By Jan De Waard
During this quantity, the 1st of a projected sequence at the Hebrew Bible, de Waard goals to provide translators greater perception into the point of view of the textual critic to assist them discover a strong base for translation. notwithstanding of basic 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scholars and students can be happy to discover that de Waard summarizes the arguments and rankings of the Hebrew outdated testomony textual content Project.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 file of the HOTTP was once released in French and was once the paintings of textual critics instead of translation experts, its helpful contribution was once came upon to have useful obstacles. DeWaard's paintings can be necessary since it examines 3 significant Jewish models as well as the Christian types chosen through the undertaking for study.
Future volumes are deliberate to hide different parts of the Hebrew Bible/Old testomony.
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Extra resources for A Handbook on Isaiah
4: “I led them with cords of human kindness” and to refer to the Babylonian practice mentioned above. Functional equivalence translations may have some problems with the metaphor and comparison. Elimination of both along the lines of TEV, “You are doomed! You are unable to break free from your sins,” should, however, be avoided in order to prevent serious loss of impact. In some languages, the metaphor may have to be changed into an idiom and the comparison kept. In others the comparison may have to be spelled out.
11 Textual Decisions The problem in this verse concerns the vocalization and meaning of the form hl;a;v]. This form could either be interpreted as an imperative “ask,” or as a noun with the meaning “Sheol,” “underworld” + direction, or, + locative. ” S certainly has done the same, whereas nothing can be concluded from 1Q-a because of its defective form. It is also di¯cult to induce something from G because it presents the information of the verse in a very compact way. ” Four B votes have been given to the vocalization hl;a;v] of M and the meaning “sheol” on the basis of the following arguments: the vocalization of M is a deliberate rhetoric device to permit a more successful assonance with the following hl;m;l] as defended by Vitringa and Ewald, or the vocalization of M can be considered as a pausal form of hl;aov], as defended by Delitzsch (140).
Especially when Rosenmüller is right with his statement that dwObK;, “glory,” without the de˜nite article never refers to the glory of God. If this is true, the glory can only be the glory, or the glorious condition, of Jerusalem which will be further protected (Delitzsch, 101). Proposals of Translation The syntactic division and implied interpretation of M are behind translations like NRSV, “Indeed over all the glory there will be a canopy” and SR, “Car tout ce qui est glorieux sera mis à couvert,” which can therefore be used as a literal model.
A Handbook on Isaiah by Jan De Waard