Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text

by Dr. George Lamsa

star (1)

Overview - Now presented in a handsome new edition: the classic version of The Holy Bible is translated directly from the Aramaic (Syriac) text - the language of Jesus - by renowed scholar George M. Lamsa. The translator grew upin the Middle East speaking Aramaic, steeped in a culture with customs, manners, and language almost identical to those in the time of Jesus. These resources are all brought to bear on his life's work of translating the Aramaic Scriptures - called the Peshitta - into English.

9 point type
Double-column format
Words Resembling One Another
... See more details below

Other Books by Dr. George Lamsa

Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text

Overview

Now presented in a handsome new edition: the classic version of The Holy Bible is translated directly from the Aramaic (Syriac) text - the language of Jesus - by renowed scholar George M. Lamsa. The translator grew upin the Middle East speaking Aramaic, steeped in a culture with customs, manners, and language almost identical to those in the time of Jesus. These resources are all brought to bear on his life's work of translating the Aramaic Scriptures - called the Peshitta - into English.

9 point type
Double-column format
Words Resembling One Another
English Names and Their Aramaic Equivalents
1 black and white map
6" x 9" x 1 3/4"
Softcover

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060649234

Publisher: HarperOne

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: 1985

Pages: 1244

Product dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 2.25 (inches)

Meet the Author

By virtue of his birth place, linguistic ability, and his scholarly achievements, George M. Lamsa was ideally suited to accomplish his outstanding contribution to the field of Biblical research. As all serious students of the Bible know, no one particular version of the Bible may accurately be called THE Word of God as originally given by God. In order to arrive at an accurate understanding of certain scriptural passages, one must at times examine various translations of the Bible, as well as the underlying original, ancient Biblical languages. Lamsa’s pioneering work, including the notable Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts, provided invaluable resources for Biblical scholars and kindled a widespread interest in the long neglected, yet crucial, primary Aramaic texts. Dr. Lamsa dedicated his life to the work of translating the ancient texts into English and traveling the country to generate awareness and interest in Aramaic. Called by God, and encouraged by hundreds who heard him speak in churches, seminaries, and lecture halls; he labored for over 30 years to translate the entire Old and New Testaments. His first work in Aramaic translations, Four Gospels, was published in 1933; followed byNew Testament According to the Eastern Text in 1940. His culminating work, Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts in 1956, presented a translation of the Aramaic texts into easily understood modern English based upon the wording style of the King James Version. He also wrote several other books, including commentaries describing the customs and manners of early Christians.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5.0

star (1)

Rating Distribution

5 Star

4 Star

3 Star

2 Star

1 Star

(1)

(0)

(0)

(0)

(0)

Your Rating:  full star empty star full star empty star full star empty star full star empty star full star empty star Tips for Writing a Review >

Remaining characters: 3500   

Add Recommendation >

Your Name    or    Leave Anonymously

Sort by:  Showing all of 1 Customer Reviews

Artios

Posted 7th December 2013 06:47 AM

I Also Recommend

9781484966174 : Renewing the Mind

star Translation Choices

Years ago I wondered what translation to choose in order to read the Scriptures and get a better understanding. Although the King James Version is my first choice, this translation (Holy Bible from the Ancient Eastern Text) would be my second chose retaining and understanding Eastern culture and customs that even the KJV doesn't capture. A gem of a resource!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes | No | Report this review