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Bible In Translation

15th March 2013

 

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  

                                                                                                            John 1:14a

 

 

“There is a history of the translation of the Bible because there was a translation of the Word into flesh.”

     Andrew Walls, The Missionary Movement in Christian History, p 26.

 

The translation of the Bible is a concrete act which draws a multitude of disciplines together into a unified whole.   Wirkungsgechichte seeks to specialize in a number of these disciplines without losing its emphasis upon the practical application of these disciplines for the sake of the gospel.  As such we begin with Bible translation and end with encouragement toward creative translation in our own time, all in the hopes of aiding in the re-evangelization of Western culture.  It is only natural, then, that we begin with a time line of translations of the Bible.

 

The Hebrew Scriptures were originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic.  But as Israelite people and culture were more and more influenced by Greco-Roman culture and language it became clear that the Scriptures needed to be translated into the language of the dominant culture.  The septuagint was the result.

 

 

 

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