The Aramaic Lord’s Prayer

By on May 1, 2021

Jesus taught the Lord’s prayer to his disciples in the Aramaic language. This comes as a surprise to some folk who think Jesus taught in Hebrew or in Greek. But all the evidence is that Aramaic was Jesus’ own tongue. The story of Aramaic is a big story. It went from being a tribal language of Syria to being the lingua franca of the entire east—from Egypt to India—in the period 600 BC to 200 AD. As a result, we now know it by many names—not only Aramaic, but Syriac, Chaldean, and Assyrian. lords-prayer-in-aramaic/


  • David Mitchell

    David Mitchell is the Director of Music at Holy Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Brussels, and a member of the Society of Old Testament-Tanakh Study

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