Author: Ron Graham
Word family: Amen
Synonyms: truly, "fair dinkum"
Related ideas: truth, prayer, agreement
Greek References: Amen translated by Luke as aleethos, truly (Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27).
Definitions: Amen is an exclamation expressing agreement with a statement. At the end of a prayer it expresses the genuineness of the petition.
Scripture:Doxology and Benediction (praise and blessing)
Comment: In the Bible, "Amen" is almost always the last word of a solemn statement such as a benediction or doxology. Jesus however would often use it at the beginning of a solemn statement by saying "Verily" or "Truly". This is actually the word "Amen".