with Deborah. No more amen .. we can argue an carry on forever, but get the torah book . 300 years ago the Romans catholics decided to remove 5 books from the bible go and see for yourself. .we don’t ask or pray “Jesus ” we call them by name Yeshua we should uplift God’s name Jahweh … there isn’t just one heaven God created 7 heavens. Eve didn’t sin by eating a fruit she sinned as she had sex with the devil (semfazus – Satan name) and Adam knew it and also engaged in it that is where Caine and abel cane from one good seed and one bad seed..that is why the antichrist Romans catholics removed the books real ones … Satan is covering his tracks for thousands of years so no one will find out his secret cause he knows all the people will follow Jahweh. .. this is deeper and really try and get the torah get into studying. Cause the end is nearer than we think.

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    • Christina -  January 1, 2016 - 6:27 am

      I dont want to attack you. or your belief system. But why not question everything? I think it is ignorant not to. Not to say that you are ignorant. I was born Roman Catholic and as a pubescent and pre-pubescent girl my mother flip flopped between a fair amount of different christian religions. She isnt open minded. She was trying to belong in a new and foreign environment. As a result I was able to see Christianity from many different angles and unlike she; Catholicism was the only thing that was drilled into her existence- was able to form my own opinion. I for a long time just believed we are here, our purpose, is that we are here because we grow here. I on my own did research into a lot of different other possibilities to see if anything could strike a passion within me. Im not religious by any means. I just thirst for knowledge. The parts of it I like and dont like alike. I think that if there were a devil and all that, he just may be clever enough to tricking humanity into thinking that we when we attend church on sundays and go to bible studies and yada yada are in fact tactfully worshiping him. Isnt that basically what he sets out to do? History. His-story. We only know what we’re told. and change is scary. Its all a misinterpreted story and it all comes down to actually worshiping the Sun. not the son. Energy, vibes. The only thing I think that anyone should follow from the bible is the ten commandments. Just be as good as you can and try not hurt anyone else in the process. Dont hate on whoever wrote that blog on what he thinks. Read it. Think about it. review what you know and how you feel. Try to be logical and dont hate. He didnt hurt you he just said where he thinks the root of word comes from. I took in all his info and quite like what he had to say. You dont have to accept it and you can most certainly voice your opinion on the matter. Its a way to control society, religion. just because you question things does not mean you disconnect with your family. or that that isnt important to you. I think it means you are trying to gain all the info you can. learning is a beautiful thing. all religions are the same throughout the world and time. everybody is just too busy pointing out the differences that they cannot see the similarities. You can do all those things you say and still do the ones i noted. I think when we die we live in our energy, our memories. if your life was always hell and thats what you dwell on a daily basis that is what your afterlife is. Id you focus on the good, thats your heaven. Or we could just be brains in jars hallucinating this out of boredom or having outside stimulation have the hallucination you call life manifest in that imagination that is in that jar coming from the brain. who fucking knows.live and let live. I dont understand why the concept hasnt caught on by now. Conspiracies are where its at. enlighten yourself along thi journey. and I hope it goes the way that pleases you and affects everyone and every thing with the least amount of negativity possible. be well.

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    • Ray -  February 16, 2016 - 11:38 am

      Amen brother! No religious intent, simply. ..so be it!

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  12. Arnita -  February 21, 2015 - 4:15 am

    Seriously People!!! Does it Really Matter Where a Word originated? At some point all words for Everything was made up sure……But Over time people have chosen to use them in different ways, SO REALLY A Word Only means What the Person saying it Means when they say it and The Only person who can answer that is the person using it. I have seen so many words that use to mean one thing when it started be changed to mean other things or completely different things over my life time. So I am Christian myself, but this is being blown all out of proportion, God knows our heart and what we mean when we say things as to whether or not what we are saying is any disrespect to him. As for the rest of you take it however you want your opinion doesn’t really matter in the end, only Gods will matter. But my point words and meanings change over time and who is using them, and also according to where the person is located and their culture. Like here in the USA for Example the word Jam, is a sweet jelly sort placed on toast, or to Jam could mean to Rock it out, or Jam, you Jam your finger as to hurt, or Door Jam. Words can have so many meanings it is how the person using it means it and where it is used.

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  13. Shmuel -  November 29, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    “Amen” is a Hebrew word that means “I believe”. It is a Hebrew word that has been incorporated into the English language over many years. Its root letters are a-m-n, and form a variant amount of words related to the idea of believing, or accepting as true that which has not been proven- i.e.- “emunah”- Hebrew for ‘belief, or also l’ha’a'min….to trust or believe, and also, ahmniyut… credibility… able to be trusted.

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  14. Tal -  November 29, 2013 - 11:44 am

    The word “Amen” in the Hebrew language (of which it originated) according to the Jewish tradition, is actually an acronym of the words: EL (God) MELECH (king) NE-EMAN (faithful) – the first letters of these words in Hebrew are: ALEPH (in Hebrew the letter ALEPH phonetically represents the sounds – A, E, U and O) MEM and NUN, which, put together make Ah-Me-N, and the meaning of these three words, according to tradition, is the acceptance of God as the one “Faithful king”, also commonly used as an expression of acceptance or wish/hope. Also, in Hebrew the word EMUNAH (faith) is derived from the same root as the word AhMeN (A=E=ALEPH). :)

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  15. Edward Bresnahan -  November 26, 2013 - 11:48 pm

    I believe the preceding posters skipped the first paragraph when it was explained that the “amen” in prayers is a transliteration of the Hebrew word for “verily” or “truth”. Just because the word sounds the same as the name of a pagan god should not preclude its use by devout christians. Just as I am sure that it is not a sin to refer to quicksilver or the closest planet to the sun as “mercury”, despite it sharing the same name as a Roman diety. Used correctly and in context, there is no reason to believe you are worshiping ancient cultures’ gods because the words sound alike…

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    • keith -  January 10, 2015 - 3:00 am

      well I like how all you bible thumpers automatically hear pagan and religion being thrown in the same sentence in your automatic reaction is to defend it. Think about it this way it even said that the amen gods idol was a ram, if I remember correctly when Moses freed the slaves he went up the mountain to get the Ten Commandments and when he came back down he caught everyone dancing singing and praising in a unpleasant way to God, and what were they dancing around? That’s right a Golden Ram statue.just saying there are things that kind of prove it not saying its true just saying open your mind to the possibilities.

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      • Mark -  December 7, 2015 - 2:07 pm

        It was a golden calf.

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  16. YAH -  September 27, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Amen?

    We would like to take the time to mention about a word that we feel is wrong to use, as the bible tells us not to use the names of pagan gods.

    Exodus 23:13 And in all that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

    When the scriptures were translated, first into Greek, then into Latin, and from there into English, the translators have changed the name of the Almighty Yehowah, to the name LORD, and changed the name of the Messiah, his son, from Yehowshuwa, to the incorrect name of Jesus Christ. For more information on this, click the following link: Yehowah and Yehowshuwa, the True Bible Names in Hebrew They also added the name Amen, so that people unknowingly end up worshiping a false God.

    Here is how Yehowshuwa the Messiah told us how to pray to his Father Yehowah.

    Luke 11:2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

    Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. [ his name is Yehowah]
    10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as in heaven.
    11 Give us this day our daily bread.
    12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. (Amen?)

    In Matthew, they added the word Amen to the end. The word Amen in my opinion should not be added to the end of any prayer, because this is a name of an Egyptian god, meaning ‘the hidden’.

    This deity of Egypt is mentioned in Nahum 3:8 as populous of No. In the Strong’s Concordance in Hebrew #527 as Amown.

    The Almighty Yehowah told us not to make mention of the name of other gods. So it would be highly unlikely he would have us use it at the end of a prayer. By adding this word to the end of a prayer it would sound like you are praying to the Egyptian deity Amen. Also known as Amen-Ra.

    Remember we are to use the true names, and no other, Yehowah the Father, and Yehowshuwa for his son.

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  17. mike samuel -  March 20, 2013 - 6:19 am

    “When we did it in ignorance,
    maybe God looked past that.
    But now that you know the truth,
    what will you do? Will you continue
    to use the name of a pagan god
    to close your prayers?
    Is it too hard to change that now?
    Because you’ve been using the ‘amen’
    tradition for a long time – will you
    rationalize and justify why you keep
    on invoking the name of the Egyptian
    god, Amen? Will you find a pastor or
    teacher to reassure you that “it’s
    okay to say ‘amen’ – Or … will you
    give thanks to God for revealing
    His truth and stop using the name
    of a pagan god?”
    -And they all Said, “AMEN”
    by J.D. Roberts

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    • Deborah -  June 13, 2015 - 9:20 pm

      Well said J.D.

