Crying Abba – Inspired by Romans 8.15 (Part 3)

Update – For a note from an academic perspective from James McGrath see below.  But, please enjoy the cute videos anyway.

Today’s New Testament lectionary reading is from Romans 8 including Romans 8.15, which reads “For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father!””  I’m going to post some YouTube videos today to give some perspective on crying “Abba, Father!”


  • It’s a cute video, but I assume you know that Abba is the ordinary Aramaic word for father in the absolute state, and not child-talk or “daddy” as some have at times wrongly claimed…

    • Oh, Biblical scholars and their penchant for ruining everything cute! Yes, I’m aware and I guess I should add a footnote.

  • I don’t think pointing out that these videos are unrelated to the Aramaic word for “father” makes them any less cute! :)