Tag Archives: Bible translation

So Much in this Way

Sorry for the nonsense title of this post. You’ll understand why shortly. Now on to the subject at hand. Have you seen the latest video from Wycliffe USA called “Translating for Understanding”? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2kPwHq7pxY]   You can easily understand why the creators of the video chose such a well-known verse as the example passage to be […]

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Placing Bible Translation Theories in Historical Context

The following article from SIL’s Journal of Translation was incredibly helpful to me in providing contemporary context for Bible translation theories, especially meaning-based translation. Inside, you’ll find discussions and the history of terms like dynamic equivalency, meaning-based translation, functional equivalency, optimal equivalency, relevance theory, frames of reference, and skopostheorie, among helpful bibliographies and charts and graphs. The article, like the […]

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Vatican Norms for Translation of Biblical Texts

Today I discovered The 1997 Vatican Norms for Translation of Biblical Texts, a series of six statements prepared by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) and meant to help American bishops approach inclusive language in the lectionary. Of particular interest is the third point, which reads, “The translation of Scripture should faithfully reflect the […]

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