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      • Faith in Jesus -  January 18, 2016 - 3:32 am

        ..meant to say Greek, the language the apostle Luke was raised in, and well-known among the people of the time..
        also1 Corinthians 13 1-13 (King James Version)-
        to see an image -chart of Greek compared to Paleo-Hebrew-
        you need only do a google or bing image search of the subject.

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    • Faith in Jesus -  January 17, 2016 - 12:49 pm

      I could not fully appreciate Dr. Walter Veith’s Total Onslaught series enough until recently learning of this Total onslaught of not only Jesus Christ and His rightful place in the universe, but on His Name, the Bible, but also on our ability to worship happily. This is not of God. God desires that we know Him better, change our hearts, daily, as described in Corinthians 13:1-13, not doubt Him. I have, in research found Jesus’ name vindicated, not “just tolerated”, I’ve discovered that Greek, the country some apostles were born in, and the language many of them natively spoke, is closer to Paleo-Hebrew than Aramic or Modern Hebrew, and was the language of text Jesus read often from. Whatever Jesus and the apostles did, is what I go by. I’ve read that Jesus spoke the word “Amen” after His model prayer, that Paul never said to be an even moderate alcohol drinker or eat pork, but that he referred to the eating of meats devoted or that gave hommage to idols, and that to consider always the weaker brother, that the TEN COMMANDMENT Sabbath!, not feasts or other frequent sabbath days, was not done away with, think,, it’s part of the TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE IMMUTABLE LAW, oh it goes on… I would post my findings from various solid sources that agree on much, though many sources do not have all correct doctrine on other topics, and it is a multi-page essay. We are mankind and our failings do not negate our Lord God, also both fine to say. I don’t know how long a comment is allowed, but I may post another; all should search Scripture for themselves. It is reverse to what we are being led to believe. First shall be Last in so many ways. Jesus is the Rock and He thought of us long ago. All we need do is have faith and live it. He did the rest.When searching don’t necessarily look up “Is.. Pagan?” Look up the word as “.. is not of Pagan origin” Start with Amen. One great example was the word God.Right now we say people have other gods, such as money,..does that have anything to do with the living God we serve? Or words that are in two different languages, but have no relation, though one is positive and another negative. Follow Him. So be it. Amen.

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      • Faith in Jesus -  January 17, 2016 - 4:15 pm

        …and I meant to say the King James Bible 1Corinthians 13:1-13; KJV is the most reliable and beautiful Bible in terms of translation, and if you search the series, has importantl, not incidental differences, that may later answer questions more vital to our souls than we would think. See for yourself. Look at the main options offered after your search, and then deliberately type 1Corinthians 13:1-13 KJV to get the result, and compare the KJV text on Corinthians to newer versions, to see the poetry and multi-faceted meaning lost and watered down. There’s also the free youtube videos of KJV Bible Dramatized audio. So lovely to listen to Luke, Matthew, Psalms, Proverbs, Corinthians. Night cometh, when people will hunger after the Word, and knowledge, and won’t easily find it because they didn’t love truth and wisdom while it pleaded with their hearts. Psalms 23 by Champion Studios along with the readings is also recommended, as well as “You are my Hiding Place” instrumental by Aaron Smith, and “The 13 Greatest Piano Hymns of All Time” instrumentals. Truth abounds despite this world, and is accessible to all who seek it.

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        • Faith in Jesus -  January 18, 2016 - 3:53 am

          again, my post was deleted then 3 simultaneously reappeared. I added that Luke was raised a Greek and it was a language commonly spoken at the time, to clarify. Also I stated that you need only do a simple google or bing images search to find “charts comparing Greek to Paleo-Hebrew” to see the similarities- why Jesus used the text in Greek often.

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      • Faith in Jesus -  January 18, 2016 - 3:36 am

        meant to say Greek, the language the apostle Luke was raised in,
        and commonly spoken by the people of the time.
        -also referred to Corinthians 13 1-13 in the King James Version
        -You need only search bing or google images to see a -chart of
        Greek compared to Paleo-Hebrew- for the striking similarity-
        why Jesus often read from text in Greek

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        • Faith in Jesus -  January 18, 2016 - 3:42 am

          why some posts deleted, and then reappeared simultaneously?

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  18. cheapnicedress -  July 17, 2012 - 12:28 am

    I have the same wonder, so could you tell more about it?

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  19. Veno DosSantos -  May 16, 2012 - 2:58 am

    Amen, the word
    Amen the person…

    Amen RA was the keeper of all creations, the Egyptians gave Homage to him as a thank you.
    The word was copied by the Christians, but omitted the RA..
    So Christians are paying Homage to a FABLED God… even today

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  20. Sidra -  July 13, 2011 - 10:20 am

    In Revelation 3:14 the Lord Jesus referred to Himself as “the Amen (lit. the God of Amen)…………….as in literally, the God of Amen Ra, an Egyptian God of worship. To say Amen is to pay homage to Amen Ra.

    Amun, reconstructed Egyptian Yamānu[citation needed] (also spelled Amon, Amoun, AMEN, and rarely Imen or Yamun, Greek Ἄμμων Ammon, and Ἅμμων Hammon[citation needed]), was a god in Egyptian mythology who in the form of Amun-Ra became the focus of the most complex system of theology in Ancient Egypt. Whilst remaining hypostatic, Amun represented the essential and hidden, whilst in Ra he represented revealed divinity. As the creator deity “par excellence”, he was the champion of the poor and central to personal piety. Amun was self created, without mother and father, and during the New Kingdom he became the greatest expression of transcendental deity in Egyptian theology. He was not considered to be immanent within creation nor was creation seen as an extension of himself. Amun-Ra did not physically engender the universe. His position as King of Gods developed to the point of virtual monotheism where other gods became manifestations of him. With Osiris, Amun-Ra is the most widely recorded of the Egyptian gods.[1] He was also widely worshipped in the neighboring regions of Ancient Libya and Nubia.

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  21. SPB -  June 27, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    What about the term ASHAY?I’m doing some research on it and am trying to really get a grasp of its meaning. If anyone has any personal experience with speaking “ASHAY” let me know.

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  22. Francis -  April 13, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Cussing? More like cursing. Hotword, IMPROVE :(

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  23. UJ -  April 1, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    IUUUJesus didn’t consider himself equal with God because he was the most humble man there ever was. And Jesus prayed because he had to teach us to pray. We need prayer because we depend on God and submit to His will. Even the disciples, Jesus’ closest followers, asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1).

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  24. Sobhi -  March 31, 2011 - 9:54 am

    Hallelujah: In Arabic is pronounced like English as “Hallilooya”. However, “Halliloo ya” is a two worded clear request to the Arabs who hear it to perform “tahleel” which is to audibly say or repeatedly chant “La Ilaha IllAllah” meaning “there is no god other than God”. Remember that Allah is the name of God to Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Arabic language.
    The phrase “La Ilaha IllAllah” is itself a form of acknowledgement and praise of God. And when you say it repeatedly and quickly, it also sounds like “Hallelujah”.
    Halliloo: literally means “perform plural or group tahleel”
    Ya: literally means “O’ You” which is a tender and respectful way of saying “You” and of course much better than saying “Hey You!”

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  25. overcomer -  March 30, 2011 - 7:11 am

    amen means Lord Jesus in revelation and it’s a affirmation or agreeing to 1′s person speaking..it’s like being one with their prayer
    hallelujah means praise the Lord

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    • keith -  January 10, 2015 - 3:10 am

      Said who???? Your proof that people who have studied and gathered evidence are wrong is what???? Exactly.go back and ask your priest.oh wait a minute priests and fathers are already an abomination cuz even in the Bible it says no one shall be called father other than the Heavenly Father so how can you walk around disobeying the Bible.

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  26. Paul -  March 30, 2011 - 5:57 am

    Joseph Campbell, an expert on religion and myths stated on PBS’s The Power of Myth, the three greatest religions of the world all worship the same God. The problem is they cannot agree on what to call him!

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  27. Rilwan -  March 30, 2011 - 5:08 am

    I learnt something new today.

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  28. chanman7811121 -  March 29, 2011 - 5:54 pm

    A believer- You make a good argument, but many of those verses you used are taken out of context. Jesus called himself the Son of Man because that’s what he was called in a prophecy in Daniel.

    Daniel 7:13- ““In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.”

    Notice also that it says one “like” a son of man, referring to the fact that he put on flesh and was just as human as me and you.

    Also, Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son not to pardon our sins, but to see how devoted he was to God. God finally gave him what he wanted, but in turn he needed to give it to God. That’s symbolic of us giving our most important possession, our lives, to the Lord. He provided the ram as a sacrifice just like he did Jesus. It wasn’t pagan. It was the only way to do it. In the Old Testament, rams, goats, lambs, bulls, and other animals were used as sacrifices. That’s why Jesus is called the “Lamb of God.”

    John 1:29 says- “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’”

    Even John the Baptist, one of the greatest men alive at the same time Jesus was, saw this.

