I am an Italian gentile believer in HaShem, who engages in the observance of the noahide precepts, as commanded by the Creator in the Torah.
In the numerous debates I have with my catholic christian friends, a definite contrast emerged on whether Jesus the Nazarene was seen also by his first followers as the incarnation of the Creator. I pointed out to them that the first Hebrew disciples of Jesus called him "Maràn", as attested in the expression, also present in the New Testament, "Maranatha", which can be read Marana tha ("come, our Mar") or Maràn atha ("Our Mar has come.) Now, Christian exegesis translates Maran with" Our Lord”, and believes that this is a divine title, in which the" Lord "we are talking about is HaShem; this interpretation is conditioned by the fact that the Divine Tetragrammaton YH ** has been rendered, in the Greek translation of the Tanakh known as "The Seventy", with the Greek expression "o κύριος", which means "The Lord", confirming the Hebrew use of substituting, in the recitation, the predicted (and forbidden) pronunciation of YH ** with the word "Adonai".
My christian friends are fully convinced of the correctness of this interpretation of "Maràn", but I have countered by referring to the millennial Jewish tradition, in which Maràn has the meaning of "Our Master", and indicates an honorary title attributed to rabbis of particular authority, such as the case of Rabbi Yosef Karo, the editor of Shulchan Arukh, and as is still the practice today in the Haredi community (see the example of the late Rabbi Ovadia Yosef). Moreover, if it is true that the Aramaic mar also means lord, it is also true that, as in all the languages of the world, even in Aramaic and Hebrew the word lord is also used for human beings endowed with particular authority, not only for the Creator, and this is amply attested by the sources.
Therefore, I told my friends that It does not seem illogical to think that the first followers of Jesus, who according to the same Christian sources were all Jews and observed the Torah, at least the written one, saw in the Nazarene the Messiah announced by the scriptures but NOT the incarnation of HaShem, attributing to their guide the epithet of "Our Master", and that the divinization of Jesus happened because of the pagan-Hellenistic influences brought by the apostate of Torah Paul of Tarsus and his followers of gentile origin. My Christian friends have very attached to my opinion, but patience ...
Is my approach correct, or are there examples in Jewish sources of a use of the Maran title to refer to HaShem?