Amplified Bible, Hardcover, Indexed Hardcover – Feb 12 1991
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From the Back Cover
- One-of-a-Kind Translation-uses a system of brackets, parentheses and italics to capture the rich meaning of the Bible's original languages. - Footnotes-provide concise historical and archaeological information and devotional insights, plus hundreds of references to select sources and authors. - Book Introductions-tell you about the book's author, background, purpose, and themes. - Concordance-helps you find the location of verses (25,000 entries). - Bibliography and Glossary-give you a handy list of the sources cited in the study notes and the most frequent amplifications in the text.
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The AB starts with an excellent Literal translation and then uses brackets and parentheses to amplify any word that doesn't have a literal English equivalent. Brackets contain clarifying words or comments not in the original. Parentheses () include additional meanings to the original word that the English word doesn't, for example the Greek work transliterated as pisteuo, is usually translated as 'believes', but in the orginal actually means much more. See my example from John in the next paragraph.
John 11:25- "Jesus said to her, I am [Myself] the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on) Me, although he may die, yet he shall live."
Why do I title this "Outstanding Second Bible"? I find that for my first read thru on any section, I prefer to use a good study Bible, as the amplified material interrupts the flow of the narrative. Especially for those new to Bible study, the amplifications can be confusing.Read more ›
"I have overcome the world." (Jesus Christ) The Amplified Bible translates this: "I have deprived the world of the power to harm you."
The Amplified Bible is my favorite Bible translation. I was impressed with the fact that this Bible goes back to the original Hebrew and Greek translations instead of retranslating the translations.
The 23rd Psalm, the 91st Psalm - all the favorites take on powerful new meanings with a reading of this Bible.
I would highly recommend this Bible to anyone who loves to dig deep into the spiritual meaning and practicality of God's word.
I recently pulled out my leather copy of this AB (I have both the hardcover and leather editions) and I noticed I'd filled the flyleafs with my "favorite" Bible passages. That's how this book is - you read a verse and say "Aha...so that's what that verse means..I never thought of it in that light" and then you have to think about it for a time and let it sink in deep. It's a book (and a message) that will really satisfy the hungry heart.
Ms.Siewart first translated the New Testament. She was not expected to complete this due to her illness. However, as a testament to her faith and the power of faith, she not only finished the New Testament, she went on to complete the translation of the Old Testament in two parts before she passed away.
I am not a deeply religious person myself, but her work is a strong argument for the power of faith.
I met her on a few occasions during the time she was doing this work. She had been like an aunt to my mother and father and they called her "Aunt Francis" even though there was no real family relationship--only love and friendship.
The only way to procure an accurate understanding of the Holy Scriptures would be for you to become a master of, at least, these three languages ... or ... you could get a copy of the Amplified Bible, where all that has been taken care of.
The Amplified Bible expounds on the meanings of various words with brakets  that offer insights into what is being conveyed. These words in brakets become wonderful fodder for meditation!
If you want to understand God's word, as it was originally intended, you can't do any better than this.
Verily, I'm a musician ... I like things that are amplified. 8o)
pax, Alan Horvath ...
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The only thing that would make it better is to be able to go to chapter and verse instead of having to flip through to get to the verse you want other thank mthat it is great.Published 5 months ago by Don & Judith McKay
takes a little getting used to but love it now, easy to read and referencePublished 14 months ago by Glenda C Paquin
An Amazing bible, expands and defines some often confusing scriptures.Published 22 months ago by Walrus