Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology

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Overview

Stanley Porter and Mark Boda here bring together a group of internationally respected scholars to provide an up-to-date assessment of New Textament translation in terms of textual criticism, translation theory, and theology.

Each of the three sections includes theoretical essays on the interface of a given area with particular issues in translation, followed by applications of the theory to a common passage-the story of the rich man and Lazarus found in Luke 16:19-31. Advocates of different positions note the translational implications that follow from choosing a particular textual tradition or type over another. These differing perspectives allow for both theoretical diversity and concrete differences in the practice of translation.

Translating the New Testament concludes with an overall assement of the field of text criticism and translation studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802863775
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/14/2009
  • Series: McMaster New Testament Studies
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of several books on the New Testament, including Paul in Acts and The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research and the editor of more than forty other books.

Mark J. Boda is professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Contributors xii

Abbreviations xiv

Stanley E. Porter 1

Part 1 Text

New Testament Textual Research, Its Methods and Its Goals Barbara Aland 13

Rule 9, Isolated Variants, and the "Test-Tube" Nature of the NA27/UBS4 Text: A Bryzabtine-Priority Perspective Maurice A. Robinson 27

The Significance of the Papyri in Revising the New Testament Greek Text and English Translations Philip Comfort 62

The Text And Luke 16:19-31

The Text of Luke 16 Barbara Aland 93

The Rich Man and Lazarus-Luke 16:19:31:Text-Critical Notes Maurice A. Robinson 96

Two Illustrations of Scribal Gab Filling in Luke 16:19 Philip Comfort 111

Part 2 Translation

Assessing Translation Therory:Beyond Literal and Dynamic Equivalence Stanley E. Porter 117

A Translation that Induces a Reading Experience Narrativity, Intratextuallity, Rhetorical Performance, and Galatians 1-2 Alain Gignac 146

Hebrews 10:32-39 and the Agony of the Translator Luke Timothy Johnson 167

Translation And Luke 16:19-31

Comparative Discourse Analysis as a Tool in Assessing Translations, Using Luke 16:19-31 as a Test Case Stanely E. Porter and Matthew Brook O'Donnell 185

Synchronic Obersvations on Luke 16:19-31 as Preparation for a Translation Alain Gignac 200

Narrative Perpectives on Luke 16:19-31 Luke Timothy Johnson 207

Part 3 Theology

Mistranslation and the Death of Christ: Isaiah 53 Lxx and Its Pauline Reception Francis Watson 215

On Probabilities, Possibilities, and Pretexts: fortering a Hermeneutics of sobriety, Sympathy, and Imagination in an Impressionistic and Suspicious Age Edith M. Humphrey 251

An Intertextual Reading of Moral Freedom inthe Analects and Galatians k. k. Yeo 271

A Latino American Rereading of Romans 7 Elsa Tamez 290

Theology And Luke 16:19-31

To Squeeze the Universe into a Ball-Playing Fast and Loose with Lazarus?|Edith M. Humphrey 307

A Confucianist, Cross-cultural Translation of Luke 16:19-31: Ethics, Eschatology, and Scripture K. K. Yeo 314

A Rereading of Luke 16:19-31|Elsa Tamez 319

Part 4 Text, Translation, And Theology

Quo vadis? From Whence to Where in New Testament Text Criticism and Translation Richard N. Longenecker 327

Index of Modern Authors 347

Index of Ancient Sources 35

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