Date: Fri Sep 03 1999 - 18:30:46 EDT
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I enjoyed the article in Christianity Today. Thanks. I thought Nida's
definition of dynamic equivalency was worth repeating. He says:
"A translation should be the closest natural equivalent of the message"
in the original language. He also said all translations are
True, though in varying degrees, I think he would say.
The goal of most pastor/teachers, I would assume, being one myself, is to
interpret scripture likewise, that is, finding the most natural
of the message in the original language.
Putting the two together, one could say a good translation then will
almost teach itself. Preach? Hmm, depends on one's definition.
On Fri, 03 Sep 1999 17:23:39 -0700 Jonathan Robie
> I rather liked this little article on the trade-offs and difficulties
> Bible translation:
> Incidentally, you may find that for those who are not rather well
> many of the issues of Bible translation are very abstract and
> difficult to
> grasp. For many people who do not know a foreign language, it seems
> that a
> literal translation should be a matter of simply moving the words
> from one
> language to another, without changing them or interpreting them.
> It can be helpful to let them try to translate English into English
> - to
> convey what a phrase means without using the same words - and to see
> two translations can come out a little differently even within
> Even then, some people seem to feel that the only reason it is
> difficult to
> do this is that the original already used the obvious English words
> didn't leave them with the right vocabulary to say it right.
> Jonathan Robie
> R&D Fellow, Software AG
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