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.

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

Author: George M. Lamsa

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447493397

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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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

Holy Bible

From the Ancient Eastern Text

Author: George M. Lamsa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006222509X

Category: Religion

Page: 1264

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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.

As for Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord

Author: Keith J. Daniels

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606475142

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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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]

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.

Aramaic Light on the Gospel of Matthew

Aramaic New Testament Series

Author: Rocco A. Errico

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963129260

Category: Bible

Page: 432

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A Near Eastern guide into the heart of the gospel, illuminating difficult and puzzling passages and offering unparalleled insight into the character and behavior of Near Eastern Semites.

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

Satan as Barack Obama

Author: Stephen Kirk

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456763822

Category: Religion

Page: 92

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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.

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.

New Testament Light

More Light on the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation : Over 400 Passages Explained

Author: George Mamishisho Lamsa

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: 9780060649326

Category: Religion

Page: 377

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The Modern New Testament from Aramaic

Author: George M. Lamsa

Publisher: Aramaic Bible Society

ISBN: 9780967598932

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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This is the deluxe study version of the modern New Testament as translated from the Aramaic.

Setting a Trap for God

The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus

Author: Rocco A. Errico

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0871597659

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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What is prayer? What exactly does it mean? What does prayer accomplish? Dr. Rocco A. Errico answers these questions about prayer through this newly revised and expanded edition of his popular Ancient Aramaic Prayer of Jesus--the Lord's Prayer. He focuses on the original Aramaic manuscripts, the ancient culture of the Middle East, and its Aramaic language of two thousand years ago. Errico presents definitions for words such as our Father, hallowed, daily bread, temptation, evil, and amen from the linguistic and cultural viewpoint of the era. You will learn about the eight spiritual attunements within the prayer that strengthen your connection with God. Most important, Errico gives you a feeling for what Jesus said as he spoke this powerful message in his native tongue and what those words mean today. Discover the way of peace, health, prosperity, and understanding as you learn about the true meaning of prayer and how to "set a trap" for the inexhaustible power of God!

Figures of Speech Used in the Bible

Author: Bullinger, E. W.

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 1104

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Bible translators have, through inattention to figures of speech, made serious translation blunders, clouding the real meaning of many important passages of God's Word. E. W. Bullinger's volume, first published in 1898, clarifies 217 distinct figures of speech used in the Bible. Walter C. Kaiser, dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, calls it "the best handbook on figures of speech. It should be on every exegete's shelf." In systematic order, this classic gives the proper pronunciation of each figure of speech, its etymology or origin, and a number of Scripture passages where the figure of speech is used, giving full explanation of its use in each context. Figures of Speech Used in the Bible cites nearly eight thousand Bible passages and includes five appendices and seven indexes, making it even more valuable as a reference tool.

The New Testament from the Ancient Eastern Text

George M. Lamsa's Translations from the Aramaic of the Peshitta

Author: George Mamishisho Lamsa

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060649333

Category: Religion

Page: 293

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The author assures readers that there is hope of release from destructive habits and relationships, from the meaninglessness of contemporary reality.

Gospel Light

An Indispensable Guide to the Teachings of Jesus and the Customs of His Time

Author: George Mamishisho Lamsa

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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Explains the meaning of idioms, metaphors, and figures of speech used in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and offers an introduction to each of the four Gospels

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Large Print)

Author: C. S. Lewis

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780060082406

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.