    As for the whole sin thing, whether we were born sinners or whether it was on ourselves really is trivial anyways. Because we’re all sinners. I’ve sinned.

    Romans 3:23 says that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

    Jesus didn’t consider himself equal with God because he was the most humble man there ever was. And Jesus prayed because he had to teach us to pray. We need prayer because we depend on God and submit to His will. Even the disciples, Jesus’ closest followers, asked him to teach them how to pray (Luke 11:1).

    There were a lot of things the disciples didn’t understand. But that never stopped them from trusting in Jesus and giving their all to him. And the same is for us today. Our brains are limited. We don’t know everything. And if we claim to, well that’s blasphemy and another sin in itself, and we’d need Jesus to erase that one for us too.

    We can’t just pick and choose which verses of the Bible we want to use. When we use it, we have to use the entire thing, because it is all God’s word (2 Timothy 3:16-17 -”All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”) , and we have to take it in context. Then and only then can we get the full understanding and take it in the way it was meant to be taken.

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    • keith -  January 10, 2015 - 3:17 am

      well like I said to somebody else the ram also shows up in pagan parts in religion. Such as when Moses came back down from the mountain with the commandments and found God’s people dancing and singing in pagan faith praising a golden ram statue claiming amen he was very angry.and I think its just funny that there happens to be an Egyptian god named amen, amun,or also known after fusing with the Sun God, ra, amen ra, and amen ra happens to be the god of rebirth and his sign is a ram.its funny how pagan Jesus God and prayer seem to dance around each other throughout history.leaning back to the all time theories of all religions are pagan no one really knows what’s going on no one knows where things started too much time has passed too much information has been lost.

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  29. Freedom -  March 29, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    The meaning of Amen seems to match the Sanskrit word “evam”: certainly, truly, indeed, be it so, it is so… It is used to give emphasis or affirmation. In colloquial Sanskrit it is often used in talking to let the other person know you definitely agree, like we use the word ‘definitely’ when we really agree with someone.

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  30. A believer -  March 29, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    chanman7811121 – Jesus was not God, he is the Son of Man (as attributed in the Gospels over 80 times). He is also the Messiah and the Word of God. He called himself ‘Son of Man’ over and over and never ONCE said he would die on the cross for salvation of man’s sins and never said I’m God, worship me. In the original Hebrew, “Son of GOD” literally means “SERVANT OF GOD”.

    Adam & Eve did the Original Sin and it stayed with them. We will be responsible for our sins and if we influence others to commit wrong. That is why God, the ONE GOD, is just. Why would we be held accountable for Adam & Eve and then why would God sacrifice his supposed son for a crime humanity never committed. Abraham was to sacrifice his son and what happened? A ram replaced the boy because humans are not to be sacrificed.

    In fact, all prayer should be directed to the ONE GOD, just as Jesus did.

    “And it was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.” ( Luke 6:12) Was he praying to himself?

    “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one.” (Mark 12:29)

    “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.” (Mark 10:18) Jesus in this verse is clearly giving exclusivity to GOD Almighty when he said “alone”. If Jesus was truly part of GOD Almighty and/or the trinity was true, then Jesus, to say the least, would not have said that.

    In the words of Jesus, “Peace be unto you” (John 20:21) – “Shalom Alaykum” – “As-Salaamu Alaykum”

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  31. chanman7811121 -  March 29, 2011 - 10:35 am

    Man’s whole purpose for being on earth is to have a relationship with God. God is love, and he made us because he needed some way to show his love. But we sin, and our sin seperates us from God. That’s why the greats of the Old Testament like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob would sacrifice animals all the time. Because something had to die, and the life of the sacrificial animal took the place of the purpose. Then steps in Jesus. When he died on the cross, he became the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. (If we still sacrificed animals, there would be a looot blood. Because we sin a loooot!) But when he died for us and took our spot, he became the way to get to God. He’s the door to the place where we’re going. He’s the only way to get there. I wish there were other ways to get to heaven; a lot more people would be able to make it. But there’s not. There’s only one standard of truth. There’s a great song about this. It’s called “Truth” by Lecrae. Check it on youtube. But it pretty much sums it all up. There will always be fighting because humans are adamant on our ways. And we’re bent on proving ourselves right- even if it comes at the extent of someone else. But we don’t need to prove ourselves. Jesus already has. And he set everything up for us. There’s only one Way. There’s only one Truth. There’s only one Life. And that is Jesus Christ. Amen.

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  32. Mike McKelvy -  March 29, 2011 - 1:07 am

    Om Mani Padme Hum is a focusing mantra to guide one to Prajna Paramita. I have no suggestion how this relates to Christian belief, except for the understanding that God IS!

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  33. Peter Wakefield Sault -  March 28, 2011 - 8:29 am

    Amen is the name of the Egyptian god Amen, also known as Amon. In His manifestation as the Sun, or Sol, he was called Amon Ra and Sol Amon. The Egyptian temple of Sol-Amon on the Jerusalem acropolis is an example of the latter form. The name Amen or Amon means ‘The One’ and we get our word ‘monotheism’ from the Greek form of the name, or AMON O THEOS, meaning ‘The God Amon’, or ‘The One God’.

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  40. criminal lawyers wodonga -  January 27, 2011 - 11:38 pm

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  41. lj -  January 13, 2011 - 7:11 am

    Religious words are similar in the “gods” of abraham because the people that made these religions up where copying. The myths of today are taken from the myths of previous cultures.

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  42. msveegee -  December 30, 2010 - 7:14 am

    HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. salh -  December 12, 2010 - 11:51 am

    phew! Finally reached the end…

    Of the comments

    My message: Moses said the truth and was a noble messenger, so did Jesus. Muhamd SAW was the final and said the truth, those who claim more later are lies.
    Second coming will happen. Those who belive in one god will go to heaven, trinity is all LIES

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  44. joe -  December 9, 2010 - 4:05 am

    People of all cultures say “amem” to signal their concurrence to that which has just been said, to show agreement, honor, praise, etc.

    The Japanese language has a word “hai”, which when used at the end of a “statement” means, “with my life”, meaning that they agree, believe, will follow, will accomplish to that end, “with my life”.

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  45. Normal guy -  December 3, 2010 - 7:15 am

    Freaks.

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  46. bb -  December 3, 2010 - 5:54 am

    I meant the Egyptian god Amon represented by a ram.

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  47. yusra -  December 2, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    ps. meant to say everythin in islam is not directly mentioned in quran and is many times implied. eg: the method of prayers (namaz) is not given in the quran but was taught by the prophet and the imams

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  48. Bibliophile -  October 14, 2010 - 12:54 am

    @funda
    So true! Oh, these self-centered Americans…
    Alright, we’ll just stand off to the side…and laugh at how vain you are…

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  49. Blizzard -  September 28, 2010 - 5:07 am

    I heard it means “So let it be..”

    -Blizzard

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  50. John -  September 17, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Upon the level of doing over 40 years of research and also writing books about my findings, “Amen / Amun / Amon” was the deity of the New Kingdom dynasties referred to as Atum in the Old Kingdom dynasties of Egypt. Though the word amen has been demoralized by just being a word at the end of a prayer, proof exists that the Egyptian civilization’s definition to this word is much older and revered with more respect, for to the people who built much of what “still” to this day can not be explained the Lord of Creation was not a “myth.” Maybe it is why they accomplished so much that still stands as opposed to all these religions of the world who still to this day keep making excuses for why they lack the proof to all they call “holy.” Amen-Ra “is” the Lord of Creation, even Jesus said it, but this species is too deaf to the truth, thus chasing the empty lies of religions that have accomplished nothing in the past 3 millenia….

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  51. Zann -  September 13, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Haha my mom used to tell me that saying ‘Amen’ is like clicking the send button when you email someone.

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  52. Ibrahim -  September 13, 2010 - 2:04 pm

    It is doubtful that the word ‘Amen’ has Egyptian roots. It is possible but remains unproven and unconfirmed.

    ‘Amen’ definitely has Hebrew and Arabic roots. Incidentally the two Semitic langugaes Hebrew and Arabic are believed to be derived from a common ancestor language and therefore are very similar with cognate words. Amen is one of them. Shalom/Salam meaning peace is another. The letters of the alphabets are also similar.

    Amen as has been mentioned already is said at the end of a prayer as well as on other occasions to mean ‘So be it’ or ‘May it be so’. In Islam it repeated dozens of times every day during prayer. Its meaning is similar, ‘May it be so’ or ‘May God accept/grant this (prayer)’. The root word from with it comes consists of the letter A, M, and N. A host of meanings are associated with words derived from the root ‘amn’ such as trust, peace, trustworthy. The prophet Muhammad known for his honesty was given the nickname ‘Al Amin’ by his contemporaries which meant ‘The Trustworthy’. Amena is also a girl’s name in Arabic.

    In Arabic ‘Amen’ is pronounced ‘Ameen’ with the ‘a’ sound as in the word ‘car’ and the ‘e’ sound as in ‘seen’ or ‘been’.

