By Jan De Waard
During this quantity, the 1st of a projected sequence at the Hebrew Bible, de Waard goals to provide translators larger perception into the point of view of the textual critic to aid them discover a sturdy base for translation. although of basic curiosity for translators, scholars and students can be happy to discover that de Waard summarizes the arguments and rankings of the Hebrew outdated testomony textual content Project.
Because the ultimate file of the HOTTP was once released in French and was once the paintings of textual critics instead of translation experts, its priceless contribution was once discovered to have sensible boundaries. DeWaard's paintings can also be necessary since it examines 3 significant Jewish models as well as the Christian types chosen by way of the undertaking for study.
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3) If G would be original, it could hardly be understood how the more di¯cult reading of M came into being. Evaluation of Problems Translators may not be aware of the existence of this problem, since it is mostly ignored by commentators and since it does not ˜gure in the apparatus of our Hebrew Bibles. ” The translators did not ˜nd it necessary to give any justi˜cation of this version in a footnote. REB adapted this to a slightly more “common” language and proposed M as an alternative reading in a footnote.
Evaluation of Problems The only interpretational problem is whether the possessive su¯x in the Hebrew for “my ears” refers to the Lord or to the prophet. ” Such an interpretation and translation are not impossible. 14 it is more probable that the possessive su¯x refers to the prophet and that, in view of the following oath formula, a verb “to swear” has been left implicit as self-evident. 13 Proposals of Translation In modern translations explicit information will likewise have to be provided, not on textual, but on translational grounds.
Proposals of Translation The syntactic division and implied interpretation of M are behind translations like NRSV, “Indeed over all the glory there will be a canopy” and SR, “Car tout ce qui est glorieux sera mis à couvert,” which can therefore be used as a literal model. e. 9 Textual Decisions M has a very concise text: twOab;x] hw:hy“ yn:z“a;B] in my ears, Lord of Hosts,” and ancient versions as G, S and T already felt the need to make a verb “hear,” explicit in the translation or to provide at least a minimal gloss: “sunt haec,” “are these,” like V.
A Handbook on Isaiah by Jan De Waard