From: Lee R. Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 22 1997 - 02:17:10 EDT
Micheal Palmer wrote:
> recently read the introduction to a very non-literal new translation which
> made the claim 'This is a translation, not a paraphrase.' Well, the editors
> either didn't know the meanings of the terms or they were being
> intentionally deceptive, since by virtually anyone's definition their work
> IS a paraphrase.
I would disagree with your statement above. Such a translation is not a
paraphrase of the Hebrew/Greek, rather it is a paraphrase of their
translation. First, they translated the original text, then they
paraphrased their translation.
-- Lee R. Martin Adjunct Faculty in Old Testament and Hebrew Church of God School of Theology Cleveland, TN 37311 Pastor, Prospect Church of God
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