Have you ever thought about the word “Amen”?
We use it at the end of virtually every prayer. Depending upon one’s denomination, you may hear this word shouted from the pews as the pastor preaches from the Word. Sometimes, it’s used casually among friends or co-workers…as in “Amen, to that brother/sister.”
It is pronounced several ways. One is with the long “A” sound as in Ay-men. Another is with the “ah” sound as in Ah-men. In Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke, it is pronounced Ah-meen, with the emphasis on the second syllable.
In scripture, it occurs more than 170 times in both the Old and New Testaments. But what does it mean?