BIBLE TRANSLATION MAGAZINE: All Things Bible Translation (May 2013)
In the New International Version , Mark 5: 41 reads:. There are several possible conclusions to be drawn here. Perhaps the omission highlights the intention to domesticate, or to simplify, or to minimise the markers of translation. Authority shifts from the writer Mark to the editors or translators or both. Again, for this analysis, it will be necessary to consider the skopos of the translation as we will be using the New International Version , The Message and The Amplified Bible. To this end a short description of the translation strategies of each translating group will precede the example.
Paul is talking about the negative effect of false teachers whose teaching would lead to ungodliness. The Latin is concise and to the point:.
Latin Vulgate. What is interesting is the choice of adjectives and their number. The Bible gateway website explains:. The Committee held to certain goals for the NIV: that it be an Accurate, Beautiful, Clear, and Dignified translation suitable for public and private reading, teaching, preaching, memorizing, and liturgical use.
New International Version. We will use this model as our starting point and move on to our next sample. The goal of The Message , as explained on the Bible Gateway website, is. The original books of the Bible were not written in formal language. The Message tries to recapture the Word in the words we use today. The Message version information: Bible Gateway. The Message.
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In his attempt to modernise and make the content relevant to the present times Peterson inserts what is not present in any of the sources. He directs the interpretation of the passage. By specifying a particular situation he removes the possibility of other perhaps more spiritual interpretations. More importantly some of what is present in the source texts is lost. It attempts to take both word meaning and context into account in order to accurately translate the original text from one language into another.
The Amplified Bible does this through the use of explanatory alternate readings and amplifications to assist the reader in understanding what Scripture really says. Multiple English word equivalents to each key Hebrew and Greek word clarify and amplify meanings that may otherwise have been concealed by the traditional translation method. The Amplified Bible present on the Bible Gateway matches the printing. The Amplified Bible version information: Bible Gateway. The Amplified Bible. This phrase surprisingly has no expansion or amplification.
A dual text invites comparison between translations and in this format the Amplified Bible acts as a commentary for the NASB. However, presented alone, the Amplified version presents a much more forceful and emphatic text than the NASB. The word logos is masculine in Greek, neuter in the Latin rendering verbum, but may be rendered as a feminine noun in some gendered European languages palavera in Portuguese, palabra in Spanish, parole in French, parola in Italian.
In those languages, if the word chosen is feminine, grammar requires the subsequent personal pronoun to be feminine. But a feminine pronoun referring to God or Christ may compromise the meaning of the passage. Translators use various methods to extract the required interpretation from the source almost in spite of syntactical difficulties. This is better illustrated with examples. La Bible du Semeur is the International Bible Societies French Translation of and uses a neat grammatical trick to avoid the gender conflict.
The version of J. Here is the Louis Segondtranslation:. During the same decade, the focus of translation studies turned towards the representation of gender in translation Simon, ; von Flotow, Translators of the Bible during this time would necessarily confront the same issues, so publicly were they debated. Because of the complexity of the source material some modern translations have a tendency to elucidate, to simplify, to interpret rather than present the text either literally as it is or in all its many other possible forms. The purpose of translation during the Reformation was initially to lay the Bible open for the general masses and remove it from the sole interpretive authority of the contemporary dominant institution.
Keeping to the literal sense prevented accusations of distortion through translation. Once open to the people, however, the function of translation became the interpretation of the source in a particular way, supporting a particular interpretation or ideology. The availability of many translations allows for specific functions: a separate skopos for each translation but also a separate skopos for each translator or group of translators.
Embedded commentary, on the other hand, amounts to positive intervention on the part of the translator or editor; it is an attempt to open the text to the reader by providing information necessary for its interpretation. There is no particular attempt to persuade the reader of a particular point of view, only to provide what is necessary for the interpretation of the information.
The question is whether this attitude is subconscious, unconscious or consciously held. It could be interpreted as an attempt to guide or influence the reader and is considerably different from simply providing information as an aside. Finally, the linguistic tension produced by translating some elements of the source text from one language to another highlights a process of fitting the translation into a presupposed interpretation of the source text. Rather than translating what is present linguistically, the translator feels impelled to translate what is present theologically, even if that means distorting the target text.
Is this not a place for commentary rather than target text distortion? The extracts cited have been retrieved from the following websites:. The Amplified Bible version information, The Bible Gateway, The Teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg Vol. Living by the Book.
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