If you want to get all the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages, the Amplified(r) Bible is for you. No working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required just a desire to know more about what God says in his Word. With its ...more
For the general public of the United States (where I live) the beginning of the 23rd Psalm is one of the most familiar quotations from not only The Bible but from *any* book: "The Lord is my shepherd" Those words are rich, powerful, meaningful to many people in many circumstances.
Here are those same words "amplified": "The Lord is my shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me]"
When I read the Amplified B ...more
Basically representative of a literal "word-for-word" translation drawing on various previous English translations such as Wycliff and Tyndale as well as Bible dictionaries, lexicons, commentaries, etc. for amplification. Based on the American Standard Version of 1901.
The Amplified version says of itself:
"Not an attempt to duplicate what has been achieved by previous translators nor is it intended to be a substit...more
The maps were useful and quite a few times I found myself turning to look at each map as I was reading the text. The notes at the bottom of the page were also much fun and revealing, especially in the Old Testament part; for example, they helped me realise the depth of Solomon's mistakes (not just about givin ...more
Unfortunately whoever perpared this e-book edition did a particularly poor job in its presentation.
From the contents we should be able to "tap" a book and jump to that book. We should then be able to "tap" a chapter number and jump to the chapter number. It would also be extremely good to be able to then have a list of the verse numbers and be able to "tap" a number and go to the verse.
It would be absolutely super IF there were a "search" option, to be able ...more
My pastor often references the Greek or Hebrew wording in his sermons and how the words can determine the meanings. This Bible has helped me the get a clearer understanding of what he was talking about while also being very readable.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows and proclaims His handiwork.
2 Day after day pours forth speech, and night after night shows forth knowledge.
10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and ma ...more
(I amplified my recommendation as an example of the Amplified version... it is a bit redundant.. and says the same thing over and over again... and again.)
Truthfully, I really like it.
Excellent study bible but somewhat clumsy in the reading
Enlightening compound translation that attempts to give a fuller idea of original language use, illustrating nuances that may have been lost in translation.
* They are officially published under that name
* They are traditional stories not attributed to a specific author
* They are religious texts not generally attributed to a specific author
Books whose authorship is merely uncertain should be attributed to Unknown.