[b-hebrew] NIV v' NWT translation policy
furuli at online.no
Fri Nov 18 01:17:36 EST 2005
I have said that translators of a literal translation choose one English
word for each Hebrew word whenever possible, and that this is possible in
less than 10 percent of the Hebrew words.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
To: "Robert Newman" <rob at designceramics.co.uk>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 12:38 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] NIV v' NWT translation policy
> On 17/11/2005 23:58, Robert Newman wrote:
>>Peter to Rolf
>>Well, why did the NWT translators always render nephesh and `olam for
>>example with the same English word, when these Hebrew words have a wide
>>range of meaning?
>>If I may inteject, this is not correct, NWT uses one word for each concept
>>AS FAR AS THE CONTEXT PERMITS.
>>Olam is NOT always translated "time/s indefinite". ...
> Well, thank you for the correction, but Rolf must have misled us because
> I am almost certain that he said that these renderings are entirely
> consistent (one word for each word, NOT one word for each concept!)
> regardless of the context.
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> b-hebrew mailing list
> b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
More information about the b-hebrew