By Jan De Waard
During this quantity, the 1st of a projected sequence at the Hebrew Bible, de Waard goals to offer translators greater perception into the point of view of the textual critic to aid them discover a sturdy base for translation. although of fundamental curiosity for translators, scholars and students can be happy to discover that de Waard summarizes the arguments and rankings of the Hebrew outdated testomony textual content Project.
Because the ultimate record of the HOTTP used to be released in French and used to be the paintings of textual critics instead of translation experts, its important contribution was once discovered to have sensible barriers. DeWaard's paintings can also be useful since it examines 3 significant Jewish models as well as the Christian models chosen by means of the venture for study.
Future volumes are deliberate to hide different parts of the Hebrew Bible/Old testomony.
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Since the diˆerences between the translations of the two texts are rather subtle, it may not always be possible to follow this advice. ” In languages without passive voice such a rendering becomes even obligatory. Corrections should be avoided and certainly no comparison with G should be suggested in a footnote as G stays rather close to M. ,” is obtained. ” This rendering is closely connected with the particular interpretation G gives of verse 18. One can say, however, that the Greek translator has made an activecausative transformation of the same verb and that the indicative mood of the verb is presupposed; (3) it is far from certain that awOB in verse 10 should be interpreted as an imperative form.
It seems that through the use of the singular the initiative of the king of Aram is brought into focus whereas the activities of the king of Israel become entirely secondary. 2) underlines the correctness of such a view. Proposals of Translation It seems therefore appropriate to translate the verse in such a way that the focus on Rezin is maintained. For some languages REB could serve as a model: “When Ahaz son of Jotham and grandson of Uzziah was ruler of Judah, King Rezin of Aram with Pekah son of Remaliah, king of Israel, marched on Jerusalem, but was unable to reduce it” (so also GrN, BJ, Chouraqui).
24, “exhausted from hunger,” as a better parallel with “parched with thirst” in the second half line of 13b. This purely conjectural reading has not been taken into account because of lack of textual evidence. Ehrlich refers to Gen. 30 where he remarks (1908, 176) that μytim] always has a pejorative meaning of “poor devil” and thinks (1912, 21) that M should not be changed. 17 Isaiah 1–10 25 Proposals of Translation Translations, as said above, tend to follow the ancient versions in such renderings as “die of hunger” (NIV, NRSV) and “starve to death” (GNB, REB).
A Handbook on Isaiah by Jan De Waard