Amen (Hebrew, Arab: like that it is) is acclamation - a formula transferred from the old person will to the new will in the Liturgie. Later it also transferred to the Islam, thus is the word in the servicesand prayers of Jews, Christians and Muslims usually. Amen expresses the agreement of the municipality to speech, prayer and benediction and of the municipality for the end of the appropriate Liturgieteils, above all you air tables of the high prayer, together is usually spoken.An approximate translation is “like that is it” or “like that is it to happen”.
Depending upon language the discussion can vary, the most frequent variant beside “Amen” is “amine”, which z. B. in the newGreek, Russian one and Arab one is usual. Translations become rarer of theWord uses, z. B. in the Greek old person will (Septuaginta) is to “Genoito” instead of “Amen”.
In the indischstämmigen religions “COM “plays a similar role.
- Joachim Jeremias, Gerhard ruffle:Amen I. Biblical-theologically II. Church-historically and practical-theologically. In: Theological material encyclopedia 2 (1978), S. 386-402 (in detail with further Lit.)