Certain individuals have incorrectly objected to "empty-headed" being used by the Amplified Bible's rendering of the Hebrew word nabal
, but if they ACTUALLY KNEW HOW to use a Hebrew lexicon, and ACTUALLY KNEW HOW to exegete words, they'd know that "empty-headed" is correct. For example, one definition of nabal is "senseless" and a modern synonym for the word senseless is "empty-headed" often described by the expression "the lights are on, but nobody's home"
in reference to one who is senseless.
These uninformed wannabes should learn what they are talking about before showing themselves to be empty-headed. Bible scholars are agreed that the Amplified Bible is very accurate at giving the original language meaning of words. In fact, The Scholars Corner
makes this statement: "I would also get an Amplified Bible, because it will give you many of the various meanings and connotations for the words in the scriptures."
Cutting Edge Ministries has a page
showing how the Amplified Bible gives clarity to the scriptures that I would encourage anyone to check out.
The Amplified Bible is the result of tens of thousands of hours of research by Dr. Frances Siewert
. I wonder how many tens of thousands of hours the forum wannabes have devoted to the study of God's Word. Judging from their obvious lack of knowledge and understanding, as well as misuse of scripture, it is evident they have spent little, if any real time in the study of the Bible.
Pastor Jack Howell
"Some bring God's curse on them by marking off part of the Bible, calling it erroneous, uninspired, less than the very Word of God."
- Dr. John R. Rice
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
Proper Principles of Bible Study