Re: Translation, Anglophiles and Ancient Texts

From: Paul F. Evans (
Date: Mon Oct 13 1997 - 09:14:28 EDT

<html><html><head></head><BODY bgcolor="#FFFFFF"><p><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">Clayton,<br><br>On 12 Oct 1997, Clayton Bartholomew wrote:<br>&gt; There seems to be an endless preoccupation on this list <br>&gt; with questions of how to render this or that Greek word or <br>&gt; phrase into English. Does this type of question really merit <br>&gt; the kind of attention it receives? Do we really get any <br>&gt; closer to the meaning of the ancient text by constantly <br>&gt; fussing about which is the preferable English gloss for a <br>&gt; particular Greek word? <br><br>Carl's survey of this list underscores the fact there there is a wide diversity of membership. &nbsp;Many of us are interested in Greek because we want to effectively communicate the substance of the New Testament to a contemporary audience (for whatever reason). &nbsp;To this end it is vitally important for us to discuss whether translations and understandings of the author's intent are properly grounded in the text. &nbsp;It
is a matter of goals.<br><br>Paul F. Evans<br>Pastor<br>Thunder Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church<br>MT. Olive<br><br>E-mail:<br>Web-page: &nbsp;<br><br><br></p>

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