Lifelong Bible translator George M. Lamsa clearly explains nearly 1000 crucial idioms, metaphors, and figures of speech that will facilitate reading and understanding the Bible for student and general reader alike. He further uncovers the original meaning of biblical teachings by discussing at greater length such topics as ''The Sayings of Jesus,'' ''Early Translations,'' and ''The Language of Jesus.'' 104 pages, paper, Harper & Row.
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Review 1 for Idioms in the Bible Explained
Date:June 17, 2013
Dr. Lamsa, with the aid of one of his Bible students, took the time to diligently catalog numerous idiomatic phrases found throughout the Bible. This work assists readers in understanding the Eastern phraseology found in the Bible. Dr. Lamsa's work helps serious Bible students to get closer to enlightenment of the Scriptures. Although Dr. Lamsa only reveals linguistic meanings of idiomatic phrases studied, when reflected upon these meanings serve to unveil the spiritual meaning behind them. Serious Bible students should not stop consulting the context of the Scriptures, when using this Bible study aid. That being said, Dr. Lamsa's work is a must have reference to build our Biblical understanding.
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Review 2 for Idioms in the Bible Explained
Date:January 1, 2013
Location:kansas city, missouri
should be titled 'idioms of the Bible spiritualized' NOT explained....though part 2 was a little better in terms of providing background and some clarity to particular situations, for the most part, it was a waste of money.....get a good study Bible instead
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Review 3 for Idioms in the Bible Explained
Date:September 4, 2009
This is an excellent book that explains many misunderstood sayings. It really opens up the true meaning of many passages of the Bible.