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Elements of Interpretation
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Elements of Interpretation

Johann August Ernesti

Published by General Books | Language - English | Binding - Paper Back

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827. Excerpt: ... PART III. ON TRANSLATING THE SCRIPTURES.. 188. An interpreter should not only understand the Scriptures, but be able to explain them well, so as to give an exact delineation of the original. An interpreter should not only possess a thorough understanding of the Scriptures, but also the faculty of interpreting and explaining them well. On this subject, it may be proper to say a few things. The object of interpretation is to give the sense of an author, without addition, diminution, or change. A version ought to be an exact image of the original archetype, in which image nothing should be drawn either greater or less, better or worse, than the original; but so composed that it might be acknowledged as another original itself. It follows, that a translator should use those words, and those only, which clearly express all the meaning of the author, and in the same manner as the author. But this needs illustration. 189. The words of the version ought to correspondas exactly as possible to those of the original. First, as the same meaning must be conveyed, those words are to be selected, the force of which plainly corresponds to that of the original, and which are not ambiguous, but of a plain and established meaning among those for whom the translation is made. Those words are to be preferred (if such can be found) which correspond altogether with the words of the author, in respect to etymology, tropical use, and construction. But great caution is necessary here, in judging whether the usage of the two languages agrees. Otherwise no version can be made, which can be well understood by those who are ignorant of the original language; but rather an obscuration of the author, and not unfrequently a perversion of him. For men will understand the. wo...

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Book: Elements of Interpretation
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ISBN-13: 9781458939616
Product Code 9781458939616
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2012-02-01
Publisher: General Books
Number of Pages: 00044
Language: English

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