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Eastern Customs and Idioms of the Bible

Author : K. Pillai
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As a convert to Christianity from Hinduism, Bishop Karnam Chengalvaraya Pillai, D.D. came to the Western world on a singular mission: to teach the Eastern culture of the Bible. Although Christianity is generally considered a Western religion, it is important to recognize that the Bible itself was written and set in the Eastern world, and it must be viewed through the light of that Eastern window. It is primarily the area referred to at varying times as the Near East, Middle East, or Orient where the people and events described in the Bible resided. Resultantly, in order to really understand the Bible, one must become knowledgeable of the culture, manners, and customs of the Eastern world. This book opens the doors of enlightenment into the culture that provides the setting for the lives, events, and tenets central to Christianity. It is a book that warrants more than a cursory reading. For the serious students of the Bible, it will occupy an important place in their reference library.

Idioms in the Bible Explained and a Key to the Original Gospels

Author : George M. Lamsa
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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..

Old Testament Light

Author : George Mamishisho Lamsa
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Eastern Customs in Bible Lands

Author : Henry Baker Tristram
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Western Rites of Syriac Malankara Orthodox Churches

Author : George Alexander
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This book is one of the first research studies on Western Rite Orthodox communities of Oriental Orthodox Churches, with emphasis and special reference to the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church. Two Western Rites, the Independent Catholic Church of Ceylon, Goa and India and the Christian (Old Orthodox) Catholic Rite Church of America was constituted with the blessings and permission of Moran Mor Ignatius Peter IV (III) - Patriarch of Antioch and All East. These communities came into existence as a result of the great missionary vision of Patriarch Ignatius Peter IV (III) and the Prelates of Malankara. The book is a journey through the great missionary efforts of Patriarch Ignatius Peter IV (III), Malankara Metropolitan Pulikkottil Mar Joseph Dionysius II, Metropolitan Alvares Mar Julius, Archbishop Rene Vilatte Mar Timotheus I, Dr. Lisboa Pinto, St. Gregorious of Parumala and other great leaders of Syriac and Malankara Churches.

Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation

Author : Janet M. Magiera
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Aramaic Peshitta New Testament Translation is a new translation of the New Testament into English that is based on the Gwilliam text. This translation includes explanatory footnotes marking variant readings from the Old Syriac, Eastern text, and other Peshitta manuscripts. Other footnotes provide cultural understanding and a system of abbreviations that mark idioms and figures of speech so that they are easily recognisable. The translation is as literal as possible, but with readable English, giving the flavour and rhythm of Eastern language. Aramaic is the language of the first century and the Peshitta is the earliest complete manuscript of the New Testament. The Gwilliam text, from which this work is based, is a Latin translation of the Peshitta.

The Sermon on the Mount

Author : Roland H. Worth
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Roland Worth's study of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount traces the roots of Jesus' teaching to the precepts of the Torah and Prophets. This is a comprehensive work for those who seek a deeper knowledge of the Bible.

The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible Acts Revelation

Author : William Jenks
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Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures

Author : George S. Bush
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The Comprehensive Commentary on the Holy Bible

Author : William Jenks
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The Bible Cyclopedia

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The Bible Cyclopaedia Or Illustrations of the Civil and Natural History of the Sacred Writings by Reference to the Manners Customs Rites Traditions Antiquities and Literature of Eastern Nations

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Bible Illustrations Eastern manners and customs illustrative of Scripture With plates

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The Cottage Bible and Family Expositor

Author : Thomas Williams
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The Biblical companion or An introduction to the reading and study of the holy Scriptures

Author : William Carpenter
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Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures

Author : George Bush
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The Biblical Companion Or an Introduction to the Reading and Study of the Holy Scriptures Compiled from the Best Authors and Adapted for Popular Use With a Map

Author : William CARPENTER (Editor of the “Political Letter.”.)
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Bible Illustrations

Author : Bourne Hall Draper
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Literary Motifs and Patterns in the Hebrew Bible

Author : Shemaryahu Talmon
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This collection gathers together Professor Shemaryahu Talmon’s contributions to the literary study of the Bible, and complements his acclaimed Literary Studies in the Hebrew Bible: Form and Content: Collected Studies (Jerusalem: Magnes / Leiden: Brill, 1993). The articles included herein span a broad range of topics, closely and comprehensively assessing fundamental themes and stylistic conceits present in biblical literature. Each study picks up one of these motifs or patterns, and traces its meaning and usage throughout the entire Bible. In Talmon’s estimation, these literary markers transcend all strata of the Bible, and despite diachronic developments, they retain their basic meanings and connotations throughout, even when employed by different authors over a span of hundreds of years. He demonstrates this convincingly by marshaling dozens of examples, each of which is valuable in its own right, and when taken all together, these building-blocks form a solid edifice that validate his approach. He judiciously employs this synchronic method throughout, frequently invoking an exegetical principle according to which one biblical verse can be employed to interpret the other, if they are found in similar contexts and with overlapping formulation. To use an expression that he coined elsewhere, his hermeneutical method can be described first and foremost as “The World of the Bible from Within.” Throughout the articles that appear in this volume, one is repeatedly struck by his sensitivity to the language and style of the biblical authors. He was blessed with a rich literary intuition, and shares with his readers his ability to see, hear, and understand the rhythms and poetics of biblical literature. In this volume, many of Talmon’s contributions are made accessible in fresh form to the benefit of both those who already know his work and to a newer generation of scholars for whom his work continues to prove important.

Bible Illustrations

Author : Bourne Hall Draper
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