Tag Archives: Bible translation

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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Dr. Andrew Steinmann on Bible Translations for Muslims

Concordia University-Chicago professor of theology Dr. Andrew Steinmann offers commentary–something he’s very good at as far as biblical texts go–on what Issues, Etc host Todd Wilken calls “Bible translations for Muslims.” I post the link to the interview here not because the linguistic issues involved are appropriately addressed or because the interlocutors are accurately informed […]

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Witherington on Familial Language in the NT

Ben Witherington III offers some clear and concise thoughts on familial and gender language in the NT in a recent article in the Biblical Archaeological Review Magazine. While the article cited is not extended or detailed enough to offer a convincing argument in favor of his thoughts, it is nonetheless interesting to read what Dr. […]

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Three Articles on Bible Translation from Anvil Journal

Gratuitously and shamelessly reposted from Antony Billington’s blog. I got these babies instapapered and look forward to reading Sanneh’s first, then maybe Wright’s and possibly but possibly not Tomlin’s. Some contents of the latest issue of Anvil are now available online (after a pain-free registration process), with essays on translating the Bible, with special reference […]

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