Most modern Israelis call their fathers Abba as one would use "Dad" or "Daddy" in English.
According to the Christian Gospels, Jesus used the word "Abba" when praying to God, which reflected a level of intimacy unheard of in the Old Testament era.
Abbaa is an Oromo (Ethiopian Cushitic) title of respect meaning "father."
The Aramaic term abba has passed via Greek and Latin into European languages as an ecclesiastical term, Abbot (Father), the head of a monastery.
Abba or Aba is the name of an important Rabbi in the Talmud.
The Aramaic word Abba, (written ???? in Greek), appears three times in the New Testament (Mark 14:36; Rom.