Fatherhood Principle by Dr Myles Munroe
The greatest danger to society is the misconception of what fatherhood is. Definitions determine interpretations; thus In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word for “father” is Abba, meaning “Daddy,” comes from this word. In the New Testament, the Greek word for father is Pater. So, you have Abba in Old Testament Hebrew and Pater in New Testament Greek. The source of a thing is its Abba or father. As the source, the Abba sustains and maintains. Another aspect of the meaning of the word father is “upholder.” Father is the source that upholds everything that comes from it.