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Lamsa, George M. (George Mamishisho) 1892-1975

Overview
Works: 82 works in 285 publications in 2 languages and 6,121 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Biography  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: BT301.2, 232.901
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Most widely held works about George M Lamsa
 
Most widely held works by George M Lamsa
The Holy Bible from ancient Eastern manuscripts. Containing the Old and New Testaments by George M Lamsa( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 1981 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man from Galilee; a life of Jesus by George M Lamsa( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Bible from the ancient Eastern text : George M. Lamsa's translations from the Aramaic of the Peshitta by George M Lamsa( Book )

14 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritative English translation of the Aramaic (Syriac) Old and New Testaments % Clarifies difficult passages and offers insight on the Bible's message % 1,264 pp
Gospel light : comments on the teachings of Jesus from Aramaic and unchanged Eastern customs by George M Lamsa( Book )

17 editions published between 1936 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More light on the Gospel; over 400 New Testament passages explained by George M Lamsa( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kingdom on earth by George M Lamsa( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The oldest Christian people : a brief account of the history and traditions of the Assyrian people and the fateful history of the Nestorian Church by William Chauncey Emhardt( Book )

15 editions published between 1926 and 2013 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament light; a scriptural commentary based on the Aramaic of the ancient Peshitta text by George M Lamsa( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idioms in the Bible explained ; and, A key to the original Gospel by George M Lamsa( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
New Testament commentary from the Aramaic and the ancient Eastern customs by George M Lamsa( Book )

11 editions published between 1945 and 1973 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Testament according to the Eastern text : translated from original Aramaic sources by George M Lamsa( Book )

7 editions published between 1933 and 1968 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four Gospels according to the Eastern version( Book )

8 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament light : the indispensable guide to the customs, manners, & idioms of Biblical times by George M Lamsa( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament origin by George M Lamsa( Book )

16 editions published between 1947 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the scroll opened by George M Lamsa( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1978 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of ancient wisdom about love, marriage, happiness, sorrow, and after life
My neighbor Jesus, in the light of His own language, people, and time by George M Lamsa( Book )

11 editions published in 1932 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gospel light : an indispensible guide to the teachings of Jesus and the customs of his time by George M Lamsa( Book )

4 editions published between 1936 and 1987 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Testament light : more light on the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation : over 400 passages explained by George M Lamsa( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Idioms in the Bible explained : a key to the Holy Scriptures by George M Lamsa( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The short Koran, designed for easy reading( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Holy Bible from the ancient Eastern text : George M. Lamsa's translations from the Aramaic of the Peshitta
Alternative Names
George Lamsa assyrischer Schriftsteller und Bibelübersetzer

George Lamsa Turkish biblical scholar

Lamsa, G. M.

Lamsa, G. M. 1892-1975

Lamsa, G. M. 1893-1975

Lamsa, G. M. (George Mamishisho), 1892-1975

Lamsa, G. M. (George Mamishisho), 1893-1975

Lamsa, George A.

Lamsa, George M.

Lamsa, George M. 1893-

Lamsa, George M. 1893-1975

Lamsa, George M. (George Mamishisho), 1893-

Lamsa, George M. (George Mamishisho), 1893-1975

Lamsa, George Mamishisho

Lamsa, George Mamishisho 1892-1975

Lamsa, George Mamishisho 1893-

람사, 조지 M

Languages
English (172)

German (6)

Covers
The oldest Christian people : a brief account of the history and traditions of the Assyrian people and the fateful history of the Nestorian ChurchIdioms in the Bible explained ; and, A key to the original GospelMy neighbor Jesus, in the light of His own language, people, and timeGospel light : an indispensible guide to the teachings of Jesus and the customs of his timeNew Testament light : more light on the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation : over 400 passages explained