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  53. Anupam Roy Chowdhury -  September 12, 2010 - 7:46 am

    Hi All,

    My reply is in responses of -
    Murthy on July 25, 2010 at 3:13 am
    chelle on July 25, 2010 at 6:43 am
    Pavithra on July 25, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Hari on July 25, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Hindus end their prayer with “Tathastuu” or “tataastu!” as indicated by Pavithra-
    It means “May it be so!” or “May it come to be!” – means the same as Amen / Ameen.

    “Om Shanti Shanti Shantihee” is actually “Oṃ śānti śānti śānti” the last Shanti gets elongated most of the time because of rhythm. Hindu teachings typically end with the words Om shanti shanti shanti as an invocation of peace, and the mantra is also used to conclude some Buddhist devotional ceremonies.

    Om is considered to be the primeval sound, the sound of the universe, the sound from which all other sounds are formed.

    In the Brahminical tradition, from where Buddhism undoubtedly obtained mantra practice, Om is not just the universal sound, but the sound of the universe itself. For example in the (non-Buddhist) Mandukya Upanishad, it is said:

    Om! — This syllable is this whole world.

    Its further explanation is: –
    The past, the present, the future — everything is just the word Om.

    And whatever else that transcends threefold time — that, too, is just the word Om.

    Om is therefore a sound symbolizing reality. It represents everything in the universe, past, present, and future. It even represents everything that is outside of those three times. It therefore represents both the mundane world of time in which the mind normally functions, and the world as perceived by the mind that is awakened and that experiences the world timelessly. It represents both enlightenment and non-enlightenment.

    You could regard Om as being the equivalent of white light, in which all of the colors of the rainbow can be found.

    One Sanskrit-English dictionary says the following:

    “A word of solemn affirmation and respectful assent , sometimes translated by ‘yes, verily, so be it’ (and in this sense compared with Amen); it is placed at the commencement of most Hindu works, and as a sacred exclamation may be uttered at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or previously to any prayer; it is also regarded as a particle of auspicious salutation [Hail!];

    Om appears first in the Upanishads as a mystic monosyllable, and is there set forth as the object of profound religious meditation, the highest spiritual efficacy being attributed not only to the whole word but also to the three sounds A, U, M, of which it consists.”

    Shanti (Pali: Santi) simply means “peace”. It’s a beautiful meaning and also a very beautiful sound. The shanti is repeated three times, as are many chants in Buddhism. In Buddhism as well as in Hinduism the threefold Shanti is generally interpreted as meaning the Threefold Peace in body, speech, and mind (i.e. peace in the entirety of one’s being).

    Oṃ śānti śānti śānti

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  54. Aigul -  August 26, 2010 - 11:34 pm

    May God bless all of you in Jesus’ name! Amen!

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  55. Mohammed Q -  August 17, 2010 - 5:44 pm

    Facts: Amin or Ameen is said by the Sunni sect of Islam while the Shiite do not say it at all. It is not a part of the Quran whatsoever nor is there any evidence that the prophet Mohammed used it in any way.

    Opinion: ‘hallelujah’ sounds like ‘Tahlili’ which is praising Allah by saying ‘la illah ill a Allah’ which translates to there is no God but Allah. When someone commands or asks others to do ‘tahlili’ he/she would say ‘hallelu’. I believe ‘hallelujah’ comes from commanding others to praise him which is a combination of two words; hallelu and leh (halleluleh) which with the passage of time became hallelujah.

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  56. IslamicApostate -  August 17, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    Daffy Duck is the One True Duck. All other ducks are false ducks. Read the Quackran.

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  57. Trudge164 -  August 17, 2010 - 5:28 am

    So at a meeting when they say, “All in favor say, ‘Aye!’” does “Aye” represent a shortened version of “Amen”?

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  58. laborday -  August 7, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Regarding a Japanese fable, that is a called the Harvest Moon. The fable was originally derived from the ancient Indian myth that a rabbit sacrificed himself throwing into the fire, however, the fable coming to Japan has changed the story into more appeasing one that the people cerebrate the fall harvesting, and a rabbit represents a lack. One correction is that the day of the Harvest moon is set in between August and October and the date varies every year. This year the date is set on the 22nd of September.

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  59. orangetwilightlastnight -  August 7, 2010 - 8:37 pm

    “a man on the Moon”-in a Japanese fable there is a rabbit living on the Moon and he appears around on the 15th of October. Assossiation of a man and the Moon has nothing to do with the rabbit since he would be seen in pounding steamed rice into cake. I forget what the fable is about. The full moon, the Japanese pampas grass, a shodow of rabbit on the moon are the image of a still and pleasant night under the full glow of the moonlight.

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  60. Amun -  July 29, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    The ancient Egyptians were fastidious recorders – about pharoahs, priests, nobility, ordinary people, births, deaths, floods, agricultural harvest, etc, yet there is not one single line of hieroglyph on the existence of the so-called Hebrews who according to the bible lived in Egypt for 450 years. Why?

    Because there was no such race as Hebrews. Amen ;-)

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  61. Rebecca -  July 27, 2010 - 11:02 am

    The meaning of the word “AMEN” is “the MOON”

    Re means Sun/Son
    Amen means Moon/Man

    When saying amen at the end of a prayer/seance you are directing your plea to the MOON.

    There is no other meaning that is correct. The word man and moon comes from the appearence of a face on the Moon.

    Rebecca Lynn, Hearer Of Life Forms in the occult of most people of our life form, Epiphany = Student of the Maker/Master/Owner/Commander of ALL Ingredients that Exist.

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  62. Lamaist -  July 26, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Buddha used to say all prayers and progenies that ‘UM MA NE BAD ME HUM’.These’r the basic 5 letters of ‘Maani’-words.If u r Buddhist, please give others more info about this!

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  63. Mohammed -  July 26, 2010 - 10:52 am

    To Dvorah,
    As you said we are cousins although all humans according to me are cousins but some are close relatives.If I’m quite right you are a jew,if you read the history well at the time of Mohammed and throghout the islamic imperor jews enjoyed freedom and specifically the next door to Mohammed’s own house lived a jew. Everybody knows that in the modern history the Ottoman empire protected jews. My question is now jews are in power can they give the lowest human rights to the palastinians at their home? We all know well if we truly follow God’s words no signle human will kill his human brother, but we always listen and obey to the Satan and fulfill his desires and this is what is going around the world.

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  64. Louis -  July 26, 2010 - 4:12 am

    Halleluiah was made of two words, Alakh and HU. Alakh is the name of one of pure spiritual worlds. HU (hue) is the sacred name of God.
    Book; How to Find God, p. 210 by Harold Klemp

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  65. Mars -  July 26, 2010 - 2:50 am

    I gave up reading second half comments because I am drinking and it has been occurring to me about Don Giovanni who got burn in time and still refused to regret, how the hell could it possible? Amen.

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  66. Daniel -  July 26, 2010 - 2:39 am

    This might sound rude but Im serious. I heard at a few different churches, people saying “shato barratto”???? Ive heard this many many times but Im totally confused. What language is that? And why do so many say it?

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  67. capricorn -  July 26, 2010 - 2:21 am

    Amen, who are you? and my previous comment was deleted and Isis has her objective and maybe exploitation is en route to get there ‘unwittingly.’

    now I read the comments of people above.

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  68. daniel -  July 26, 2010 - 1:53 am

    it means let it be done

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  69. Hari -  July 25, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    There is also this theory that Amen originated from ancient India’s holy word AUM or OM.

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  70. confusecious -  July 25, 2010 - 8:55 pm

    in others words in god we believe and to god we trust. AMEN !!! im a deist but i believe in GOD the supreme being ;-)

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  71. Mike -  July 25, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    It’s just astonishing how much a simple matter can be muddled up.
    Amen in Hebrew means “truly so”, plain and simple. The closest to offer the correct answer is Mr. Abu Mohammed – apparently native Arabic speaker. Since Hebrew and Arabic are closely related, it is little surprise. The A(E)MN root in Hebrew is a semantic root for many related concepts, primarily trust, belief, faithfulness, etc.

    Haleluya simply means “praise”, from root הלל – to praise.

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  72. Christian -  July 25, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    I agree

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  73. taoistelf -  July 25, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    The Arabic equivalent of Hallelujah is without a doubt “El Hamdu-lellah” (well that is aprox phonetic).

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  74. corazon jusay -  July 25, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    Prophet Luong? you definitely a false prophet, you idiot, you don’t even know what you’re saying.

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  75. Amun -  July 25, 2010 - 7:02 pm

    Amen originates from the ancient Egyptians (a different race from the current Arab Egyptian). There was no Hebrew people expelled from Egypt, in fact there was no such tribe as Hebrews – they were ancient Egyptians aligned with Akhenaten, the world’s first monotheist. When Akhenaten fell from power (or died), his followers were expelled (because of their ‘heretic’ belief, in believing in just one god) to the Egyptian province of what we know as Canaan – from this expulsion, we get the myth of the Exodus.

