Truth in Translation

Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament


Author: Jason BeDuhn

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761825562

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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Truth in Translation is a critical study of Biblical translation, assessing the accuracy of nine English versions of the New Testament in wide use today. By looking at passages where theological investment is at a premium, the author demonstrates that many versions deviate from accurate translation under the pressure of theological bias.

Truth in Translation

Accuracy and Surprising Bias in the Old Testament


Author: A. Frances Werner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978976316

Category: Bible

Page: 150

View: 8434

One Bible, Many Versions

Are All Translations Created Equal?


Author: Dave Brunn

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830827153

Category: Religion

Page: 205

View: 3151

Dave Brunn has been involved in Bible translation work around the world for many years. From the perspective of this on-the-ground experience in different cultures he helps us sort out the many competing claims for various English Bible translations. --from publisher description.

Accuracy of Translation

The Primary Criterion in Evaluating Bible Versions with Special Reference to the New International Version


Author: Robert Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851517353

Category: Bibles

Page: 89

View: 614

How should the Word of God be translated? Robert Martin argues that the verbal nature of inspiration can only be honoured if a formal equivalence approach is preferred.

Young's Literal Translation of the Bible


Author: Young, Robert

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.


Category: Bibles

Page: N.A

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Young’s Literal Translation of the Bible is, as the name implies, a strictly literal translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts (from the Textus Receptus and Majority Text). Compiled by Robert Young in 1862, he went on to produce a revised version in 1887 based on the Westcott-Hort text which had been completed in 1885. Young died on October 14, 1888, and the publisher released a New Revised Edition in 1898. Young used the present tense in many places where other translations used the past tense- particularly in narratives. The Preface to the Second Edition states: “If a translation gives a present tense when the original gives a past, or a past when it has a present; a perfect for a future, or a future for a perfect; an a for a the, or a the for an a; an imperative for a subjunctive, or a subjunctive for an imperative; a verb for a noun, or a noun for a verb, it is clear that verbal inspiration is as much overlooked as if it had no existence. THE WORD OF GOD IS MADE VOID BY THE TRADITIONS OF MEN. [Emphasis in original.]” For example, the YLT version of Genesis begins as follows: 1. In the beginning of God’s preparing the heavens and the earth--- 2. The earth hath existed waste and void, and darkness on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God fluttering on the face of the waters, 3. And God saith, ‘Let light be;’ and light is. 4. And God seeth the light that it is good, and God seperateth between the light and the darkness, 5. And God alled to the light ‘Day,’ and to the darkness He hath called ‘Night;’ and there is an evening, and there is a morning---day one. Young's Literal Translation in the 1898 Edition also consistently renders the Hebrew Tetragrammaton (the four Hebrew letters usually transliterated YHWH or JHVH that form a biblical proper name of God) throughout the Old Covenant/Testament as "Jehovah", instead of the traditional practice of "LORD" in small capitals, which was used in editions prior to 1898. Young's usage of English present tense rather than past tense has been supported by scholars ranging from the medieval Jewish rabbi Rashi (who advised, "If you are going to interpret [this passage] in its plain sense, interpret it thus: At the beginning of the creation of heaven and earth, when the earth was (or the earth being) unformed and void . . . God said, ‘Let there be light.’") to Richard Elliott Friedman in his translation of the Five Books in "The Bible with Sources Revealed" (2002). There is a linked Table of Contents for each book and chapter.

Judging Jehovah's Witnesses

Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution


Author: Shawn Francis Peters

Publisher: N.A


Category: Freedom of religion

Page: 342

View: 2526

"A vivid depiction of the hysterical and brutal suppression of the Witnesses during the 1930s and 1940s and how their legal resistance transformed the civil liberties of all Americans. A story of cowardice and courage, well told."--Norman Dorsen, ACLU president 1976-1991. 24 photos.

