[b-hebrew] 1st century hebrew translation policy

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Sun Aug 21 07:24:41 EDT 2005

Although this thread has the potential to easily go off topic I just want to make clear before starting 
that it is my sincere intention that this discussion be a linguistic one.

The canonical christian greek writings and the works of the church fathers contain many direct quotations 
from the hebrew bible. I am trying to form a well layed out article which explores the translation policies 
of the 1st century christians and their later counterparts, the church fathers. All help would be greatly 

I want the article to have particular attention both to translation of grammatical forms and of semantics 
and pragmatic factors. Although such a discussion would involve heavy usage of both Hebrew and Greek I feel
it has a rightful place in a Hebrew linguistic forum because such considerations form an important linguistic
link to a dead language.

To set the ball rolling I wanted to consider the translation ofverbs with particular attention to tenses used 
to tranlslate the various hebrew verb forms. 

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