Can I Get an Amen?

can i get an amen

In Hebrew, the word amen means “God is trustworthy.” This is not, however, its origin. According to Jon Levenson, a professor of Jewish studies at Harvard University, the term does not originate from an acronym, but rather came from the Middle Ages, when scholars were fascinated with word games and numerology. A more recent study by Jonathan Sarna, a professor of American Jewish history at Brandeis University, reveals that it is an etymology that was a product of those days.