    The ancient Egyptians in Egypt were of course their kinfolk. Whenever the ‘Hebrews’ (or Israelis or Judeans) were in trouble they would generally scoot off back to Egypt for sanctuary, supposedly land of their greatest enemy but in reality that of their kinfolk or it would be plain silly to run to the lair of their greatest enemy for refuge – noted ones were the prophet Jeremiah and even Jesus.

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  76. Abu Mohammed -  July 25, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    i do apologize for bringing in the academic view point, however if i may the word can be traced to Arabic roots where it is claimed to be derived from the Arabic word “امن” amen , which essentially means i testify, i believe, hence when we recite it , we are concurring with the preacher or the speaker.

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  77. Prophet Luong -  July 25, 2010 - 6:03 pm

    Ahh haa!!! I was warned not to use this Amen word becuase it has pagan origins in Egypt. So now, I only say “In JESUS’ name” instead in my on-line preaching and after I pray.

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  78. Christopher -  July 25, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    Val Lee, you poor thing. “remarkable truth about the inerrant bible” you’ve got to be kidding me. Anyone with any modicum of intelligence and understanding of history will know that the “inerrant bible” is a collection of inaccurate writings, some penned centuries after the supposed life of chrsit, that was decided upon by committee as to what did and didnt get included in the final “accurate” version of the “truth”.

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  79. Jason -  July 25, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    I agree with the above comment about ‘Amen Ra’. Watch the ‘Esoteric Agenda’ documentary on Youtube and/or Google Video. It explains that the word ‘Amen’ that we say at the end of a prayer, is from the Egyptian sun god ‘Amen-Ra’. The other part of his name ‘Ra’ is one of the parts of the name Israel. This goes along with ‘The God of Isis’ and sun god ‘El’. I hope this is helpful!

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  80. dan -  July 25, 2010 - 5:08 pm

    the word simply means “let it be so” also that you are in agreement with a prayer .

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  81. Bogle -  July 25, 2010 - 4:55 pm

    “So it be” ha ha….um…no. That’s a typo on this site and incorrect English. It’s “So be it.” And coincidentally that’s the most accurate definition of the term.

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  82. Val Lee -  July 25, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    This is such an interesting article and I have read some spectacular responses. I know for me, as a Christian, “amen” is a sort of praise to the Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit though it does not outright mean “hallelujah” (Praise God or Yahweh). It can be uttered in enthusiastic faith of praise for what has been stated or prayed. “Amen” to me is a rejoinder, such as, I agree. When someone speaks remarkable truth about the inerrant Bible, it sparks an “amen” within my heart, a sort of agreeable praise of truth.

    This all arises within any true follower of Christianity because Jesus Christ died on the cross, shedding His blood for your wrong conduct and mine (John 3:16 and Roman 3:23-26), and came back to life—being raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-7). Anyone can come to God asking for salvation through the forgiving work of Jesus Christ. Christ lives eternally in heaven, as true Christians will one day. In heaven, Christians will be set free from all sin, pain and sorrow. Christians still sin here on the earth and need to ask forgiveness when they act wrongly (1 John 1:9). However, obedient Christians are no longer held in sin’s slavery (Romans 6:5-6). When one experiences forgiveness, they often utter “amen” and “hallelujah.”

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  83. japie -  July 25, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Hi darzola12 you said:
    Amen! Great info on the word amen. I was really impressed on how a word I commonly use, as a Christian, is used and found in other religions/beliefs. What about alleluia? Halleluia? Any other words?
    Halleluyah is an old Hebrew word that means praise you YAH. YAH is how you pronounce the first 2 letters of the 4 letters representing the Fathers name, YHWH(YAHUWAH). And His son came in the Father’s name as YAHUshua meaning YAH is salvation. Not Jesus, which is a Greek name and does not mean Yah is salvation (Matt.1:21).
    Amein is the right pronunciation of the word theyre explaining, for amen refers to the sungod deity of Egypt, amen-ra.
    They are almost spelled the same way though. and almost sound the same as well.

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  84. Unitarian -  July 25, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    God is One and He is the Absolute. There is no true reality apart from Him the Creator most compassionate and merciful. The vast universe does not encompass Him yet there in the heart of the faithful soul is His secret presence. Lord grant us Thy Light and Wisdom and heal us our souls, our minds and bodies in devotion to Thee. Amin.

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  85. Christopher -  July 25, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    It just all goes to show that all of the religions are just derivative and manufactured.

    The sooner that we realise as a modern people that we dont need religion to explain the things we didnt understand 2000 years ago the better off we will all be. Amen to that!

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  86. Roger -  July 25, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    @Kim Phillips
    Please leave honey alone :), honey thinks they know everything about everything!!! And guess what, i think honey knows nothing!!!
    Go back to School honey!!

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  87. Honey -  July 25, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    That truly is NOT cool to call anyone a ZEALOT, and you obviously know what it means because of the manner in which you used it. I am sure many others using this form do not know, and probably are not in need to know, but that is certainly uncool on your part. No one is name calling or putting down anyones faith. Especially the Jews. Being a Christian myself, I respect the Jews and love them, after all Jesus is a Jew, and the Chosen People in Revelation in the Bible are the Jews. Not cool at all!

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  88. david shaw -  July 25, 2010 - 3:31 pm

    THE WORD NO MATTER IN WHAT CONTEXT ORGINATED FROM CHRISTIANITY AND CHRISTIANITY HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE OVER THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLDER THAN ISLAM AND THE OLDEST RELIGIONIN THE WORLD.AND LOOKING CLOSLY AT PRETTY MUCH ALL RELIGIONS THEY EACH HAVE SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN COPIED OUT OF CHRISTIANITY AND PUT IN OTHER CONTEXTS… AND THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS BLOG OR POST OR WHAT EVER YOU CALL IT WAS SPEAKING ABOUT CHRISTIANITY AND LAST TIME I CHECKED IT IS STILL NAD ALWAYS HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST RELIGION IN THE WORLD

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  89. Amen Ra -  July 25, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    You’re all wrong and this article is misinforming. You people worship me every time you say it. Amen Ra existed long before the Israelite savages invented their own religion. Back when they were slaves to Egypt and Egypt had it’s religion passed down from Sumeria. But people believe what they want to believe…. not what is fact or in front of their face. Good luck getting into your “heaven” lame brains.

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  90. Kim Phillips -  July 25, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Seems we’re at the mercy of religious zealots. It is a Hebrew word and has a clear meaning in Hebrew. Period.

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  91. Honey -  July 25, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    Oh my goodness…and I thought I chose my words so carefully, and I was still called out… Pardon the word, “Opinion”. I will clarify. I too have studied for years… This is what I have learned. According to Amen in Tiberian Hebrew, and I hope this type will appear properly on this post (אמן ), Āmēn means “So be it; truly” Also in Standard Hebrew (אמן )Amen, and in Arabic( آمين )’Āmīn). As I mentioned above, this is a declaration of affirmation found in the Hebrew Bible and in the Quran(Koran). In Islam, it is the standard ending to surat al-Fatiha.It has always been in use within Judaism, and is used as an acronym for L-ord, God, King (who is) Trustworthy. It is related to the Hebrew word emuna or “faith” which as the same ‘root’ which is found in Judaism. Yet, and I said, yet… The reason there seems to be so many answers, and none are totally WRONG, is because you are taking a Word that was in Hebrew and translating it in to Greek and English and Western Civilization.Also, there is actually two Amens. (amen; ʼāmán) You are taking that same word and using it in the Old Testament teachings and translating it over into the New Testament where Jesus, himself, the AMEN in person… is alive. It is a lot like reading a King James Bible, or NIV Bible, or an American Standard Bible. They are all the Word of God, but the words have then translated down through the centuries the best way man has been able to do. Unles you are a expert in Hebrew and Greek, you are at the mercy of theologians. As I mentioned before, it has several meanings. There is no ONE particular meaning. I learned this years ago in Seminary. Blessings to you all.

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  92. Dave -  July 25, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    Hallelujah means Praise God (or jah). Amen means “it is so” or “so be it”.

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  93. AMEN | BLOGCHI@mayopia.com -  July 25, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    [...] “Brave New World” we live in and with that we’ll “SACRIFICE” and say “AMEN”.–>>Rupert [...]

