From Miles Smith’s Preface to the King James Bible 1611: “So the Syrian translation of the New testament is in most learned men’s libraries, …., and the Psalter in Arabic is with many ….”.
In what languages is the Bible written? What is the history of translation of the Bible into other languages? 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Luther’s publishing his 95 Theses the impact of which led to his translating the Bible into German. Luther in turn inspired Tyndale and subsequent English translations.
Does it matter that most of us read the Bible only in translation? Can translations ever faithfully reflect the original work – whether of the bible or of other works? Why is there a need constantly to revise translations? Do translations age differently from the original?
The purpose of the day is to stimulate reflection on these and other questions related to our reading and understanding of the Scriptures.
Taking place at St Endellion Church on 25 February from 10am to 3pm.
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