The Amplified Bible captures the full meaning behind the original Greek and Hebrew. It is based on the philosophy that a given word may have a multitude of meanings. This translation's purpose is to reveal any clarifying meanings that may be concealed by traditional translation methods. A unique system of punctuation, italics, references, and synonyms to unlock subtle shades of meaning as found in the original languages is used inside to get the full meaning of the text. Black letter edition, concordance, study notes, footnotes, historical background, archaelogical notes, book introductions, cross references, double column format, and bibliography.
When Your Knowledge of the Original Languages of the Bible Is Limited and You Don't Want to Lose Anything in the Translation If you want to get all the rich nuances and shades of meaning of the original Bible languages, the Amplified Bible is for you. No knowledge of Greek or Hebrew is required-just a desire to know all that God says in his Word. With its unique system of brackets, parentheses and italics, the Amplified Bible defines and expands key words and phrases right in the text. Verse by verse, the full meaning of Scripture unfolds as you read. And this Bible features other study aids as well to help you clearly understand God's Word: - Footnotes-provide concise historical and archaeological information and devotional insights, plus hundreds of references to select sources and authors. - Book Introductions-tell you about the book's author, background, purpose, and themes. - Concordance-helps you find the location of verses (25,000 entries). - Bibliography and Glossary-give you a handy list of the sources cited in the study notes and the most frequent amplifications in the text.