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Friday, August 26, 2005

Context is key in Bible translation and ...

Rick Brannan blogs that "Context is Everything" and he's right. We cannot translate the Bible accurately unless we correctly understand the original meaning of biblical words in their source text context. And we translate accurately only if the target language words (and syntax) we use convey in their linguistic context the original meaning of the source text in its context.

Rick illustrates his point well by describing a recent experience that involved communication that required needing to know a lot of information in the context that was not explicitly stated. You'll know what I mean if you read his post.

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