flesh (John 1:14)

The Greek that is translated in English as “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” is translated into Arop-Sissano as “God’s Talk became a person lamat and lived among us.”

Nystrom explains: “In Arop, if you want to talk about the real essence of something — its most important part — you talk about the lamat of it. Arops say, ‘I don’t want to tell you everything they said at the meeting, but the talk lamat is like this,’ and they proceeded to tell you the main point of what was said.” (p. 198f.)

See also true son in the faith and spirit / flesh.

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