ne evening in 1962, a young Assemblies
of God pastor met with a small group in a
private home in San Antonio, unaware his
life was about to change course.
The group wanted him to teach the Book
of Revelation, but he refused.
“No one agrees on it, and it’s always awful
things happening,” Rocco Errico, Ph.D.,
Th.D., told them. “Besides, it would take an
Easterner to really unlock those symbols.”
After the other guests had left, the host
couple took Errico into another room and
pulled out two books by George Lamsa,
Th.D., an Easterner who unlocked symbols
of the Bible.
“I never went to bed that night, once
I started reading that,” Errico says. “I
thought, This is what I’ve been looking for!
Something that really opens up scripture.
It took away a lot of the contradictions
that have really been a problem here in
Lamsa, an Assyrian author and scholar,
had grown up in a remote village in eastern
Turkey where the language and customs
of Jesus’ time had scarcely changed until
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