[B-Greek] NET - Novum Testamentum Graece Diglot (Greek / English)
Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Thu Aug 26 23:13:45 EDT 2004
>You are right, the abbreviation NET was what confused me in the
>first place. This morning, though, I went to the web site and
>checked the mentioned New English Translation. As usual, I look at
>some known passages in order to get a feel of the translation work
>and I have to say that I was disappointed. This NET seems to me more
>like a paraphrase than a "real" translation. I am familiar with the
>literal or word for word translations and with the dynamic
>equivalent translations, but this is more like an interpretation of
>the original text which I find of little use. I guess I got so
>accustomed to going to the original text that I became "spoiled" and
>lost patience with the "translations" that bring in the ideas of the
>interpreters. The notes added to the text also seem rather
>amateurish, most of them just personal opinions with little textual
>support and confused exegesis.
HH: The quality of the translation varies because individuals were
responsible for both a book and its notes, from what I understand.
The notes can be more valuable than the translation. Many of the
notes are quite informative and helpful.
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