The Shepherd of All: The Twenty-third Psalm

George M Lamsa (Author)

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Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publish Date
June 06, 2014
5.51 X 0.12 X 8.5 inches | 0.17 pounds

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About the Author

By virtue of his birth place, linguistic ability, and his scholarly achievements, George M. Lamsa was ideally suited to accomplish his outstanding contribution to the field of Biblical research. It was the remote part of ancient Biblical lands, which George Lamsa identified as his birthplace. Here he grew up speaking Aramaic in a culture where the customs, manners, and idioms, as well as the language of the Bible had been preserved throughout the centuries. Lamsa began his study of the ancient Aramaic Biblical texts under the tutelage of the Assyrian Church. He continued his education at the Archbishop of Canterbury College in Iran and Turkey, graduating with the highest honors ever bestowed and receiving the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Theology of the Church of the East. After immigrating to the United States following World War I, he furthered his studies at the Episcopal Virginia Theological Seminary and Dropsie College of Hebrew and Cognate Learning, now known as The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies (CAJS) at the University of Pennsylvania, which is the world's only institution exclusively dedicated to post-doctoral research on Jewish Civilization. George M. Lamsa was also distinguished as a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, (FRSA). Dr. Lamsa dedicated his life to the work of translating the ancient texts into English and traveling the country to generate awareness and interest in Aramaic. His first work in Aramaic translations, Four Gospels, was published in 1933; followed by New Testament According to the Eastern Text in 1940. His culminating work, Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts in 1956, presented a translation of the Aramaic texts into easily understood modern English based upon the wording style of the KJV. He also wrote several other books, describing the customs and manners of early Christians. Dr. George M. Lamsa's legacy is widely seen today in the field of Biblical research. Lamsa's pioneering work, including the notable Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts, provided invaluable resources for Biblical scholars and kindled a widespread interest in the long neglected, yet crucial, primary Aramaic texts. Moreover, his life and work has directly led to even more valuable works by others, providing additional works in the translation and study of Biblical Aramaic. The background of Lamsa's life and heritage evidence God's calling and hand on the life of a man chosen for an important work.