Amplified Bible by Frances E. Siewert

The Amplified Bible is an expanded translation in the sense that alternate renderings or additional words designed to bring out the full sense are incorporated into the text instead of appearing in the margins or footnotes. The Gospel of John was published in 1954 and the complete New Testament in 1958. The Old Testament was published in two parts in 1962 and 1964. The translator was Frances E. Siewert (1881-1967). An Expanded Edition was published in 1987. The Amplified Bible was revised in 2015; at this time the title was changed to Amplified Holy Bible.

For sample verses from The Amplified Bible, click here.

Classic Edition - 1954-1987

The Bible Gateway website calls the older Amplified Bible the "Classic edition".

Gospel of John

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Title: The Amplified Gospel of John
Date: 1954
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids MI
Contents: John
References: Chamberlin 47-2, 688-2, Herbert 2324, Taliaferro-BVE CN00027, Taliaferro-EELBV 8030.
Images: Cover, Title page

New Testament

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Title: The Amplified New Testament
Date: 1958 (Copyright 1954 and 1958)
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids MI
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 47-2, 585-1, Herbert 2324, Taliaferro-BVE CN00027, Taliaferro-EELBV 8030.100.
Images: First edition title page, Jacket cover, Title page
Comments: The first edition title was "Amplified New Testament." In later editions, the title was modified to "The Amplified New Testament."

Old Testament

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Title: The Amplified Old Testament Part Two Job-Malachi
Date: 1962
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids MI
Contents: Job-Malachi
References: Chamberlin 47-2, 124-3 Herbert 2324, Taliaferro-BVE CN00027, Taliaferro-EELBV 8030.105.
Images: Jacket cover, Title page

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Title: The Amplified Old Testament Part One Genesis-Esther
Date: 1964
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids MI
Contents: Genesis-Esther
References: Chamberlin 47-2, 124-3 Herbert 2324, Taliaferro-BVE CN00027, Taliaferro-EELBV 8030.107.
Images: Cover, Title page

Complete Bible - 1965

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Title: The Amplified Bible containing the Amplified Old Testament and the Amplified New Testament
Date: 1965
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids MI
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin 47-2, Herbert 2324, Taliaferro-BVE CN00027, Taliaferro-EELBV 8030.110.
Images: Title page

Expanded Edition - 1987

According to correspondence from the Lockman Foundation, "Footnotes were added to the 1987 Amplified Expanded Edition and some archaic language changed."

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Title: The Amplified Bible containing the Amplified Old Testament and the Amplified New Testament Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew
Date: 1987
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids MI
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 8030.120.
Images: Cover, Back cover, Title page
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

Amplified Holy Bible - 2015

According to the publisher, this revision (now known as the Amplified Holy Bible) is "easier to read and better than ever to study and understand." More amplifications in the Old Testament have been added; refinements have been made to the New Testament amplifications.

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Title: Amplified Holy Bible Captures the Full Meaning Behind the Original Greek and Hebrew
Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Zondervan: Grand Rapids, MI
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV see 8030; Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, September 12, 2015.
Images: Cover, Title
Comments: This is the Amazon Kindle edition.


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