The Amplified Bible
was the first Bible project of The Lockman Foundation. It
attempts to take both word meaning and context into account in order to
accurately translate the original text from one language into another.
The Amplified Bible does this through the use of explanatory alternate
readings and amplifications to assist the reader in understanding what
Scripture really says. Multiple English word equivalents to each key
Hebrew and Greek word clarify and amplify meanings that may otherwise
have been concealed by the traditional translation method. The Amplified
Bible present on the Bible Gateway matches the 1987 printing. http://www.lockman.org/amplified/
Chapters of the Amplified
The Lockman Foundation
is a nonprofit, interdenominational ministry dedicated to the
translation, publication, and distribution of the New American Standard
Bible, Amplified Bible, La Biblia de las Américas, Nueva Biblia de los
Hispanos, and other Biblical resources.
primary purpose of The Lockman Foundation is to foster and promote
Christian charitable and educational enterprises. This
organization is a non-profit, interdenominational ministry dedicated to
the translation and distribution of the Scriptures. The
Foundation enlists the assistance of educators from recognized
evangelical institutions and pastors from mainstream conservative
denominations in the implementation of these translation projects. The
Lockman Foundation strictly adheres to the fourfold aim that guides all
of its translation work:
1. These publications
shall be true to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
2. They shall be grammatically correct.
3. They shall be understandable.
4. They shall give the Lord Jesus Christ
His proper place, the
place which the Word
therefore, no work will ever be personalized.
Many opportunities to
spread the gospel
through the work of The Lockman Foundation were now evident. Dewey
Lockman saw the need for a translation of the Bible
that would be clearly readable in current English language, but without
sacrificing ANY accuracy in the translation from Hebrew, Greek, and
Aramaic. To this end, he organized a group of scholars and pastors in
1959, who would, by 1971, complete the translation from the original
languages into the New American Standard Bible, modeled after the
scholarship and accuracy of the American Standard Version published in
The Story of the Amplified Bible
story of the Amplified Bible is a remarkable story of faith, hope, and
love. It's the story of a woman, a foundation, a committee, and a
publisher. Commitment, energy, enthusiasm, and giftedness--these are the
words that paint the picture, the picture of the making of a
Siewert (Litt. B., B.D., M.A., Litt. D.) was a woman with an
intense dedication to the study of the Bible. It was Mrs. Siewert
(1881-1967) who laid the foundation of the Amplified Bible, devoting her
life to a familiarity with the Bible, with the Hebrew and Greek
languages, and with the cultural and archaeological background of
Biblical times, which would result in the publication of this unique
Every vision needs
visionaries willing to follow the cause. The story of this dream is no
different. Mrs. Siewert's vision was seen by a California non-profit
foundation called The Lockman Foundation, made up of Christian men and
women who through their commitment, their expertise, and their financial
support under girded Mrs. Siewert's monumental translation project. The
Lockman Foundation's purpose remains today what is was then: to promote
Bible translation, Christian evangelism, education, and benevolence.
enthusiasm, giftedness --the things visions are made of--describes the
efforts of the committee appointed by The Lockman Foundation to
carefully review the impressive work of Mrs. Siewert. This Editorial
Board, made up of dedicated people, lent credibility and organization to
this unprecedented attempt to bring out the richness of the Hebrew and
Greek languages within the English text itself.
One chapter yet
remained to bring the vision into reality. A publishing house in Grand
Rapids, Michigan, on its way to becoming a major religious publishing
firm, seized the opportunity to participate in a project which all
visionaries involved strongly believed would be used by God to change
lives. The Zondervan Publishing House joined the team, and the dream
became reality with the publication of The Amplified New Testament in
1958, followed by the two-volume Amplified Old Testament in 1962 and
1964, and the one-volume Amplified Bible in 1965.
Born in 1881, Mrs.
Siewert (Litt. B., B.D., M.A., Litt. D.) dedicated her life to the
intensive study of the Scriptures as well as to the cultural and
archaeological background of biblical times.
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you to dig deeper into the Word of G-d! I would like to encourage you to
study through this Amplified Bible; which is giving you a clear view
into the Word of G-d!
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