Amplified Bible of 2015
This newly revised edition of the Amplified Bible is better than ever to study and understand, and it’s available in a convenient slim size – perfect if you desire maximum portability and maximum comprehension.
The Amplified Bible is a Literal Equivalent translation that, by using synonyms and definitions, both explains and expands the meaning of words in the text by placing amplification in parentheses, brackets, and after key words. This unique system of translation allows the reader to more completely and clearly grasp the meaning as it was understood in the original languages. Additionally, amplifications may provide further theological, historical, and other details for a better understanding of the text.
The appeal and readability of the 2015 edition of the Amplified Bible has been broadened by refreshing the English and refining the amplifications for relevance and clarity. The Amplified Bible is now easier to read and better than ever to study and understand. The Amplified Bible now includes more amplification in the Old Testament and refined amplification in the New Testament. Additionally, the Bible text has been improved to read smoothly with or without amplifications, so the text may be read clearly either way. The same feel and style of amplification has been carefully maintained, so those who read the classic Amplified Bible will easily transition to the new text and appreciate its improvements.
Through amplification, the reader gains a better understanding of what the Hebrew and Greek listener instinctively understood (as a matter of course). Take, for example, the Greek word pisteuo, which the vast majority of versions render as “believe.” That simple translation, however, hardly does justice to the many meanings contained in the Greek pisteuo: “to adhere to, cleave to; to trust to have faith in; to rely on, to depend on.” Notice the subtle shades of meaning which are unlocked in John 11:25:
“Jesus said to her, “I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as Savior] will live even if he dies;”
- Translation: Amplified Bible (Revised – 2015)
- Publisher: Zondervan (Harper Collins Publishers)
- Author: The Lockman Foundation
- Bible Size: 8 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/4 inches
- Font Size: 8.5 pt.
- Bible Weight: 1.8LB
- Format: Burgundy Bonded Leather
- ISBN 10: 0310443946
- ISBN 13: 9780310443940