[b-hebrew] OT: a link about Modern Hebrew

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Jun 7 17:55:41 EDT 2004

Dear Vadim:

I have run into many times where Jews state A (TNK) + B (Talmud + Rabbis ≠ NT), just as complex if not more so, and I find linguistically often weaker.

The ideal (not always followed) from the Reformation is to look at the text, analyse it grammatically, culturally, linguistically to the best of our knowledge, then let the theological chips fall where they may.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "VC" <vadim_lv at center-tv.net>

> Dear Karl,
> >For me the text is paramount, theology be damned.<
> This ideal is unrealizable when we have to choose the plausible meanings out
> of several grammatically possible.
> > I have run into Jews who are just as tied to theological assumptions that
> restrict their translations as the most unthinking Christian<
> I was talking of a different thing. Jews assume an axiom A (TNK). Christians
> assume axiom A (TNK) + axiom B (NT). Therefore, Christian approach requires
> more assumptions, and is weaker; that doesn't mean that Jewish
> interpretation is perfect.
> Sincerely,
> Vadim Cherny
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