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How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth
     

How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth

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by Mark L. Strauss, Gordon D. Fee
 

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ISBN-10: 0310278767

ISBN-13: 9780310278764

Pub. Date: 10/28/2007

Publisher: Zondervan

With so many Bible translations available today, how can you find those that will be most useful to you? What is the difference between a translation that calls itself “literal” and one that is more “meaning-based”? And what difference does it make for you as a reader of God’s Word?

How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth brings

Overview

With so many Bible translations available today, how can you find those that will be most useful to you? What is the difference between a translation that calls itself “literal” and one that is more “meaning-based”? And what difference does it make for you as a reader of God’s Word?

How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth brings clarity and insight to the current debate over translations and translation theories. Written by two seasoned Bible translators, here is an authoritative guide through the maze of translations issues, written in language that everyday Bible readers can understand.

Learn the truth about both the word-for-word and meaning-for-meaning translations approaches. Find out what goes into the whole process of translation, and what makes a translation accurate and reliable. Discover the strengths and potential weaknesses of different contemporary English Bible versions. In the midst of the present confusion over translations, this authoritative book speaks with an objective, fair-minded, and reassuring voice to help pastors, everyday Bible readers, and students make wise, well-informed choices about which Bible translations they can depend on and which will best meet their needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310278764
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
10/28/2007
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
823,928
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents


Abbreviations of English Bible Versions     12
Preface     13
The Task of Translation
The Need for Translation     19
The Meaning and Task of Translation     25
Making Words Work
Translating Words     45
Translating Figurative Language: Idioms, Metaphors, and Poetry     61
The Greek Genitive: A Problem of Its Own     77
Translation and Culture
Cultural Issues in Translation     87
Gender and Translation     97
Other Translation Issues: Text and Presentation
The Question of the Original Text     111
Issues of Style and Format     119
The Bible in English
A Brief History of the Bible in English     135
Contemporary Bible Versions     145
Glossary     159
Notes     163
Index     165

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