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
Publisher: Lulu.com
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.

Holy Bible

Author: George M. Lamsa
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062225092
Release Date: 2014-04-01
Genre: Religion

This handsome new edition of the authoritative English translation of the Aramaic (Syriac) Old and New Testaments--the language of Jesus--clarifies difficult passages and offers fresh insight on the Bible's message.

Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation

Author: Janet M. Magiera
Publisher: Light of the Word Ministry
ISBN: 9780967961354
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation is a new translation of the New Testament into English that is based on the Gwilliam text. This translation includes explanatory footnotes marking variant readings from the Old Syriac, Eastern text, and other Peshitta manuscripts. Other footnotes provide cultural understanding and a system of abbreviations that mark idioms and figures of speech so that they are easily recognisable. The translation is as literal as possible, but with readable English, giving the flavour and rhythm of Eastern language. Aramaic is the language of the first century and the Peshitta is the earliest complete manuscript of the New Testament. The Gwilliam text, from which this work is based, is a Latin translation of the Peshitta.

My Neighbor Jesus In The Light Of His Own Language People And Time

Author: George M. Lamsa
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781447493396
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Neighbor Jesus In the Light of His Own Language, People, and Time by GEORGE M. LAMSA. Originally published in 1932. Contents include:Prefatory Note Ix Introduction xiii I. Nearer to Jesus i II. God Our Father 1 1 IIL The Healer 18 IV. A Test Case 32 V. The Courageous Challenge 37 VI. True Treasure 48 VII. Oriental Hospitality 55 VIII. Rich Men 59 IX. Let the Dead Bury the Dead 68 X. Days of Gloom 73 V1H CONTENTS XL At the Gate 85 XII. Washing the Feet 97 XIIL The Betrayal 104 XIV. Before Pilate 122 XV. On the Cross 129 XVI. The Resurrection 140 Prefatory Note The author of this book is an Assyrian. His people, now struggling for bare existence in a non-fertile corner of Iraq, are the pitiful surviving remnant of that conquering race which for thousands of years dominated the fertile heart of Asia Minor, living and writing mighty volumes of world art and world history. They that once came down like a wolf on the fold are themselves today scattered Christian sheep, harried by their fierce neighbors. These present Assyrians, largely mixed with the blood of the captive Tribes, represent the old est existing Christian Church. Their bishops claim an unbroken succession stretching back practically to the time of Jesus. Their Gospel text dates from the second century, nearly two hundred years closer to the event than the Greek MSS. on which our version is based, and free from that translation into a foreign idiom which proverbially de stroys the integrity of the written word. Their native tongue, alone of all spoken now, is that Aramaic Jesus spoke. They still live and think and talk as did the people among whom Jesus was born and to whom he revealed his message. Mr. Lamsa grew up and was trained for the priesthood amid these unchanged ancient cus toms and traditions. From this background of a peculiar intimacy, and with tireless study of the neglected old Aramaic MSS., the author has drawn a portrait of Jesus through native eyes, bringing fresh illumination on many points to Western readers. Again and again dark and troublesome passages, on which commentators have produced libraries of labored explanation, become clear and obvious in the light of the colloquial speech, which the writer knows as only a native knows a language, and the local Oriental habits of thought of those for whom our Gospels were first recorded. Strangely enough, considering the vast literature on the subject, this seems to be the first such presentation of the historical Jesus by one who speaks Aramaic. HENRY WYSHAM LANIER

Key Words of the Christian Life

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441215369
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Religion

The biblical shorthand of theological language is useful for expressing complicated doctrines-but only for those who understand it. Key Words of the Christian Life de-mystifies words and concepts like "justification," "sanctification," and "adoption into the family of God" for lay readers. Each chapter focuses on a New Testament word or phrase that has important implications for the believer's life and faith. Warren Wiersbe gives easy-to-grasp explanations of each word's theological meaning, along with practical application for the Christian life. Wiersbe's careful teaching will be invaluable to everyone from new believers to those looking for resources to teach others the powerful implications of key Bible words.

Satan as Barack Obama

Author: Stephen Kirk
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781456763824
Release Date: 2011-06-09
Genre: Religion

This book presents powerfully documented vignettes to the key end times questions of “Who is the Anti-Christ?, What does the 666 mean? What about America?” No other book provides the scriptural proof texting direct from the Greek and Hebrew to confirm that Obama is the Anti-Christ, the 666 represents the mindset of Socialism, and America is doomed to a nuclear holocaust. Luke 10:18 records Jesus stating “I beheld Satan as lightning...” which translates to “Satan as Barack...” in Hebrew. Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Christ, did so in a socialist rage against the inequalities of life and Jesus’s acceptance of poverty. Finally, Isaiah chapter 18 describes the massive destruction of a nation matching the unique characteristics of the USA on 16 different points all ending with the bringing of “THE SHE” gift, the Bride of Christ, the Church to heaven.

Learn Biblical Hebrew

Author: John H. Dobson
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 0801097428
Release Date: 2014-08-05
Genre: Religion

With this book, readers can learn Hebrew on their own and will find themselves reading meaningful verses from the Hebrew Bible after just two hours of study. The book provides the basics of a standard grammar but also includes insights into Hebrew narrative and poetry not usually found in introductory textbooks. Audio files for the book are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Now in paper.

Hebrew Idioms Found in the Bible

Author: Mark Uraine
Publisher: Lulu.com
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.

New Testament Origin

Author: M. George Lamsa
Publisher: Aramaic Bible Society
ISBN: 0974529699
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Religion