Exploring the Lord's Prayer through its Aramaic Roots

Jesus spoke a dialect of Aramaic, a Middle Eastern Semitic tongue rich with words inviting an interplay of the sub-meanings. In this six part series, we explored the Aramaic version of the Lord's Prayer to take a step closer to knowing Jesus as he walked upon this earth, to better understand why people were willing to follow him, and to learn his way of relationship with God. The Rev. Paul Shaffer led the series.

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Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus, by Neil Douglas-Klotz. HarperOne, 1993. ISBN-13: 978-0060619954.

Original Prayer: Teachings and Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus, by Neil Douglas-Klotz. Sounds True, Incorporated; Signed edition, May 2005. ISBN-13: 978-1591793656.

Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography The Jewish Life and Teaching That Inspired Christianity, by Bruce Chilton. Image; First edition, February 26, 2002. ISBN-13: 978-0385497930.

Setting A Trap for God: The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus by Rocco A. Errico. Unity; Rev Exp edition, February 1, 1997. ISBN-13: 978-0871591241.

Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide, by Aryeh Kaplan. Schocken, March 14, 1995. ISBN-13: 978-0805210378.

Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ, by Andrew Harvey. Tarcher; 1st Trade Paperback Edition, October 11, 1999. ISBN-13: 978-0874779929.