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Translating as Drawing a Mountain Ridge

Translation is like drawing, or painting, a mountain ridge. The contours won’t match up perfectly, try as the artist might to reproduce the intricate ups and downs with exactitude. In the end, you’ll be left with your interpretation, having flattened out some bits, having elevated others. But as you approach the mountain, the contours fade […]

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Incarnation as Translation Metaphor

Seasoned linguist and Bible translator David Frank recently blogged about various Bible translation metaphors over on the Better Bibles Blog. He concludes by saying, When it comes to Bible translation, my guiding metaphor is that of the incarnation: The Word became flesh. I see the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us in a lot […]

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