Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament

Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament

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By (author) Jason David BeDuhn

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  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Format: Paperback | 220 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 213mm x 18mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0761825568
  • ISBN 13: 9780761825562
  • Sales rank: 219,308

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Written with the student and interested public in mind, Truth in Translation aims to explain what is involved and what is at stake in Bible translation. It begins with brief treatments of the background to the Bible and its translation, the various approaches to translation, and the specific origins of nine translation versions in wide use in the English-speaking world today. It then proceeds to compare those versions on nine points of translation, ranging from individual terms, to difficult passages, to whole categories of grammar. The book serves to inform readers of the forces at work shaping the meaning of the Bible, to help in their selection of Bible translations, and to act as a critical catalyst for the improvement of Bible translations through more careful attention to the risk of bias in the translation process.

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Jason David BeDuhn is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University.

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Origins of Modern English Bibles Chapter 5 The Work of Translation Chapter 6 Major English Translations Chapter 7 Bowing to Bias Chapter 8 Grasping at Accuracy Chapter 9 When is a Man not a Man? Chapter 10 Probing the Implicit Meaning Chapter 11 Words Together and Apart Chapter 12 An Uncertain Throne Chapter 13 Tampering with Tenses Chapter 14 And the Word was...What? Chapter 15 The Spirit Writ Large Chapter 16 A Final Word Chapter 17 Appendix: The Use of "Jehovah" in the NW Chapter 18 Bibliography Chapter 19 Index