From: Jefferson, Robert C. (X2JEFFER@southernco.com)
Date: Fri Sep 03 1999 - 09:46:16 EDT
I agree I think one of the things that would help most laymen is to realize
that just as a single English idea can be expressed many ways in English.
The number of possible ways to say it goes up with translation. Therefore,
it is less important which translation is "best." But which one is liked the
If translation is an art not an exact science then taste is the most
This assumes that the translation is accurate.
From: Ray Clendenen [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, September 03, 1999 9:30 AM
To: Biblical Greek
Subject: RE: b-greek digest: September 02, 1999
09/03/99 08:29 AM
Phil Sanders wrote: <<I have been assigned the task of talking about
task of translations to a
small rural church. I felt that giving some history of translations
some background on the methods of translation would be a wise start.
been investigating several books, including Metzger's, Text of the
Testament; Comfort's, The Quest for the Original Text; and Carson's,
James Version Debate. I also am looking at books by Jack P. Lewis.
What books would you recommend for such a study?>>
I think you'd find some great information and examples of Bible
issues in _A Translator's Freedom: Modern English Bibles and their
Language_ by Cecil Hargreaves. JSOT 1993.
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