Question: Off topic? More

Shoshanna Walker rosewalk at concentric.net
Sun Mar 17 07:01:14 EST 2002





>Hello, Yes , it seems a little strange to hear that the Biblical translators
>are "informed by the Spirit". With due and great respect, I remember that
>the most traditional Handbooks of Biblical Hermeneutics ( Anglican, Roman
>Catholics, etc) always said that the Biblical Writers were inspired by the
>Spirit but not the Translators.

However the Jews do not share this belief, as far as our commentators 
go - we believe that they - the transmitters of the Oral Torah - 
(which is not only an elaboration of Jewish law, as someone once said 
here on this list) were divinely inspired.

Shoshanna



>Otherwise this is other subject: I was , as
>student, very impressed by the research of L. Alonso Schökel about Biblical
>Inspiration ( The Word as Inspired, etc), etc.
>
>I agree with Ms. Fried about "theologies and prejudices": this expression
>implies a whole History of the Biblical Interpretation and Translation.
>
>Enjoying as always this very interesting List,
>
>sincerely yours,      F. J. Weismann,       weismann at fibertel.com.ar
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Lisbeth S. Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
>To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2002 11:19 AM
>Subject: RE: Question: Off topic? More
>
>
> > >
> > > Bob Richmond
> > > Knoxville, Tennessee  wrote:
> >
> >  Biblical translators do have the
> > > special advantage of being informed by the Spirit.
> >
> > Ha! Informed by their theologies and prejudices you mean.
> >
> > Liz Fried
> >
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