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

Satan as Barack Obama

Author: Stephen Kirk

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456763822

Category: Religion

Page: 92

View: 2009

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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.

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.

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.

The American Bookseller

A Semi-monthly Journal Devoted to the Interests of the Book, Stationery, News, and Music Trades

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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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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