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Old Testament Essays

On-line version ISSN 2312-3621
Print version ISSN 1010-9919

Abstract

HOLTER, Knut. To the Question of an Ethics of Bible Translation: Some Reflections in Relation to Septuagint Isaiah 6:1 and 19:25. Old testam. essays [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.3, pp.651-662. ISSN 2312-3621.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/2312-3621/2018/v31n3a14.

The essay discusses two texts from Septuagint Isaiah-6:1 and 19:25- in dialogue with some concerns of recent discourses of Bible translation ethics. The main focus of the essay is the question of a translation's "loyalty" vis-à-vis source text, target language and culture, and other actors involved in the translation process. It is argued that the two case texts from Septuagint Isaiah offer different solutions; whereas 6:1 accentuates a concept already present in the Hebrew text, 19:25 thus offering a competing plot to that of the Hebrew text.

Keywords : Ethics; Isaiah; loyalty; Septuagint; translation.

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