Question: Off topic? More
Christian M. M. Brady
cbrady at tulane.edu
Sat Mar 16 15:04:58 EST 2002
On 3/16/02 2:02 PM, "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu> wrote:
> Dear Christian,
> I think we're quibbling here.
> There is no translation without interpretation.
> That is why one should read texts in the original language.
No it is not a quibble. Exegesis means something much, much more than the
sort of interpretation required to render a good translation. And in our
field "exegesis" has specific technical meanings as well, that go far beyond
the interpretation required for translation so I still think your use of the
term was inaccurate in this context.
cbrady @ tulane.edu
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