Robert “Bob” Lambeth, president for 38 years of the Lockman Foundation, died July 11. He was 81.
The Lockman Foundation is a nonprofit, interdenominational ministry dedicated to the translation, publication, and distribution of the New American Standard Bible (NASB), Amplified Bible (AMP), Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC), and other Bible resources. Mr. Lambeth served as the foundation’s president from 1979 until his death, having been connected with the ministry since the 1950s through his relationship with founders Dewey and Minna Lockman.
Read Mr. Lambeth’s memorial at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Originally produced in 1971 and updated in 1995, the NASB is considered a literal English translation of the Bible. The Amplified Bible, first published in 1958 and updated in 2015, 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 of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
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