Tag Archives: Bible translation

Most Sentences in the Bible Begin with And

Stephen Hawking touches on a surprising topic in his autobiography My Brief History: Biblical Hebrew’s waw-consecutive. The blog Parchment and Pen sets up, tells and reflects on the excerpted episode: Hawking only mentions his “run in” with Christianity a few times. A prominent memory of the Bible was having a tutor use the Bible in English […]

Continue reading…

Cultural Influences in Bible Translation

If translation is simply representing a text in another language, then there is no room for cultural influences, right? Not quite. Imagine translating the Bible into a language that has never been written before. A native speaker is found who also speaks his country’s national language. The native speaker turned translator begins translation with the […]

Continue reading…

Handing Off Bible Translation in Ethiopia

Christianity Today has a great story from Ethiopia about the “handing-off” of the work Bible translation to national translators: The Gospel Hand-Off.This story highlights some the roles that Wycliffe is playing in translation today. We can’t help but rejoice at the increased involvement in Bible translation by so-called “target” communities. May we all see ourselves […]

Continue reading…