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

Author: George M. Lamsa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062285319

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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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: 1365996123

Category: Religion

Page: 88

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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.

Exploring the Seven Elements of the Lord's Prayer

A Thought-Provoking Journey into the Practical and Biblical Principles of the Prayer Given to Us by Christ Jesus

Author: Erik Douglas Randolph

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490858229

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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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: 1490827188

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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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 Four Gospels of Jesus the Christ

Living Here and Now

Author: Robert Luthmers

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456836337

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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The purpose of this book is to feature the Gospels of Jesus the Christ in an authentic canon apart from the patriarchal language framework of the New Testament. By that I mean that the gospels have been translated into a language framework that clarifies the truth of the Gospels by eliminating the bias and obscurities of patriarchy, gender, anti-Semitism and the sixteenth century’s distortions inherent in King James I’s promotion of the divine right of kings. From the discoveries and research over the last fifty years I have been inspired by the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Thomas, and writings on the Aramaic basis of the Gospels where the authentic voice of Jesus is made accessible.

Hebraic Perspectives of the Gospel

Author: Robert Barry Davis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425911455

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Page: 108

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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.

The Truth about the Gospel

Author: Dwight Nichols

Publisher: New Ear Training

ISBN: 0962406465

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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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.

Das Verborgene Evangelium

Die Spirituelle Botschaft Des Aramaeischen Jesus

Author: Neil Douglas-Klotz

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537373737

Category:

Page: 254

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Eine geheimnisvolle Welt öffnet sich: Scheinbar vertraute Worte und Botschaften des Jesus aus Nazareth werden aus seiner aramäischen Muttersprache ganz neu für uns übersetzt. Der aramäischen Jesus redet, lehrt und verkündet wie ein eingeborener Prophet und Mystiker der Wüste.

Supplement to The Comprehensive Commentary

Containing A New Concordance to the Holy Scriptures... A Guide to the Study of the Bible, Embracing Evidences of Christianity, History of the Bible, Jewish Antiquities, Arts, Sciences, &c., Being Carpenter's Biblical Companion Condensed, with the Addition of Notes And... Engravings; Biographical Notices of Nearly Every Author Quoted in the Commentary, with a Select List of Biblical Helps... an Index to the Bible; Wemyss's Symbol Dictionary; Chronological and Other Tables; and a Complete and Full Index to The Comprehensive Commentary...

Author: William Jenks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

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Notes on Books

Being an Analysis of the Works Published During Each Quarter by Longmans, Green, and Company

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Books

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Der unterschätzte Petrus

zwei Studien

Author: Martin Hengel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161493430

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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English summary: Martin Hengel's first study, Peter the Rock, Paul and the Gospels, is based on Matthew 16:17-19 and looks into the reasons why Peter has been given such a unique significance for early Christianity in this passage. Peter is shown to be the basic apostolic figure of the church. The Galilean fisherman becomes the rock of the church because of his unique effectiveness as a teacher of theology and a missionary who had a complete mastery of the traditions handed down by Jesus but who also must have been a charismatic organizer. He thus appears to be, next to Paul, the most important authority for the apostolic tradition. His uniqueness makes it unthinkable to talk of a continuation of the ministry of Peter in the church. The second study, The Family of Peter and Other Apostolic Families, is based on the fact that Peter and other apostles as well were married and that families were of great significance for the early Christian mission. It is strange that in spite of the encratism in the 2nd century, which had a prevalently hostile attitude towards marriage, we possess a series of legendary statements about Peter's marriage and children. German description: Da die erste Auflage dieses Buches bereits nach wenigen Monaten vergriffen war, drucken wir eine unveranderte 2. Auflage. Martin Hengels erste Studie Petrus der Fels, Paulus und die Evangelientradition geht von Matthaus 16,17-19 aus und fragt nach den Grunden, warum Petrus hier eine so einzigartige, alle anderen Apostel uberragende Bedeutung im Urchristentum erhalt. Nicht nur im ersten Evangelium, sondern auch in den anderen Evangelien, der Apostelgeschichte und selbst bei Paulus erweist er sich als die apostolische Grundgestalt der Kirche. Schon das Evangelium des Petrusschulers Markus ist davon gepragt. Diese Bedeutung erstreckt sich uber sein ganzes Wirken bis hin zum Martyrertod in Rom. Der galilaische Fischer wird zum Felsenmann auf Grund seiner einzigartigen Wirksamkeit als theologischer Lehrer und Missionar, der souveran uber Jesusuberlieferung verfugt, aber auch ein charismatischer Organisator gewesen sein muss. Daher erscheint er neben Paulus als die wichtigste Autoritat fur die apostolische Tradition. Seine Einmaligkeit verbietet es, von einer Fortfuhrung des Petrusamtes in der Kirche zu sprechen.Die zweite Studie Die Familie des Petrus und andere apostolische Familien geht von der Tatsache aus, dass Petrus und andere Apostel verheiratet waren, und Familien fur die urchristliche Mission entscheidende Bedeutung besassen. Auffallend ist, dass trotz des Vordringens eines ehefeindlichen Enkratismus im 2. Jh. eine ganze Reihe von legendaren Nachrichten uber die Ehe und Kinder des Petrus uberliefert sind.Das Buch legt niemand aus der Hand, ohne umfassend und kompetent belehrt, ja ein wenig besser gebildet zu sein. [...] Hengel bildet die Einzigartigkeit des Petrus heraus.Thomas Soding in Christ in der Gegenwart 58 (2006), S. 438

The Athenæum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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