Monday, September 29, 2008

Translation for Translators

I haven't found much information yet on this new translation by Ellis W. Deibler, Jr. I caught a mention of it in the comments section of a blog post on Better Bible Blog. It appears that it should be or will be online at this Bible Translation web site. A newsletter from St. Giles Presbyterian Church says "Some of the key features of this "Translation for Translators" are shorter sentences, and simpler vocabulary. Abstract nouns are made into full clauses, and rhetorical questions are translated into statements. There is also a good bit of otherwise implicit information supplied in italics." A companion volume, A Translator's Translation, for the general public is also to be published. If anyone has more information or a website (with samples?) please let me know.

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