[b-hebrew] translation v. interpretation
peter at qaya.org
Thu Mar 2 05:05:17 EST 2006
On 02/03/2006 00:01, M bauer wrote:
> My reading is that it is 3/4 of the 8000 dialects/languages are
> without any of what the Xtians call holy writings. Let us remember
> that many cultures have their own holy writings ...
You are correct, of course, but the original issue was about the Hebrew
Bible and not other holy writings. But in practice the large majority of
languages don't have any holy writings of any kind, not least because
very many of them don't have any kind of writing at all. Also many
religions discourage translation of their holy books.
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