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  94. Isis Ankhra -  July 25, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    This term has already been literally broken down by 2 or 3 individuals within the course of this comment thread…correctly, I might add. It’s meaning is quite elementary and can easily be drawn from use of context, if nothing else. AMEN MEANS “I BELIEVE!” When two or more people say Amen in unison, it means “WE BELIEVE!” That being said, I don’t think you can really say that “it is so” or “so be it” or any similar phrase of validation and concurrence is completely incorrect and wrong. Don’t they all, in spirit, mean the same? Yes. Theoretically, one could shout out, “Testify!” at the conclusion of a prayer and it would generally accomplish the same as saying “Amen.” I mean, it stands to reason, doesn’t it? Anyone ever heard someone ask a congregation, “My brothers and sisters, can I get an Amen?” Why do they want an amen? They’re seeking a verbal validation of their shared faith and belief in whatever is being said. Like I said, Amen means “I believe!” Verily I say unto you, there art far greater religious mysteries to be contemplated and pondered by mankind.

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  95. Renee -  July 25, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Dave Walton: I know little about synchronists, but I suspect they respect that every faith is trying to do their best to find God. And, that may look very different for different people – based upon how each person’s spiritual sytem is tuned into God. Regardless of how we’re “wired”, I believe He’ll find us and we can find Him … if we get into His Word and get onto our knees. That’s where faith comes in. Sometimes we can trap ourselves when we “overthink” the science of religion – especially if we spend too much time trying to find what’s wrong with religious worship that may look different to our “earth” eyes than ours looks. 1 Corinthians 3:19 – For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. As the Scriptures say, “He traps the wise in the snare of their own cleverness.”

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  96. Juliet -  July 25, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Very informative

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  97. Kim Phillips -  July 25, 2010 - 1:13 pm

    @Honey: we’re not here to talk about opinions, just word origins. @Elliot: you are correct.

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  98. elliot -  July 25, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    Amen comes from the Hebrew work “emunah” (same root) which means faithfulness. So by saying “amen”, we are say we believe in what was just said. And in Judaism, it doesn’t only have to be something said by a Rabbi. It can be in response to anyone who says a prayer or blessing.

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  99. Honey -  July 25, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    It can mean different things depending on the resource you are looking at and the purpose you are looking it up for… example: You can find the word amen in Egypian, Islam, and even in reference for the sun god…however it is a slight variation in each, and is different from the word Amen in Hebrew. Actually, this is one of the most universal words in the world! I can only explain it as I have studied it from the Bible, in which I believe to be the Word of God. So please, no arguements. I am just telling you my opinion, I am not here to debate Christianity or if there is a God. I agree with Shelby. “Amen” DOES mean “so be it”. Its use dates back to Judasim, which is its earliest text. It is a declaration of affirmation found in Hebrew, which is derived from “certainty” and “truth”. I hope this helps. God Bless

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  100. bubba bob -  July 25, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Just a point of personal perversity, but does anyone know (or care) what reigion was IDI AMIN? As a personification of the “Anti-Whosit” it’s a pretty strange name donchathinkso? I wonder what the origins of that name might be.

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  101. ARULMANI -  July 25, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    Dear freinds,
    WE ALL KNOW THAT ALL RELIGION WHOSOEVER IT MAY BE CHRISTIANS,MUSLIMS OR HINDUISM ALL TAUGHTS AS HOW TO LIVE A BETTER LIFE IN THIS WORLD ITS ALL ABOUT RESPECTING , HELPING EACH OTHERS BY FOLLOWING IT TRUTHFULLY & STRICTLY STILL TO THE END OUR LIFE WIHTOUT ANY HARM TO ANYONE & SIN..SO EVERYONE CAN USE AMEN ,AMIN , halleluiah , OM SHANTI OM.. IF THEY UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF THE WORD BEFORE USING IT IN THE PRAYER.

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  102. LittleMissLee -  July 25, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  103. bubba bob -  July 25, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    As a neology nerd I love this website, but especialy when the Hot Word stimulates such a mass of imput, insight, and ideas. What I enjoy the most is when a word or topic (like this one) kicks off an avalanch of different spiritual/ religious/ ethnic-ethic feelings and points of view.
    It was once said that “All roads lead to Rome”, well the world has changed in a very big way, but I do believe that “All Religions lead to God” is so very, very true. So long as you are a fellow traveler, I am always happy to ‘share the shade of a wayside tree and trade a few tales of our differing trails.’ Amen.

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  104. RAM -  July 25, 2010 - 12:36 pm

    No point in raking your brains with these silly words. Words cannot describe God. No one knows what that God means. Can some one describe to me THE GOD. He is said to be one by all. But how come each one gives his or her own description of god. I wonder to whom this AMEN, AMEEN ETC; IS CONVEYED. YOU SAY GOD. THEN I SAY WHAT GOD? YOU MAY SAY ” YOUR GOD”.THEN CAN THERE BE SO MANY GODS. DO THEY SPEAK DIFFERENT LANGUAGES?? OR ONLY ONE LANGUAGE IN WHICH THE DEVOTEE SPEAKS?? THIS WORD “GOD” THE UNEXPLAINED AND MUCH BANDIED ABOUT, IS THE CAUSE FOR DISSENSIONS AND DISPUTES.
    Then what is God?? Perhaps the person asking the question is god. It is like this:- Every one says “I” have a Body [May be a beautiful one ,ugly, or white or black body,] “I” have it. Who is this “I”?? Every one says “I” It is the common denominator in every one.Can you find “Who Am I” It does not require any other name .It is the same in all. It has only one name “I”. It is in every thing. It has no name it has no second, it is all by itself,second to none. It is Zen and also not.In my humble opinion this is that “That thou Art” what else is there? Does God require our encomiums as if he cannot live without it? Leave it alone.

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  105. Shelby -  July 25, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    amen literally means “so be it”

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  106. Kim Phillips -  July 25, 2010 - 11:59 am

    P.S. You don’t “amen” yourself. Unless you’re incredibly arrogant.

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  107. Kim Phillips -  July 25, 2010 - 11:58 am

    “Amen” is not an acronym, it is a word. And halleluyah means “praise God” in Hebrew, from the root hey-lamed-lamed. Christianity took these words from the original Hebrew (Judaism) and use them in ways they were not necessarily intended. What a lot of hot air in answer to a WORD explanation, not a religious one.

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  108. Muhammad James -  July 25, 2010 - 11:34 am

    “May it be so!” or “May it come to be!” is not an appropriate word to humbly beg God to accept our prayers but rather like asking Him “If You give, give lah but if You don’t give, no problem lah!” Begging God to fulfill what we pray for must have total respect for Him. God is above everyone and don’t ask Him as if He’s our buddy – Whom He is not! Sorry to correct all of you here because everyone gave the wrong answers to what is truly Amen. Please accept my sincere apology.

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  109. Muhammad James -  July 25, 2010 - 11:24 am

    Amen is similar to Amin in Arabic meaning “God, please accept our prayers”. I was a preacher in Islam as well. I was formerly a Christian who has converted to Islam many years back. Period.

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  110. Michael B -  July 25, 2010 - 11:00 am

    I think praying is looking up with an emotionally high and clear target so that understandings will come a little easier.

    I kind of get why its done before eating food as well, as the act of eating can kind of feel like you accept (or your body) accepts and trusts the way you came about to get the food – a personal reward.

    So if you look up high and clear and have no cynasisms then you’re not rewarding yourself for being in an off-chance downward state of mind, and so those sorts of things no longer hang around as much.

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  111. Katie -  July 25, 2010 - 10:59 am

    I have always know “Amen” to mean “so be it,” “let it be so,” or “I/we agree.”
    Example: When someone leads a group in prayer, the group says amen to express that they agree and let it be so.

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  112. Pavithra -  July 25, 2010 - 10:14 am

    In Hinduism, when wishes are expressed in the form of Vedic chants or mantras, the response among those present (typically priests) is “tataastu!” which means, “May it be so!” or “May it come to be!” – means the same as Amen / Ameen.

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  113. Robert -  July 25, 2010 - 10:08 am

    Highest praise to the lord, and the end of my message.

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  114. yomama -  July 25, 2010 - 10:00 am

    mohamed on July 25, 2010 at 2:12 am:

    I love you. If you and those with minds like yours, from any race or religion, could manage to spread your GLORIOUS infection, humanity may last a bit longer than on our current trajectory…

    Thank you for your priceless thoughts.

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  115. Nafiz -  July 25, 2010 - 9:53 am

    samer— I was going say some nasty things to you about your statement and Islam – but instead here a a few you might understand. May God bless you in your thinking.

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  116. diggity -  July 25, 2010 - 9:50 am

    I like the Egyptian theory.

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  117. Heather -  July 25, 2010 - 9:46 am

    Yaweh is Jehovah (God’s Name)- Ps 83:18, Is 42:8

    *** g80 9/8 p. 22 A Name That Has Been Pushed Aside ***
    But the name of God, the heavenly Father of Jesus Christ, is not commonly used nowadays by church members in Europe and much of the English-speaking world. Why? Because some Bible translators claim that to use it would be “inappropriate,” and so they substitute “Lord” and “God.” But why, since the Divine Name actually appears in the Bible in the original languages more than 7,000 times? In one attempt to explain, a spokesman for the “New International Version” wrote: “You are right that Jehovah is a distinctive name for God and ideally we should have used it. But we put 21/4 million dollars into this translation and a sure way of throwing that down the drain is to translate, for example, Psalm 23 as, ‘Yaweh is my shepherd.’ Immediately, we would have translated for nothing.”

