Stanley Porter and Mark Boda here bring together a group of respected theologians to provide an up-to-date assessment of translation of the New Testament in terms of textual criticism, translation theory, and theology. Each section includes theoretical essays on the interface of a given area with particular issues in translation, followed by applications of the theory to a common passage—the story of the rich man and Lazarus found in Luke 16:19-31. Advocates of different positions note the translational implications that follow from choosing a particular textual tradition or type over another. These differing perspectives allow for both theoretical diversity and concrete differences in the practice of translation.
Mark J. Boda is Professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario and has authored books including After God’s Own Heart in the Gospel according to the Old Testament series, Haggai, Zechariah in the NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC) series, and ‘Return To Me’: A Biblical Theology of Repentance in the New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT) series.
Stanley Porter is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of several books, including Idioms of the Greek New Testament, Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, Paul in Acts, and The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research. Porter is also the editor of more than forty other books.