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Maranatha

Maranatha in biblical translations, a word representing an Aramaic phrase occurring in 1 Corinthians 16:22 and usually left untranslated, its exact interpretation being variously understood by scholars and translators. Current scholarship favours the interpretation ‘Come, O Lord!’; the most widely advocated alternative being ‘Our Lord has come.’ It has also often erroneously been regarded as forming part of a formula of imprecation in anathema maranatha.

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Maranatha

Maranatha. An Aramaic Christian formula in 1 Corinthians 16. 22, probably to be translated ‘O Lord, come!’ (cf. Revelations 22. 20). It may reflect the urgent expectation of the parousia in the earliest Church, or it may be an invocation to reinforce a threat.

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