Re: NASB italics

Nichael Lynn Cramer (
Wed, 3 Apr 1996 15:57:54 -0500 (EST)

A. Brent Hudson wrote:
>... Moreover, my actual point was that the use of italics
>perpetuates the myth of the "literal" translation.

This is an excellent point.

Further, the clear implication is that the added/italicized words are
somehow extra or add-ons. An obvious case is, for example, the Lucan
geneaology. Is "son" really merely the invention of the translator (I've
seen indicated)? Does "Joseph of the Heli of the Matthat of the..." really
translate the Greek in any meaninful sense?

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