lThe Lockman Foundation was started in 1942 by F. Dewey Lockman (St. Jacob, Illinois 1898-1974) and his wife Minna Lockman. It is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian ministry dedicated to the translation, publication, and distribution of the New American Standard Bible (NASB), Amplified Bible and other Biblical resources.
The Foundation was founded on December 3, 1942 with the donation by the Lockmans of a substantial part of their citrus acres in La Habra, California. The Lockmans and the original Board of Directors set forth a doctrinal statement which the Foundation strictly follows to this day.
Following Dewey Lockman's death, Dr. Samuel H. Sutherland (1900- ), President Emeritus of Biola University, became President of The Lockman Foundation, and the Foundation continued its work in foreign language translations. Based on the same principles of literal translation, work was begun on the Korean Standard Bible, the New Chinese Bible (NCV), the New Hindi Bible (India), and La Biblia de las Américas (Spanish).
After leading the Foundation through several projects, Dr. Sutherland retired in the spring of 1979, and Robert G. Lambeth began his current tenure as President. In the 1990s the Foundation produced the New American Standard Bible Update and a Spanish version La Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos.
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