Question: Off topic? More

Polycarp66 at Polycarp66 at
Sat Mar 16 19:10:22 EST 2002

In a message dated 3/16/2002 9:02:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
RSRICHMOND at writes:

But this is what literary or scriptural translation has to be - the 
re-creation of a voice in a new world. Biblical translators do have the 
special advantage of being informed by the Spirit.

Now this is something I would really question.  I would be very reticent to 
claim any kind of (divine) inspiration for any of my translation.  'A' 
translates one way based on his presuppositions and 'B' translates another 
way based on his.  These may well conflict with one another.  What spirit 
inspired them?  Jack Daniels?  We're just humans doing the very best we can 
while operating from certain viewpoints.  Presumably we try to deal honestly 
with the texts within those limits.  That doesn't mean we are always correct.


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