The topics covered in this volume, embracing both Old and New Testaments, range from detailed studies, such as how a particular Biblical verse might be rendered from Hebrew or Greek, to larger philosophical and hermeneutical issues – the importance of tradition; how translations come to be canonized; and how a modern translation can and should be evaluated. The value of this topical and highly informative volume lies not only in its insights into particular translational cruxes but in the questions raised and answers suggested regarding translation theory and practice in a range of scriptural texts.
Stanley E. Porter received his B.A. at Point Loma College, an M.A. from Claremont Graduate School, another M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. He has taught for post-secondary institutions in Canada, the USA, and the UK.
Richard Hess is Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, Colorado.