I have to admit, I was aware of their existence. I was aware that they published the Key Word Study Bible, as well as at least some of the Thompson Chain Reference Bibles. But until now I tended to get them mixed up with a European company that makes fast Mercedes Benzes.
It turns out that they’ve been around for a while, as this excerpt from their website tells us:
Since 1942, AMG International has been spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through whatever means God provides. In the 1960s, AMG Publishers was born with the mission of teaching the Word of God, led by our President, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates. The books and Bibles we have produced over these many years have been a beacon to a lost world that their only hope is to be found in Jesus Christ. Since the release of the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible in 1984 until this day, we have been even more focused on building up the body of Christ. Included in the resources we have published are strong biblical commentaries, Bible study workbooks, youth resources and many inspirational titles.
Their mission statement is also quite impressive, to my mind anyway:
In our name, AMG Publishers (Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel), Our mission is clear: to give each person at least one opportunity to hear and respond to a clear presentation of the gospel. Our parent company AMG International is an evangelical mission and relief agency, currently ministering in 55 countries of the world and has been doing so since 1942. Through our partnership, proceeds from the sales of our books go to furthering this mission. The books and Bibles we produce have at their heart to spread the good news of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
That seems to go hand in hand with our friends at the Lockman Foundation, who hold the copyright to the NASB and a few other Bibles.
This makes me all the more interested in the 2010 printing of the 1977 NASB which the Lockman Foundation has farmed out to AMG.