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By Athalya Brenner, Jan Willem Van Henten

During this Amsterdam-based quantity, 8 specialists on Bible translations current essays in regards to the practices of translating the Bible for the current and the long run, via Christian and Jewish techniques, in Western Europe and North the USA in addition to within the former jap Bloc and in Africa. every one paper is by way of a reaction. individuals comprise S. Noorda, J. Rogerson, S. Crisp, R.Carroll, M. Korsak, E. Fox, J. Punt, L. Sanneh, and different famous lecturers who write responses to the essays.

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The following year, several essays in vol. VI of the Amsterdamse cahiers voor exegese en Bijbelse theologie were devoted to criticizing the Groot nieuws Bijbel from various angles. 27 This was taken to mean that the form of the original language was to be reproduced as closely as the target language would allow, the theological implication being that this form had been the means by which the inspired 26. H. M. Hemelsoet, 'Van "Nieuwe Vertaling" naar "Groot Nieuws". Over het grondbeginsel van bijbelvertalen', Amsterdamse cahiers voor exegese en Bijbelse theologie 6 (1985), pp.

This process did not begin with the GNB, and has always been an implication of the work of the Bible Societies since the early nineteenth century: but the GNB project has given the matter a powerful new form. Whereas in the past many Bible Society translators laboured in situ with so-called native informants to produce translations, the GNB project, supported by the series of Translators' Handbooks published in The Netherlands for the United Bible Societies, is evidence of something managed centrally and backed by powerful financial resources.

CRISP Icon of 'the Ineffable? 41 meaning of the text, and this in its turn relies on a philosophy of language as primarily composed of logical propositions. If we take as our starting point a different philosophy of language and read the diagram in the opposite direction, however, a different picture emerges. If the relationship between language and reality is understood by analogy with an icon, for example, this leads to a hermeneutic of mystery and polyvalency, a hermeneutic which lays more stress on the autonomous life of the text than on authorial intent (and thus finds certain resonances with contemporary exegetical approaches like reader-response criticism and community driven exegesis), and this raises the question of what theory of translation might now be considered appropriate.

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