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  118. Heather -  July 25, 2010 - 9:44 am

    Regarding “Alleluia”:

    *** it-2 p. 9 Jehovah ***
    In the Christian Greek Scriptures. In view of this evidence it seems most unusual to find that the extant manuscript copies of the original text of the Christian Greek Scriptures do not contain the divine name in its full form. The name therefore is also absent from most translations of the so-called New Testament. Yet the name does appear in these sources in its abbreviated form at Revelation 19:1, 3, 4, 6, in the expression “Alleluia” or “Hallelujah” (KJ, Dy, JB, AS, RS). The call there recorded as spoken by spirit sons of God to “Praise Jah, you people!” (NW) makes clear that the divine name was not obsolete; it was as vital and pertinent as it had been in the pre-Christian period. Why, then, the absence of its full form from the Christian Greek Scriptures?

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  119. Heather -  July 25, 2010 - 9:41 am

    *** it-1 pp. 90-91 Amen ***
    This word in both English and Greek is a transliteration from the Hebrew ʼa‧men′. The meaning is “so be it,” or “surely.” The Hebrew root word from which it is drawn (ʼa‧man′) means “be faithful; be trustworthy.”
    In the Hebrew Scriptures the word is used as a solemn expression to obligate oneself legally to an oath or covenant and its consequences (Nu 5:22; De 27:15-26; Ne 5:13), also as a solemn expression to subscribe to an expressed prayer (1Ch 16:36), to an expression of praise (Ne 8:6), or to an expressed purpose (1Ki 1:36; Jer 11:5). Each of the first four books, or collections, of the Psalms concludes with this expression, perhaps indicating that it was customary for the congregation of Israel to join in at the end of the song or psalm with an “Amen.”—Ps 41:13; 72:19; 89:52; 106:48.
    The Hebrew word ʼa‧man′ is applied to Jehovah as “the faithful God” (De 7:9; Isa 49:7) and describes his reminders and promises as “trustworthy” and “faithful.” (Ps 19:7; 89:28, 37) In the Christian Greek Scriptures the title “Amen” is applied to Christ Jesus as “the faithful and true witness.” (Re 3:14) Jesus made singular use of the expression in his preaching and teaching, using it very often to preface a statement of fact, a promise, or a prophecy, thereby emphasizing the absolute truthfulness and reliability of what he said. (Mt 5:18; 6:2, 5, 16; 24:34) In these cases the Greek word (a‧men′) is translated as “truly” (KJ, “verily”) or, when doubled, as throughout the book of John, “most truly.” (Joh 1:51) Jesus’ use of “amen” in this way is said to be unique in sacred literature, and it was consistent with his divinely given authority.—Mt 7:29.
    However, as Paul shows at 2 Corinthians 1:19, 20, the title “Amen” applies to Jesus not merely as a truth speaker or as a true prophet and spokesman of God but also as the one in whom all of God’s promises find fulfillment. His course of faithfulness and obedience even to a sacrificial death confirms and makes possible the bringing to reality of all the promises and declarations of God’s purpose. He was the living Truth of those revelations of God’s purpose, the things to which God had sworn.—Compare Joh 1:14, 17; 14:6; 18:37.
    The expression “Amen” is used many times in letters, especially those of Paul, when the writer has expressed some form of praise to God (Ro 1:25; 16:27; Eph 3:21; 1Pe 4:11) or expresses the wish that God’s favor be manifested in some manner toward the recipients of the letter. (Ro 15:33; Heb 13:20, 21) It is also used where the writer earnestly subscribes to what is expressed.—Re 1:7; 22:20.
    The prayer expressed at 1 Chronicles 16:36 and those contained in the Psalms (41:13; 72:19; 89:52; 106:48), as well as the expressions contained in the canonical letters, all indicate the correctness of the use of “Amen” at the close of prayers. It is true that not all the prayers recorded show such conclusion, such as David’s closing prayer for Solomon (1Ch 29:19) or Solomon’s dedication prayer at the inauguration of the temple (1Ki 8:53-61), although such expression may well have been made. (Note 1Ch 29:20.) Similarly, its use is not recorded in Jesus’ prayers (Mt 26:39, 42; Joh 17:1-26) or in the prayer of the disciples at Acts 4:24-30. However, the weight of the prior evidence presented strongly indicates the rightness of the use of “Amen” as a conclusion to prayer, and Paul’s statement at 1 Corinthians 14:16 in particular shows that it was customary for those in Christian assembly to join in the Amen to a prayer. Additionally, the examples of those in heaven, recorded at Revelation 5:13, 14; 7:10-12; and 19:1-4, all give support to its use in subscribing to prayers or solemn statements and thereby, through the use of this one word, expressing the confidence, strong approval, and earnest hope that is in their hearts.

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  120. Valerie -  July 25, 2010 - 9:25 am

    These comments are just as edifying as the article.

    @Alan Turner: Ha ha ha!!

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  121. Danny -  July 25, 2010 - 9:15 am

    In fiction, on the show, Battlestar Galactica, they said “So Say We All” which to me was a long way of saying “Amen”.

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  122. Mia -  July 25, 2010 - 9:11 am

    @ amy, Hallelujah means “Highest praises” or “the highest Praise” to the Lord.

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  123. snowcat -  July 25, 2010 - 9:04 am

    it means the end of something. if you are saying a prayer and say amen at the end that means your done.

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  124. Dvorah -  July 25, 2010 - 9:01 am

    To Mohamed: Amen to what you said. All paths to enlightenment and One-ness with G-d lead to the same place: One-ness with G-d. How can we love G-d while we hate one another? Rather than struggle against each other to prove that “my path is the only right path,” let us all hold hands with each other as we celebrate our unique cultures and follow the paths of our ancestors, elevating ourselves and each other as we climb that mountain. This goes for everyone, but especially for you and me who are cousins through our Grandfather Abraham. This family feud has gone on long enough! Salam, Shalom, and may there be love between us. Amen,Amin, Om Shanti Shanti Shantihee!

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  125. Wesley -  July 25, 2010 - 8:55 am

    Another word which can be used in place of hallelujah is hosanna.

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  126. Sarah -  July 25, 2010 - 8:40 am

    In Arabic, the word “Amen” is pronounced exactly the way it is in English and used by Arab Jews, Christians and Muslims..

    It means “to follow ” I cannot put my hand on the exact root, though I know the verb “Amma” to lead and “Emam” a religious leader are related to “amen”.

    Regarding halleluiah that would be “Tahlill” in Arabic, meaning “to praise the God”… again, used equally be Arab Jews, Christians and Muslims.

    I would like to see the input of a Hebrew speaker.

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  127. jmn -  July 25, 2010 - 8:37 am

    Well said, mdfritz. To Christ be the glory forever, Amen!

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  128. Jeremy -  July 25, 2010 - 8:30 am

    However used, let so be it the Lord’s will be done in each of us! For God is gracious and compassionate! Amen!

    To all you commentators, follow me on Twitter. We believers must stick together…

    Peace 2 all!

    Jeremy

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  129. Judith -  July 25, 2010 - 8:29 am

    In Judaism “Amen” is a response to a blessing uttered by anyone, not only a rabbi.

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  130. Mohammed -  July 25, 2010 - 8:26 am

    I’m sure that most of the educated people know that Abrahamatic religions(Islam,Christianity and Judaism)have very much in common.Very unfortunately few notorious people with specific political issues ruined nations leaving eternal conflict between these people. Amen in Islam means ‘OH God accept our prayers and I think this is very obvious from the ocassions used in these three religions.

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  131. Usama Awan -  July 25, 2010 - 8:12 am

    This just goes to show that all religions are from God. We should not be fighting about our differences but instead look at what we have in common. May Allah enable each of us to transcend our egos and look at each others as sons and daughters of the same creator. Amen

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  132. Bill -  July 25, 2010 - 7:51 am

    Thanks for this wonderful information. I throughly enjoyed reading it. I also have enjoyed reading all these interesting and very informative comments. A very pleasant discussion indeed.

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  133. Mike -  July 25, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Regardless of its meaning one thing is for sure we need GOD now and to bring ALL of us to his original place of life with only GOD as our leader, AMEN

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  134. Humaira -  July 25, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Ameen is the word by which we praise to GOD n insist HIM to complete our wishes n prayers….
    The word “Ameen” generally means the Acceptance of prayers.

