SV: Isaiah Query

Søren Holst sh at
Tue Jul 17 06:29:54 EDT 2001

Hi Peter

Well, I'll gladly take back the word absurdity. And the John passage is not
a completely parallel case, you're right. My point was that you seemed to
imply there are certain universally accepted and adhered-to rules as to what
is acceptable in christian Bible translations - which I don't think there
are. Christian translators make their translations fit their liturgical and
terminological habits and traditions to no smaller degree than the very
intersting case of these four books of the Hebrew Bible.


> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra:	Peter Kirk [SMTP:Peter_Kirk at]
> Sendt:	17. juli 2001 12:19
> Til:	Biblical Hebrew
> Emne:	RE: Isaiah Query
> On Soren's point re John 7:53-8:11, at least there is some textual
> evidence
> here, and then there is the question of who defines the NT canon. (By the
> way, I didn't use the word "absurdity".) The situation is rather different
> with the end of Isaiah because I don't think anyone is suggesting that
> this
> is part of the canon in any sense, rather that it is a reading convention.

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