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Mobile Ed: BI181 Introducing Bible Translations (2 hour course)

Format: Digital
Publisher:
, 2014–2019

Overview

Bible translation expert Dr. Mark Strauss introduces the philosophies of translation in order to equip students in their selection of a specific version (or versions) of the Bible. Dr. Strauss compares functional and formal equivalence and describes the strengths and weaknesses of each. He discusses elements of language such as gender terminology, idioms, and metaphors to reveal the importance of this often-overlooked but fundamental part of preaching, teaching, and personal Bible study.

 

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Define the terms “formal equivalence” and “functional equivalence”
  • Describe key strengths and weaknesses of both formal equivalent translations and functional equivalent translations
  • List examples of formal equivalent, functional equivalent, and mediating translations
  • Describe ways languages can differ and the limitations those differences place on translation
  • Discuss the difficulties of translating idioms, metaphors, and collocations
  • Discuss the issue of grammatical gender versus biological gender and what that means for Bible translation

Introduction

  • Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Unit 1: Introduction to Bible Translation

  • Language and Translation
  • Philosophies of Translation
  • Comparing Translations Using the Version River Graph
  • Need for Translations
  • Examining the Various Translations of “Gospel”

Unit 2: Translation Processes

  • Lexical Semantics
  • Studying “Grace” with the Bible Sense Lexicon
  • Gender Language
  • Translating Idioms
  • Helpful Resources for Translating Biblical Idioms
  • Translating Metaphors
  • Using the UBS Handbooks to Help Translate Metaphors
  • Translating Collocations
  • Searching the NET Bible Notes for Collocations
  • The Precedence of Meaning over Form
  • Creating a Parallel Bible Layout in Logos

Unit 3: Translation Philosophies

  • Strengths of Formal Equivalence
  • Using Visual Filters to Highlight Greek Words in English Translations
  • Strengths of Functional Equivalence

Conclusion

  • Comparing Translations Using the Text Comparison Tool
  • Title: BI181 Introducing Bible Translations
  • Instructor: Mark L. Strauss
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 2
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Dr. Mark L. Strauss is the professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary in San Diego. He has written several books, including The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts, Distorting Scripture? The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy, and Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary series.