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  135. meleagrid -  July 25, 2010 - 7:36 am

    Interesting thought for today, Sunday, like more at aspiring

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  136. Gilson Bicudo -  July 25, 2010 - 7:35 am

    I sometimes observe that in Christianism the person uttering the prayer/blessing also says “amen”. Whereas for us Jews, only the listeners say it, as it is a way to agree or repeat what someone else prayed/blessed.

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  137. gweythz -  July 25, 2010 - 7:33 am

    during the sermon our priest (in the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord)if anyone knows the meaning of amen. some raises their hands. then he ask us what is the meaning of the word and he gave us choices:
    a)yes b)i agree c) i believe.
    then some who raise their hands that they know the answer pick a letter while the priest ask “who vote for A raise your hand” and so in till he reach the “C”
    me i take “i believe”
    then he revealed the answer.. he said “D none of the above”
    because the meaning of amen in catholic church means in every ending of a prayer.

    believing with all his heart that his/her prayer will be done on the hand of God. faith is included with the meaning(i just paraphrased what he said..)

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  138. bobbyd -  July 25, 2010 - 7:21 am

    @mdfritz: Amen

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  139. Cilee -  July 25, 2010 - 7:11 am

    The word Amen simply means “So be it”. When Gabriel visited Mary and told her she would be with child(conceived of the Holy Spirit), Mary said, “So be it unto me, according to thy word.” She was saying Amen.

    When we pray we should believe that we receive what we ask for (Mark 11: 24) Saying Amen is thanking God that what we prayed for has already been given.

    The word Amen is acknowledgment of God’s unlimited ability. Amen is the same as saying, “so it is”. Prayer example: “Father I pray that I will get the job I just applied for. I believe I already have, and I thank you, Amen”

    You have to ask and believe, not one or the other.

    I expect this explanation to be controversial, but … Amen!

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  140. Rock Waterman -  July 25, 2010 - 7:08 am

    I’m curious as to the literal translation of the imprecation often given at mealtime, “Rub-a-dub dub.”

    I’ve seen this prayer performed in some irreligious homes and I’m baffled by its meaning.

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  141. Dens -  July 25, 2010 - 6:55 am

    It is also being used for singing religious songs – for praising God. I also use it in praying in different languages – English, Chinese and Filipino.

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  142. Pat Solis -  July 25, 2010 - 6:51 am

    I really enjoy your “hot word” section. And it´s so enlightening! Thanks so much! Even though I´m saturated with work and enter the Thesaurus TO WORK, I can never beat the temptation to stop and learn about the day´s hot word. Hope you never eliminate this fun and useful service!!

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  143. Divineclue -  July 25, 2010 - 6:44 am

    Amen = I know whom I believe in and I have faith.

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  144. chelle -  July 25, 2010 - 6:43 am

    So what does Om Shanti Shanti Shantihee translate into?

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  145. 11 Cauac -  July 25, 2010 - 6:35 am

    Great piece, thanks. It’s wonderful to know that we CAN all realize that “God is one” and it doesn’t have to mean our ego dictates what “God” means. Instead, we allow the heart within us to dictate what God is and then, and only then, will we have oneness of love, peace and harmony on the planet. The Divine Plan says we’re to all be one when it’s all over. It’s time we all said “AMEN” and allow our hearts to dictate to us and not our ego/mind.

    Amen

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  146. Nitta -  July 25, 2010 - 6:32 am

    Chisrtian say “Hallelujah” when give “God” the highest praise. “Amen” is used at the end of prayer to relinquish it to our father(God,Lord, or Savior) for finalization, completion, or sealing.

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  147. sundaynap -  July 25, 2010 - 6:22 am

    you pray followed by amen, then association of ram. You would better come up with something other than that, or simply stop praying. A pang of conscience is at the stake.

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  148. David Olansky -  July 25, 2010 - 6:15 am

    Where can we suggest a word?
    David

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  149. RC Yadav -  July 25, 2010 - 5:53 am

    THE LORD RAM, THE MARYADA PURSOTAM, A DEITY IN HINDUISM – ON THE BASIS OF THIS DEITY’S NAME – PEOPLE GREET EACH OTHER AS – RAM RAM

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  150. Nosson -  July 25, 2010 - 5:38 am

    Amen (אמן)is an acronym for(אל מלך נאמן)- el melech ne’eman.

    It means in G-d we believe.

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  151. ryan -  July 25, 2010 - 5:37 am

    I always thought Amen meant “I believe (in God)”….and that so be it is what the Wiccan/witches say….interesting. The part about it possibly being from Amen/Amun the Egyptian deity is really interesting–makes you wonder if the Jews, while enslaved in Egypt picked it up from there or used it as a way of hiding their religious beliefs/prayers. I’m thinking it was a way of disguising their prayers in Hebrew so the Egyptians would think they’re praying to Amun…

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  152. Kora -  July 25, 2010 - 5:15 am

    In Wicca, many spells, incantations and similarly spiritual vocalisations and prayers end in So Mote It Be, which is also strikingly similar to “So be it’.

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  153. dbatrivka -  July 25, 2010 - 5:01 am

    Amen is an acronym for the Hebrew: El Melech Ne’meman, which means god is a faithful king.
    In Hebrew, the word El starts with an Aleph, hence the A in Amen and not E.

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  154. Janan -  July 25, 2010 - 4:53 am

    Amin Amen comes from the word Amanah meaning in Trust – following
    A prayer means : Holding the words faithfully from within
    As words are entrusted – its kind of reciprocate endless exchange

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  155. funda -  July 25, 2010 - 4:46 am

    “It’s the day of the week where many Americans gather in their respective houses of worship and repeat the same word: amen. ”
    americans? come on, the whole world says amen at the end of their prays and u still think the world consists of you, just keep going..

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  156. Dave Walton -  July 25, 2010 - 4:31 am

    A synchronist is one who believes all religions lead to God. I say to you, your premise is invalid. How can a mutually exclusive religion be compatible with another mutually exclusive religion? The God of Islam is impersonal while the God of Christianity speaks of a personal relationship with God. The Jesus of Mormonism is the spiritual brother of the devil, while the Jesus of the Jehovah Witnesses is Michael the archangel! The god of Hinduism is Darma, while the god of Taoism is nature. How can a synchronist be correct when it has no sound logic?

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  157. kelly -  July 25, 2010 - 4:12 am

    This word in both English and Greek is a transliteration from the Hebrew ’a‧men′. The meaning is “so be it,” or “surely.” The Hebrew root word from which it is drawn (’a‧man′) means “be faithful; be trustworthy.”

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  158. SRMAQHEEL -  July 25, 2010 - 4:08 am

    it means oh Almighty pls do this or by the god’s will it may happens

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  159. weewee -  July 25, 2010 - 4:04 am

    Cool! May more people be able to say amen then. AMEN!

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  160. Murthy -  July 25, 2010 - 3:13 am

    In Hinduism we usually end a prayer with Om Shanti Shanti Shantihee

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  161. mdfritz -  July 25, 2010 - 2:42 am

    In Revelation 3:14 the Lord Jesus referred to Himself as “the Amen (lit. the God of Amen), the faithful and true Witness, the beginning of the creation of God.” Amen, from Hebrew, means firm, steadfast, or trustworthy. The Lord is the firm, steadfast, and trustworthy One. Hence, He is the faithful and true Witness.

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  162. mohamed -  July 25, 2010 - 2:12 am

    The Islamic equal would actually be Alhamdu lillahi rabbil alameen(praise be to the lord of all the universes).Who is the almighty lord of Moses,Jesus,and Muhammad (peace be upon their great souls).
    Media has torn the three major religions apart its time we bonded and understood we have more in common then we expect.(āmēn,Amen,Amin)

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  163. Cagdas -  July 25, 2010 - 2:10 am

    “elhamdulillah” or “sukur” is the islamic counterpart of “halleluiah”.

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  164. Frank -  July 25, 2010 - 1:32 am

    The islamic equal would be bismullahalahrheem

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  165. Salman -  July 25, 2010 - 1:27 am

    Ameen or Amen has the same meanings , ‘ Alleluia ‘ means Praise GOD or ALLAH.

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  166. Alan Turner -  July 25, 2010 - 1:03 am

    Final sentence. “What are others?” Others are conjunctions.

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  167. Andrew -  July 25, 2010 - 12:53 am

    Hallelujah is and has been spelled lots of ways. In Hebrew it means “Praise Yahweh”.

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  168. samer -  July 25, 2010 - 12:47 am

    what does (halleluiah) equal in islam ?

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  169. samer -  July 25, 2010 - 12:43 am

    I think god wants to say you (all) have to band
    al salam alaykom (peace be upon you)

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  170. Amy -  July 25, 2010 - 12:01 am

    Do you happen to mean halleluiah, by any chance?

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  171. darzola12 -  July 24, 2010 - 11:55 pm

    Amen! Great info on the word amen. I was really impressed on how a word I commonly use, as a Christian, is used and found in other religions/beliefs. What about alleluia? Halleluia? Any other words?

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