The Art and Science of Translation

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The Art and Science of Translation

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November 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Art and Science of Translation

Why do humans try to translate from one language to another? This session will look at the history of Bible translation to reflect on this question. We will note places where translation took place, stories told by translators, some of the basic principles followed by translators, and ideas to remember when you are reading a translation.

About the Instructor: Dr. Nancy Heisey

Nancy Heisey has taught biblical studies and church history for 21 years at Eastern Mennonite University and currently serves part-time as associate dean at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. One of her great joys is working on Greek translations of the New Testament and other early Christian texts. For the past 10 years she and her colleague Reta Finger have met regularly to translate, most recently the apocryphal book of Tobit. Her life and translation are also shaped by a childhood among the Navajo people with Brethren in Christ missionary parents, where she heard sermons being translated from English into Navajo every week.


November 19, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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