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Bibil Identifier bibil:212978
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) History and Theory of Scripture Translations
Author Loba-Mkole, Jean-Claude
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 253-266 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article argues for the importance of Bible translations through its historical achievements and theoretical frames of reference. The missionary expansion of Christianity owes its very being to translations. The early Christian communities knew the Bible through the LXX translations while churches today still continue to use various translations. Translations shape Scripture interpretations, especially when a given interpretation depends on a particular translation. A particular interpretation can also influence a given translation. The article shows how translation theories have been developed to clarify and how the transaction source-target is culturally handled. The articles discuss some of these “theoretical frames”, namely the functional equivalence, relevance, literary functional equivalence and intercultural mediation. By means of a historical overview and a reflection on Bible translation theories the article aims to focus on the role of Africa in translation history.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Methodology
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