Ephphatha

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Ephphatha

(ĕf`əthə) [Aramaic,=be opened], in the Gospel of St. Mark, words addressed by Jesus to a deaf-mute as Jesus made him hear and speak. As elsewhere in Mark, the Greek text retains and translates the Aramaic words.
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Jihadists seized the 13 nuns and three maids on 3 December from the famed Christian village of Mlula -- where residents still speak the ancient Aramaic of Jesus Christ -- and took them to the nearby town of Yabrud.