Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Against dynamic equivalence

William Whitaker wants translators to err in the direction of word for word literalness:

 “it behoves a translator of scripture not merely to take care that he do not corrupt the meaning, but also, as far as it may be possible, not to depart a hand’s breadth from the words; since many things may lie under cover in the words of the Holy Spirit, which are not immediately perceived, and yet contain important instruction.” (Disputation on Holy Scripture, p165)

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