Bible Translation: Why, How, and Which?
For these two weeks of USC’s Academic Bible Study, we will be discussing the translation of the Bible, both general theories of translation and issues specific to the Biblical texts.
Week 1: How? (How does translation work in general? How is Bible translation different/the same?)
Radiolab podcast on translation – if you only have a short amount of time, listen to the first segment, “100 Flowers”.
How does translation work in general?
Issues specific to Bible translation:
And God Said by Joel M. Hoffman, who gave the TEDx talk above.
Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament – the version of the NT text that scholars use. It incorporates the latest in textual criticism scholarship.
Week 2: Which? (Which translation should I read? Hint: It depends.)