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The art of translation

Posted: January 4th, 2016, 11:44 am
by James Spinti
Mondays with Mounce on translation in general and James 1 in particular: ... ounce-279/

"Anyone involved in translation knows that it is almost impossible to hit the nail directly on the head, so to speak. We either say too little, not conveying all the information of the Greek, or we say a little too much, being too interpretive at conveying the full meaning of a sentence.

"Add to that our ignorance of certain constructions, whether they be Greek or Semitic, and it is easy to see why translation is as much an art as it is a science."