The Passion Translation New Testament (2nd Edition)

With Psalms, Proverbs and Song of Songs


Author: Brian Simmons

Publisher: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN: 1424555337

Category: Bibles

Page: 1056

View: 5651

Encounter the Heart of God The Passion Translation® is a new, heart-level Bible translation that expresses God’s fiery heart of love, merging the emotion and life-changing truth of God’s Word. God longs to have his Word expressed in every language in a way that unlocks the passion of his heart. The goal of this translation is to trigger inside every reader an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible, unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the love language of God. If you’re hungry for God and want to know him on a deeper level, The Passion Translation will help you encounter God’s heart and discover what he has for your life. Bible features include:In-depth footnotes with insightful study notes, commentary, word studies, cross references, and alternate translationsExtensive introductions and outlines for each book Traditional two-column formatRich, contemporary font for Bible text “All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being just like the Scripture says!” John 7:37-38 Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. Psalm 5:3 I continue to pray for your love to grow and increase more and more until it overflows, bringing you into the rich revelation of spiritual insight in all things. And with this revelation you will come to know God fully as he imparts to you the deepest understanding of his ways. Philippians 1:9

Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, Volume 2

Making a "Catholic" Self, 388-401 C.E.


Author: Jason BeDuhn

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 081224494X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 538

View: 1251

A volume in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series.

Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, Volume 1

Conversion and Apostasy, 373-388 C.E.


Author: Jason David BeDuhn

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812207424

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

View: 4148

Augustine of Hippo is history's best-known Christian convert. The very concept of conversio owes its dissemination to Augustine's Confessions, and yet, as Jason BeDuhn notes, conversion in Augustine is not the sudden, dramatic, and complete transformation of self we likely remember it to be. Rather, in the Confessions Augustine depicts conversion as a lifelong process, a series of self-discoveries and self-departures. The tale of Augustine is one of conversion, apostasy, and conversion again. In this first volume of Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma, BeDuhn reconstructs Augustine's decade-long adherence to Manichaeism, apostasy from it, and subsequent conversion to Nicene Christianity. Based on his own testimony and contemporaneous sources from and about Manichaeism, the book situates many features of Augustine's young adulthood within his commitment to the sect, while pointing out ways he failed to understand or put into practice key parts of the Manichaean system. It explores Augustine's dissatisfaction with the practice-oriented faith promoted by the Manichaean leader Faustus and the circumstances of heightened intolerance, anti-Manichaean legislation, and pressures for social conformity surrounding his apostasy. Seeking a historically circumscribed account of Augustine's subsequent conversion to Nicene Christianity, BeDuhn challenges entrenched conceptions of conversion derived in part from Augustine's later idealized account of his own spiritual development. He closely examines Augustine's evolving self-presentation in the year before and following his baptism and argues that the new identity to which he committed himself bore few of the hallmarks of the orthodoxy with which he is historically identified. Both a historical study of the specific case of Augustine and a theoretical reconsideration of the conditions under which conversion occurs, this book explores the role religion has in providing the materials and tools through which self-formation and reformation occurs.

Divine Name King James Bible


Author: Jack Davidson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781513601465

Category: Bibles

Page: 888

View: 3620

Restores the Almighty God's Divine Name, JEHOVAH, to 6973 places and, JAH, in 50 places, to the UNREVISED text of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible. Contains the Divine Name Concordance which lists 7023 occurrences of God's Divine Name.

The Gospel According to John

Authorized King James Version


Author: N.A

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802136190

Category: Bibles

Page: 61

View: 8538

The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.

How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth

A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions


Author: Gordon D. Fee,Mark L. Strauss

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310539234

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 6481

With so many Bible translations available today, how can you find those that will be most useful to you? What is the difference between a translation that calls itself “literal” and one that is more “meaning-based”? And what difference does it make for you as a reader of God’s Word? How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth brings clarity and insight to the current debate over translations and translation theories. Written by two seasoned Bible translators, here is an authoritative guide through the maze of translations issues, written in language that everyday Bible readers can understand. Learn the truth about both the word-for-word and meaning-for-meaning translations approaches. Find out what goes into the whole process of translation, and what makes a translation accurate and reliable. Discover the strengths and potential weaknesses of different contemporary English Bible versions. In the midst of the present confusion over translations, this authoritative book speaks with an objective, fair-minded, and reassuring voice to help pastors, everyday Bible readers, and students make wise, well-informed choices about which Bible translations they can depend on and which will best meet their needs.

