Author: Ron Graham


Word Study: Amen

Word family: Amen

Synonyms: truly, "fair dinkum"

Related ideas: truth, prayer, agreement

Greek References: Amen translated by Luke as aleethos, truly (Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27).

Definitions: Amen is an exclamation expressing agreement with a statement. At the end of a prayer it expresses the genuineness of the petition.


  Doxology and Benediction (praise and blessing)

  Solemn pronouncement


Comment: In the Bible, "Amen" is almost always the last word of a solemn statement such as a benediction or doxology. Jesus however would often use it at the beginning of a solemn statement by saying "Verily" or "Truly". This is actually the word "Amen".