World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Ipsissima verba

Article Id: WHEBN0002152139
Reproduction Date:

Title: Ipsissima verba  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Josephus on Jesus, Index of law articles
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Ipsissima verba

Ipsissima verba, Latin for "the very words," is a legal term referring to material, usually established authority, that a writer or speaker is quoting or referring to. For example, "the lawyer's position on segregation is supported by the ipsissima verba of the Supreme Court's holding in Brown v. Board of Education."


Ipsissima verba also refers to the appearances of Aramaic words throughout the gospels that might be the actual words Jesus physically spoke. While the manuscripts translated into the canonical New Testament were originally penned in koine Greek, a select few Aramaic words have survived in some texts. It is widely speculated that Jesus' native tongue was Aramaic and that these particular sayings could preserve the very words Jesus physically spoke, like the seven "sayings of Jesus on the cross".[1]

Other uses

Ipsissima verba is also the name of an album of the German band Samsas Traum.


  1. ^ Theopedia

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.