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Verbum et Ecclesia

versão On-line ISSN 2074-7705
versão impressa ISSN 1609-9982

Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.29 no.1 Pretoria  2008




The African agent discovered: The recognition and involvement of the African biblical interpreter in Bible translation



S V Coertze

University of Pretoria




This article explores the extent to which the role of the African biblical interpreter is acknowledged in the process of Bible translation, as the Bible and Bible translation form an important part of the establishment of the African church on the continent of Africa. It points out that even though foreign discovery of African agency in Bible translation is evident, indigenous discovery of the same is largely absent. Part of the relevance of this article is for the African church to own and be actively involved in the translation of the Bible into the remaining African languages that are in need of a translation of the Bible.



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1 Nagraadse student, Prof P G J Meiring, Departement Godsdiens- en Sendingwetenskap, Universiteit van Pretoria.

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