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Holy Bible: From the Ancient Eastern Text

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It was through his struggles with the idioms of English that Lamsa gradually launched into his life's work of translating the Scriptures from Aramaic (Syriac) into English.

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Yet many years were to pass before the world received his translations.

First as a lecturer in churches and seminaries, in halls and auditoriums, before statesmen, theologians, groups of artists, actors and others, Lamsa received recognition as a poet-philosopher, and as an authority on all phases of Eastern civilization.

It was his own inner compulsion, and the urgings of hundreds who heard him, that drove him forward, and brought about, after 30 years of labor, research and study, his translation of the Holy Bible from a branch of the ancient Aramaic language, used by Christians from earliest times; it is a known fact that Jesus and his followers spoke Aramaic.

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"The Church of the East received the scriptures from the hands of the Blessed Apostles themselves in the Aramaic original, the language spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ Himself. The Peshitta is the text of the Church of the East."          ~Mar Eshai Shimun

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Matthew 19:24, which the King James Version translates as "And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God", Lamsa corrects to "Again I say to you, It is easier for a rope to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God."

Translator Lamsa, George M.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 1243 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 1968
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