[b-hebrew] Ezk 3:14 in the heat of my spirit
kwonbbl at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 16:18:39 EST 2009
I can see that. The problem I have is that these two are not similar at all.
When I read, there is nothing I can spot to help me about its context,
though some commentaries say that he was angry about the situation
But is it true to the context? Is there anything in the text to tell
me which fits the context well? (Of course, I have not spent time to
read whole chapter and chapter before and after, where I may find it.)
On Sun, Jan 18, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Bill Rea <bill.rea at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Oun asked,
>> Most newer translations read 'fury, anger, rage' in stead of 'heat' (or
>> Can Hebrew scholars help me, a layman to Hebrew (which is greek to me)?
> This is simply a matter of translation style. Translations run a spectrum
> from very literal (eg interlinears) through closely following the text (eg
> NASB), to dynamic equivalence (eg TEV) through to paraphrases (eg Living
> Bible) which aren't really translations in the strict sense of the word.
> Most recent translations are of the dynamic equivalence type and they try to
> translate thought for thought. Although using the English word `heat' at
> this point is probably going to be understandable if the reader thinks about
> it, the translators have opted for easy understanding and they have
> understood `heat' to be a Hebrew idiomatic usage for what we would call
> anger or fury (a word which is rarely used in my experience) or rage.
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