[b-hebrew] The most difficult

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 11:28:19 EDT 2010


What do you mean “most difficult”? What sort of difficulties?

I find that difficulties are caused by the fact that Biblical Hebrew is not
that well understood, as shown by disagreements we have on this list.
Sometimes those disagreements cause friction, but if we approach them with
the right attitude, we all can benefit from them. I would hate to be a
translator dealing what to do with these uncertainties.

Do you mean difficult in the ideas presented?

I never sat down to compile a list of which verses are most difficult to
translate. Part of the reason is that each reading of Tanakh would give a
different list.

Just curious.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Pere Porta <pporta7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I wish to know what is the most difficult passage of the Hebrew Bible
> to translate to English.
> Maybe are there more than one (namely two, three...), which are
> equally difficult?
> Pere Porta
> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)

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