The Manichaean Body

In Discipline and Ritual


Author: Jason David BeDuhn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801871078

Category: Religion

Page: 354

View: 6470

Reconstructing Manichaeism from scraps of ancient texts and the ungenerous polemic of its enemies (such as the ex-Manichaean Augustine of Hippo), BeDuhn reveals for the first time the religion as it was actually practiced. He describes the Manichaeans' daily ritual meal, their stringent disciplinary codes (intended to prevent humans from harming plants and animals), and their secretive religious procedures designed to transform the cosmos and bring about the salvation of all living beings. Overturning long-held assumptions about Manichaean dualism, asceticism, spirituality, and the pursuit of salvation, The Manichaean Body changes completely how we look at this ancient religion and the environment in which Christianity arose. BeDuhn's conclusions revolutionize our understanding of the Manichaeans, clearly distinguishing them from Gnostics and other early Christian heretics and revealing them to be practitioners of a unique world religion.

The Original Aramaic Gospels in Plain English


Author: David Bauscher


ISBN: 0615156819

Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 678

This is the Four Gospels (Volume 1) of The New Testament in the language of Jesus and his countrymen of 1st century Israel, in an English prose translation from the Aramaic of The Peshitta New Testament. This translation is derived from the author's Aramaic-English Interlinear New Testament.Aramaic was used in Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ to make the film as realistic and accurate as possible. This New Testament will surprise and thrill the reader with its power and inspiration coming from the words of Yeshua (Jesus in ancient Aramaic) as He originally spoke them in a literal and readable English rendering.Some notes are included. 256 pages in B&W.

Ancient Book of Jasher

Referenced in Joshua 10:13; 2 Samuel 1:18; and 2 Timothy 3:8


Author: Ken Johnson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781438266756

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 8810

There are 13 ancient history books that are mentioned and recommended by the Bible. The Ancient Book of Jasher is the only one of the 13 that still exists. It is referenced in Joshua 10:13; 2 Samuel 1:18; and 2 Timothy 3:8. This volume contains the entire 91 chapters plus a detailed analysis of the supposed discrepancies, cross-referenced historical accounts, and detailed charts for ease of use. As with any history book there are typographical errors in the text but with three consecutive timelines running though the histories it is very easy to arrive at the exact dates of recorded events. It is not surprising that this ancient document confirms the Scripture and the chronology given in the Hebrew version of the Old Testament, once and for all settling the chronology differences between the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek Septuagint. The Ancient book of Jasher is brought to you by Biblefacts Ministries,

Bad Science

Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks


Author: Ben Goldacre

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771035764

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 6489

The informative and witty expose of the "bad science" we are all subjected to, called "one of the essential reads of the year" by New Scientist. We are obsessed with our health. And yet — from the media's "world-expert microbiologist" with a mail-order Ph.D. in his garden shed laboratory, and via multiple health scares and miracle cures — we are constantly bombarded with inaccurate, contradictory, and sometimes even misleading information. Until now. Ben Goldacre masterfully dismantles the questionable science behind some of the great drug trials, court cases, and missed opportunities of our time, but he also goes further: out of the bullshit, he shows us the fascinating story of how we know what we know, and gives us the tools to uncover bad science for ourselves. From the Hardcover edition.

Homage To Catalonia


Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 1443416762

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 9714

At the height of the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell served from 1936-1937 as a private for the POUM, the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification, an anti-Stalinist communist party. Seriously wounded in action and betrayed by the Communist Party, Orwell and his wife, Eileen, narrowly escaped arrest and returned to England in early summer 1937. Homage to Catalonia is Orwell’s moving account of his experiences during this period, capturing both his commitment to socialist ideals and his criticism of the Communists in Spain. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Book of Jasher


Author: Mordecai Manuel Noah

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 267

View: 5222