Idioms in the Bible Explained and a Key to the Original Gospels

Author: George M. Lamsa
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062285317
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Genre: Religion

World-renowned Bible translator and commentator George M. Lamsa explains nearly one thousand crucial idioms that will enrich reading of the Old and New Testaments for students and general reader alike. Lamsa, who was raised speaking Aramaic in a community that followed customs largely unchanged since the times of Christ, offers fresh, accurate translations of important idioms, metaphors, and figures of speech found in the Scripture--and provides clear explanations of their meaning of biblical context. Just as Shakespeare, Milton, and Browning wrote in the vernacular for English-speaking people, Moses the prophets, and the apostles wrote for their own people in the plain language of their times, so that even the unlearned might understand God's Word. Over the centuries, inaccurate translations and misunderstandings of customs and concepts have led to difficulties in bringing the biblical message to contemporary English-speaking readers. For example, when a man says to Jesus, "let me bury my father," Lamsa points out that this expression means, "Let me first take care of my father until he dies." Traditionally, scholars assumed that this man's father was dead and that Jesus was not interested in his burial. Lamsa's scholarship offers a more accurate understanding of the intent and spirit of this passage. Idioms in the Bible Explained and a Key to the Original Gospels goes far in correcting such errors that have crept into Biblical scholarship. Obscure and difficult passages from both Old and New Testaments are listed and compared with the King James version (though it will be helpful when used with any English version). These make clear the original meaning of such ancient idioms and assure that our grasp of the biblical message is more sound and rewarding. To further uncover the original teachings of Scripture, Idioms in the Bible Explained and a Key to the Original Gospels, Lamsa discusses at greater length such topics as "The Language of Jesus," "Aramaic Phraseology," "The Sayings of Jesus," "Early Translations," and more..

Hebrew Idioms Found in the Bible

Author: Mark Uraine
ISBN: 9781365996122
Release Date: 2017-07-02
Genre: Religion

Language is a curious thing. We know that God communicates to us through His Word - the Bible. He reaches out in words of a distant language; one that we don't understand. This book attempts to communicate those cultural idioms and expressions that we so often glaze over, or misinterpret.

Hebraic Perspectives of the Gospel

Author: Robert Barry Davis
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781425911454
Release Date: 2006-03-01

Do we in our culture really understand the Bible we love so much? We read it, study it, listen to sermons about it, buy teaching tapes, and go to seminars to learn more about it. It is possible to know the Bible and not understand the Bible. It is necessary to view the Word of God from the perspective of a two thousand year-old Jew to actually grasp Biblical concepts. Mary was Joseph's espoused wife. What was an "espoused wife?" How old was Mary when she gave birth to Jesus? We have nothing like this in our culture! What Law gives us the right by the blood of Jesus to be saved, have the right to use His Name, have everlasting life, and much, much more? This is all because of Blood Covenant, and most Christians understand nothing about this New Covenant/Testament Jesus cut with His Blood! Is it lawful to divorce your wife for every cause? What were the Jewish grounds for divorce? How does the everyday language of Jesus (Aramaic) shed light on His teaching of divorce and remarriage? Was John the first to baptize? What was the pet name God gave the nation of Israel? What did the most strict of all the religious groups of Jesus' day believe on salvation, healing, spiritual warfare? Where are we in Jesus' fulfilling the marriage covenant with us? Why do we have the inheritance of the firstborn? Facts are pieces of knowledge. Related pieces of knowledge form concepts. Concepts yield understanding. The Church has knowledge of the Bible but it is necessary to allow knowledge to mature into understanding. This book is designed to aid in this process.

As for Me and My House We Will Serve the Lord

Author: Keith J. Daniels
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781606475140
Release Date: 2008-08
Genre: Religion

Throughout the centuries men and women have had to choose which way to go in their lives; "will I do it my way or will I do it God's way." One of the greatest responsibilities in man's and a woman's life is to bring up their children in the Lord; and teach them to reverence the One True God, to believe and trust Him. The world also offers many ways to live life, to raise children and to prosper. This book is a not a book about my way; this book is a book about God's way. To the best of my ability these chapters are right from God's heart straight to his family. God is loving, tender, merciful and forgiving. He is gently calling everyone to his family. What is our response? Do we follow Him or do we go our own way? The choice is up to us. Keith Daniels is a father, a teacher and a Christian author. His major in college was history. He is a retired U.S. Navy veteran of the submarine service. He has spent over 30 years of his life doing biblical research including analyzing the historical background of the first century church. He spends most of the year in Rhode Island and the majority of his summers in Maine. He and his wife Diana have ten-year-old triplets; William, Stuart and Elena. He attends home bible fellowships, spends time as a workman of the word and shares what he learns. He prays daily both in the spirit and with his understanding also. The power of God is manifested in his life and in his service. His motto is "Trust God." If you have any questions about the contents of this book, you can contact him at [email protected]

Exploring the Seven Elements of the Lord s Prayer

Author: Erik Douglas Randolph
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490858227
Release Date: 2014-12-03
Genre: Religion

When Christ Jesus gave us the Lord’s Prayer, he encapsulated eternal principles already revealed in the Old Testament. Exploring the Seven Elements of the Lord’s Prayer is a journey that reveals those principles about our proper relationship with God, His nature, what we must do to enter the kingdom, find purpose, and bring internal peace, healing, and comfort. It can be read individually and in a group study. Each of the twelve chapters includes tough questions for contemplation and discussion that will challenge you and help you grow in your faith. Erik does a thorough work of reminding us of the importance of allowing ourselves to be transformed and that an awesome God includes us in His purposes as part of His kingdom. Excerpt from foreword by Pastor Phil Scott, Regional Director, Allegheny Region Conference of the Churches of God Erik’s approach is not theological or academic. Rather, he takes a unique look at the Model Prayer with a desire for discovery. I found it most refreshing. Enjoy and be inspired. John O. Yoder, BA, Pastor and Church Planter

Help Me Understand the Bible

Author: Clarence Whetstone
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490827186
Release Date: 2014-04-17
Genre: Religion

We approach the Bible with American eyes and therefore completely miss or misunderstand so much of it. It is an old Middle Eastern book. To really understand it, we must try to understand their culture, theology, language, and thinking. A good translation is just the first step in understanding the Bible. Figures of speech that are second-nature to native speakers—but often bizarre to others—are especially difficult. When these are further clouded by differences in customs, grasping the original meaning can be very difficult. What most of us fail to realize is that we do not think the same way the writers of the Bible thought. The logic we find so easy and familiar did not yet exist when most of the Bible was written. Without considering those differences, we try to impose on Hebrew word-pictures our Greek logic patterns. Sometimes it works, and at other times the results are disastrous. No wonder we have loud conflict and seething separation within the church today, in direct violation of Jesus’ prayer for unity within his body. This book is the result of years of answering questions from students and friends. It can be understood by anyone who can read a newspaper. The Bible is the record of God’s intervention in human affairs, and where he draws a lost and hurting world to himself. Despite the critics’ shrill cries, the Bible can be understood.

The Truth about the Gospel

Author: Dwight Nichols
Publisher: New Ear Training
ISBN: 9780962406461
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Genre: Religion

Nichols contends that if the gospel that Jesus commanded his disciples to preach had been taught since the death of Jesus in a manner that people could believe, understand, and embody, the entire world would be in peace and harmony.

Notes on books

Author: Longmans, Green and co
ISBN: OXFORD:590618048
Release Date: 1860