the Father

The Greek that is translated in English as “the Father” is translated in Alekano in the first instance as “my father” (when Jesus speaks) and “our father” (when the disciples speak),” since in that language “most kinship terms have an obligatory possessive pronoun suffix (or prefix and suffix). Hence it is impossible to say ‘a father’ or ‘the father’; one must say ‘my father” or ‘your father’ or “some person’s father.'” (Source: Larson 1998, p. 42)