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The Word: How We Translate the Bible—and Why It Matters

Author: John Barton.

The Word: How We Translate the Bible—and Why It Matters

Author: John Barton.

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Item #: D40316
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2023
Publisher: Basic
ISBN: 9781541603684
Throughout history, most Jewish and Christian believers have understood scripture not in the languages in which it was first written but rather in their own—in translation. Far from a mere academic exercise, biblical translation has shaped how we answer faith's most enduring questions about the nature of God and the possibility of salvation. In additio... More
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Throughout history, most Jewish and Christian believers have understood scripture not in the languages in which it was first written but rather in their own—in translation. Far from a mere academic exercise, biblical translation has shaped how we answer faith's most enduring questions about the nature of God and the possibility of salvation. In addition to considering questions of literal versus free translation, literary style, and inclusive language, Oxford's John Barton draws out scriptural translation's role at critical junctures in religious history.


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