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

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Dec 23 06:16:58 EST 2004

On 23/12/2004 02:16, Karl Randolph wrote:

>When I hear "direct translation", most people are thinking of a word for word translation. For reasons discussed before, that is impossible.
>But the question is: how much paraphrasing can be done before it crosses the line from merely making the ideas in one language understandable in another, as a subset of translation, to becoming an original work of art pushing its own ideas? All of us have seen examples of such misuse of paraphrase, where it has become the boss rather than the servant of translation, hence why we are so leery of "paraphrase".
I am only leery of this continuing abuse of the word "paraphrase". For 
some of my thoughts on the other issues here, see my draft paper 

Peter Kirk
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