Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Translating the Bible: Problems and Prospects

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Translating the Bible: Problems and Prospects

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Porter, Stanley S. and Richard S. Hess. Translating the Bible: Problems and Prospects. JSNTSup 173. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999, 336 pp., $85.00.

Thirteen essays by ten scholars comprise this book, which arose out of the Biblical Studies Research Cluster at the Centre for Advanced Theological Research of the Roehampton Institute, London, in particular, a series on lectures in 1995 by Eugene A. Nida before that Cluster. The three sections of the book address "Translational Theory and Method," "Old Testament," and "New Testament."

The essays are: "Introduction: The Problems and Prospects of Translating the Bible," by Stanley E. Porter and Richard S. Hess (pp. 13-16); "The Contemporary English Version and the Ideology of Translation," by Stanley E. Porter (pp. 18-45); "To Whom Is a Translator Responsible-Reader or Author?" by Y. C. Whang (pp. 46-62); "Remainderless Translations? Implications of the Tradition Concerning the Translation of the LXX for Modern Translational Theory," by Brook W. R. Pearson (pp. 63-84); "Is a Translation Inspired? …

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