re: selling greek

Nichael Lynn Cramer (
Sun, 17 Mar 1996 21:12:24 -0400

At 4:32 PM 16/03/96, D. Peterson wrote:
>One of the rabbis said:
>"Reading scripture in translation is like kissing your bride through a veil."
>I have filed the serial numbers off that and made it slightly less sexist,
>but I think it expresses the concept quite pithily.

I can't find the source, but a (perhaps) more gender-neutral ;-) statement
of which I'm quite fond compares the reading of translations to "looking at
the back of a tapestry".

Nichael | "Just because it didn't happen | | don't mean it ain't true." | | -Yogi Berra [paraphrasing Mircea Eliade] |