These were easily the most powerful amplifiers commercially produced back then.
The AMP does this through the use of explanatory alternate readings and amplifications to assist the reader in understanding what Scripture really says.
Multiple English word equivalents to each key Hebrew and Greek word clarify and amplify meanings that may otherwise have been concealed by the traditional translation method. The AMP is based on the American Standard Version of 1901, Rudolph Kittel’s Biblia Hebraica, the Greek text of Westcott and Hort, and the 23rd edition of the Nestle Greek New Testament as well as the best Hebrew and Greek lexicons available at the time.
Cognate languages, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and other Greek works were also consulted.
The prophet tells us, “Your old will have visions; your young will dream dreams.” Elderly women in a retirement community in Mill Valley protested the war in Iraq on a busy thoroughfare with placards every Friday for years. But one dream coming true doesn’t mean you give up on other lifelong dreams.
The AMP was the first Bible project of The Lockman Foundation.