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Community Participation in Scripture Version Design (Hardback)

An Experiment in Translating Jonah into Sabaot

P&S History > Theology & Religion > Christianity

Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Biblical Intersections
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781607244080
Published: 17th March 2011
Casemate UK Academic

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What strategies can be applied in producing an alternative version of Scripture that is complementary to the existing translation(s) and acceptable to the target audience? This book answers this question by exploring a theoretical strategy for this purpose. On the basis of Christiane Nord’s functionalist theory of translation, the author of this book formulated a Participatory Approach to Bible Translation and experimented with it in translating the book of Jonah into Sabaot, a Kenyan language. This book provides an excellent model for involving communities in the production of Scripture translations.

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