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Look Inside Principles and Problems of Biblical Translation

Principles and Problems of Biblical Translation
Some Reformation Controversies and their Background

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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521097536

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  • From the foreword by Dr C. H. Dodd: 'Those who are hardy enough to put their hands to the fascinating but elusive task of Bible translation soon become aware of a host of problems which must be settled one way or other in the course of the work. Questions cannot be either evaded or answered out of hand. That they are no new questions we may learn from this book. The controversy between Erasmus and Luther was essentially the same as the controversy between Jerome and Augustine centuries earlier; and indeed the main issues may be said to have been raised as soon as the Septuagint made a bid for acceptance as the equivalent of the Hebrew Scriptures. All this we may read, set forth with learning and penetration, in Dr Schwarz's book. A study of it will be illuminating to the translator, salutary to the critic and profitable to anyone interested either in the art of translation in general or, particularly, in the enterprise of making the biblical writings accessible in the vernacular to the mind of this generation.'

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521097536
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword by Dr C. H. Dodd
    Preface to the 1970 impression
    List of abbreviations
    1. The Bible and the translator
    2. Discussions on the origin of the Septuagint
    3. The traditional view
    4. The philological view: Reuchlin
    5. The philological view: Erasmus of Rotterdam
    6. The Inspirational view: Luther

  • Author

    W. Schwarz, University College London

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