Below are some bible names and their meanings in Geez and Tigre. Geez is presently spoken in the churches of Eritrea and Ethiopia only. Geez is the closest language to Aramaic that the original Israelites spoke. The Language the present day Jews speak, Hebrew, is mostly a Babylonian language and has very little semblance to the Aramaic of ancient Israelites. The Ethiopian and Eritrean bible is written in Geez and the preaching in the Orthodox Church is conducted in the language, even though none of the members of the church understand Geez.
Geez is like Latin and is almost obsolete and is spoken primarily only by the clergy of the Orthodox Church. Even though I don’t speak Geez, whenever a name or a word has the same meaning in Tigre and Tigrigna or Amharic I assume that it is also Geez since all the three languages trace their…show more content… Genesis is the first book of the bible and starts with the creation of the universe. Genes is a Tigre word which means “designed” or “created.” Hence, Genesis means “creations” and represents the exact meaning of the book as depicted in the bible. God created the heaven and earth and all that exist in the universe within six days and rested on the seventh day.
MAN AND WOMAN
“And the Lord caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept. And he took one of the ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the rib, which the Lord had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, this is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (Genesis 2:21-23)
As I indicated earlier many English words have the same meanings in Tigre and Geez. The word man or maan simply means “creation” or
“creator” depending on how it is pronounced in Tigre and Geez. Our Lord Jesus Christ repeatedly called himself, the son of man, which means “the son of the creator” or “the son of