Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How the Bible means …

… Informal Inquiries: The Bible's beauty and meaning: a book review.

What is needed is the commitment to establishing a kind of literary relationship with those who gave us the Scriptures—as Ruden describes it, “a relationship with them as clever and imaginative people.” This is precisely what she doesn’t see in so many of our contemporary Bible renderings. Ruden is kicking the tires of these versions and finding them seriously deflated—flat presentations filled with predictable phrasings and anemic construals.

I have become a fan of Ronald Knox's translation.

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