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Holy Bible : From the Ancient Eastern Text (original 1933; edition 1985)

by George M. Lamsa

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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.
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Title:Holy Bible : From the Ancient Eastern Text
Authors:George M. Lamsa
Info:HarperSanFrancisco (1985), Paperback
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Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text: George M. Lamsa's Translation From the Aramaic of the Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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There are those who claim that this is the first complete Bible, and that it dates from the 1st or 2nd Century AD.
1 vote JWeatherly8 | Oct 18, 2008 |
This translation is so close to the KJV, that I must believe that the translator used the KJV for most of the translated text, modifying it to explain the Aramaic sentences. When Tyndale did his English translation (used in the KJV and Rheims-Douay) he stated that he kept the word order and sentence structure of the Aramaic, even though he did not know the language. I suppose that he hoped that one day someone would be able to explain all those strange sayings - And Lamsa has done it. ( )
1 vote waeshael | May 29, 2007 |
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The favorable reception accorded the Lamsa translation of the Gospels, later of the New Testament and of the Psalms, has prompted us to publish a complete translation of the Holy Bible from the Peshitta, the aurhorized Bible of the Church of the East.
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