The word Amen (pronounced /????m?n/ or /?e??m?n/; Hebrew: ?????, Modern Amen Tiberian ??m?n, ??m?n ; Greek: ???? ; Arabic: ????? ; "So be it; truly") is a declaration of affirmation found in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Its use in Judaism dates back to its earliest texts. It has been generally adopted in Christian worship as a concluding word for prayers and hymns. In Islam, it is the standard ending to Dua (supplication). Common English translations of the word amen include: "Verily," "Truly," and "So be it." It can also be used colloquially to express strong agreement, as in, for instance, amen to that.