Scripture and Translation

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Scripture and Translation is the first English translation of an essential work on translation theory and the modern literary study of the Bible. First published in Germany in 1936 as Die Schrift und ihre Verdeutschung, the book grew out of Buber and Rosenzweig's work on an innovative and still controversial German translation of the Hebrew Bible. Rather than provide an idiomatic rendering, the Buber-Rosenzweig translation recasts the German language on the model of biblical Hebrew by attempting to reproduce the ...

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Scripture and Translation is the first English translation of an essential work on translation theory and the modern literary study of the Bible. First published in Germany in 1936 as Die Schrift und ihre Verdeutschung, the book grew out of Buber and Rosenzweig's work on an innovative and still controversial German translation of the Hebrew Bible. Rather than provide an idiomatic rendering, the Buber-Rosenzweig translation recasts the German language on the model of biblical Hebrew by attempting to reproduce the spoken quality, structure, and ordering of poetic devices found in the original texts. These essays articulate the rationale for the translation, both in theoretical terms and through close readings of specific texts. This edition also includes the first publication in any language of Martin Buber's essay "The How and Why of Our Biblical Translation".

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Book in Its Contexts
Buber and Rosenzweig's Challenge to Translation Theory
Foreword 1
People Today and the Jewish Bible 4
The Unity of the Bible 22
The Language of Botschaft 27
Scripture and Word 40
Scripture and Luther 47
The Hebrew Bible's Direct Influence on Goethe's Language 70
On Word Choice in Translating the Bible 73
On Translating the Praisings 90
"The Eternal" 99
Leitwort Style in Pentateuch Narrative 114
The Secret of Biblical Narrative Form 129
Leitwort and Discourse Type 143
The Bible in German 151
Concerning a Translation and a Review 161
A Translation of the Bible 166
A Suggestion for Bible Courses 172
From the Beginnings of Our Bible Translation 176
Making Plain 187
A Letter to Martin Goldner 189
From Kingship of God 192
A Reply 195
From a Letter to Dozent Josef Wohlgemuth 198
A Letter to the Editor 199
From a Letter to Hermann Gerson 200
The How and Why of Our Bible Translation 205
Index 221
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