Translating the New Testament collection

As several bloggers have noted there is a new book out focusing on translating the New Testament. Mark Boda was my undergrad Old Testament professor so I know this should be a good collection. Two articles on Galatians are included:

Alain Gignac, “A Translation that Induces a Reading Experience: Narrativity, Intratextuality, Rhetorical Performance, and Galatians 1-2.” 146-166.

Khiok-Khng Yeo,“An Intertextual Reading of Moral Freedom in the Analects and Galatians.” 271-289.

Translating the New Testament: Text, Translation, Theology. (McMaster New Testament Studies). Edited by Stanley E. Porter and Mark J. Boda. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. 0802863779, 9780802863775.

One response to “Translating the New Testament collection

  1. The book has 4 parts:
    1. Text
    2. Translation
    3. Theology
    4. Text, translation, and theology

    In my view, the order of these parts also show their value. Part 1 is very interesting and thought provoking for those who like to know more about textual criticism and especially the two opposing camps of Nestle-Aland and the Robinson-Pierpoint Byzantine text. Barbara Aland gives some rather weak arguments for the NA position, while Maurice Robinson presents strong arguments for the Byzantine text. Personally, I do not think that any of the two camps can claim that they have arrived at THE original text. Much work still needs to be done in textucal criticism.
    Part 2 about translation is a useful introduction to various theories of translation. As a practical Bible translator myself, I found the articles to be lacking the insights that come from lots of experience in actually DOING Bible translation.
    Part 3 and 4 was of little interest to me, but maybe those more into theology would appreciate the articles.

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