Over at Aramaic expert Steve Caruso’s Aramaic NT blog:
Most churches do a Passion Play this time of year, re-enacting the final moments of Jesus up to and including the crucifixion. Most of these Passion Plays tend to include Jesus’ final words as recorded in Matthew and Luke (sic) which appear in most Bibles transliterated as:
“Eloi! Eloi! Lama sabachthani?”
“How the heck do you pronounce that?” I am asked often enough. “Eh-loy eh-loy llama sab-ach!-thane-y?”
And my answer is: You don’t.
Full blog post here: aramaicnt.org/2015/03/31/my-god-my-god-why-have-you-forsaken-me/