Lockman Foundation

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Lockman Foundation
FounderF. Dewey Lockman and Minna Lockman
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationLa Habra, California
Publication typesbooks
Nonfiction topicsThe Bible
Official websitewww.lockman.org

The Lockman Foundation was established 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, Amplified Bible 2015, La Biblia de las Américas, Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy, and other biblical resources and translations.


On December 3, 1942, Mr. and Mrs. Lockman donated a substantial part of their citrus acreage, the Imperial Ranch in La Habra, California, to establish The Lockman Foundation. Imperial Highway was so named after the Lockmans granted an easement through their property for the development of the highway. At the time the Foundation was established The Lockmans and the Board of Directors set forth the doctrinal statement which continues to guide the development of all the Lockman biblical translations.

Following Dewey Lockman's death, Dr. Samuel H. Sutherland (1900-1994), President Emeritus of Biola University, became President of The Lockman Foundation, and the Foundation continued its work in foreign language translation. Based on the guiding principles of literal translation, work was begun on the Korean Standard Bible, the New Chinese Version (NCV), the New Hindi Bible (India), La Biblia de las Américas, and Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy. After leading the Foundation through several projects, Dr. Sutherland retired in the spring of 1979.

Following Dr. Sutherland's retirement, Robert G. (Bobby) Lambeth, CPA, LL.D. (honorific), began his tenure as President. Dr. Lambeth served until his death in 2017. In the 1990's the Foundation produced the New American Standard Bible Update and a Spanish version Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy.

Publishing arm[edit]

Foundation Publications (La Habra, California) is their publishing arm, formerly Foundation Press and Foundation Press Publications (La Habra, California).