************* M*W: I found a glossary of aramaic terms at http://essenes.crosswinds.net/glossaryaramaic.html Some of the common terms we use on the Religion Forum are listed below. Remember, these words come from the language Jesus spoke, and it's different from Hebrew and Greek. Why? Paul didn't speak Aramaic, he spoke Greek. Abba - Father (Head of a Monastery) Alaha - A word meaning God (Compare to the Muslim Allah) Alahia - A word meaning Gods Alma - Age or eternity Amin - Faithful One (A title of God used by the Order of Nazorean Essenes) Amta - Maiden Ashuat - Seventh day, sabbath Asian - Healers, Essenes (Asian = Esian = Essene) Ba - (Ab)(The Great Father - Abba) Buzrana - Semen, seed Da-Dirka - "the way" or "law" (Dharma) Diwan - scroll Eesho, Oshu, Osu - Yeshua the Nazorean (Jesus) Ginat 'dania - Garden of Eden Habib - Beloved Haluna - vagina Hawa - Eve Hiwia - Serpent Katuliqa - Catholics Kawila - Ark Mama - mother, mommy Mar, Mari, Maria - Lord, My Lord Masbuta - Baptism Miryal - hypocoristic form of Mariam, Miriam, Maria, Mary (i.e. the Gnostic Title & Essene-Nazorean name of Mary Magdalene) Oma, 'ma - Mother Pailis - Deceiver, Paul Pardasa - Paradise Paruta - orgasm Pihla - male organ, yearning for union Pira - Womb Prishuta - discernment Qinta - Female singer slaves; second wife of John the Baptist Qum - a name given to Nazareth; to stand, rise or be erect Ra - Rabai (rabbi; rabboni) Rhum - Rome Shlama - Peace be with you Sin - Moon Yahta - abortion , stillborn Zatan - Satan If Jesus had written anything, it would have been in Aramaic.