[b-hebrew] Genesis 3:15 "bruise"

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Wed Dec 22 12:07:49 EST 2004

At 11:09 AM 12/22/2004, you wrote:

>This is NOT a paraphrase, in the technical sense. The New Living 
>Translation is explicitly a translation from the original languages, and 
>as such differs from the Living Bible which was a paraphrase, i.e. an 
>adaptation within the same language, of the American Standard Bible.

It is indeed a paraphrase in the correct meaning of the word- here is their 
own description:

The challenge for the translators was to create a text that would make the 
same impact in the life of modern readers that the original text had for 
the original readers. In the New Living Translation, this is accomplished 
by translating entire thoughts (rather than just words) into natural, 
everyday English.

Note- the bold prinit is their own emphasis- they don't render words but 
"entire thoughts" - i.e., they paraphrase.


Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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