January 23, 2013

Trials and Tribulations of Bible Translators

Jeff Schapiro, Christian Post

Bible translators must understand both the meaning of the original text as well as the language they are translating it into – something Wycliffe Bible Translators describes on its website as being "like the clasping of two hands." But even with a good understanding, the nuances between languages present a challenge to translators who strive to convey the text's original meaning as accurately as possible.

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Herb Silverman, Washington Post
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