18.6.08

TRANSLATION ISSUES

Ugley vicar and Fern Winter shared this conversation the other day which I found useful:

"We need to see that Scripture is itself an act of God - an act which caused a word to be written, ultimately with the purpose of revealing Christ and always so as to bring people into covenant with God (hence Old Testament, New Testament)."

Regrettably, perhaps, the 'word' was not 'caused to be written' in English. There are a huge number of issues around the translation of ancient texts as anyone who's struggled to understand what Paul is saying in Greek rather than what people think he's saying in English, could evidence.

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