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  • Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creation?

    1. Yes.

    2. No.

    3. No I do not, neither do I believe in the Genesis account of creation.
    13
    Yes I do.
    53.85%
    7
    No I do not.
    23.08%
    3
    No I do not, nor do I believe in it.
    23.08%
    3
    Last edited by rejoice44; Oct 5th 2012, 02:58 AM.

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    Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

    Originally posted by rejoice44 View Post
    1. Yes I do.

    2. No I do not.

    3. No I do not, neither do I believe in the Genesis account of creation.
    The question is valid of course, but a translator is one who has the command of languages, not revelation of scripture. The great King James Bible has the word "Easter" used for the word "Passah" because the translators went according to (their) revelation and not language. Maybe a better question would be, "should a Teacher of scripture believe in the Genesis account of creation?" After all, it is he that sets forth doctrine.

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      Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

      Originally posted by Walls View Post
      The question is valid of course, but a translator is one who has the command of languages, not revelation of scripture. The great King James Bible has the word "Easter" used for the word "Passah" because the translators went according to (their) revelation and not language. Maybe a better question would be, "should a Teacher of scripture believe in the Genesis account of creation?" After all, it is he that sets forth doctrine.
      The question is worded correctly. You have the option of yes or no. I take it you voted no.

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      • #4
        Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

        The question probes deeper than the one you asked. What if the Genesis account is not communicating what you think it is? Secondly, I believe the pronouns in the voting options are incorrect; should not they be "he/she should not" instead of "I do not"?

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        • #5
          Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

          Originally posted by MarleVVLL View Post
          The question probes deeper than the one you asked. What if the Genesis account is not communicating what you think it is? Secondly, I believe the pronouns in the voting options are incorrect; should not they be "he/she should not" instead of "I do not"?
          Why do you want to revise my question? The question is simple, and pertains to the beliefs of translators, and whether anyone feels it is relevant to the way a translator applies himself to his translation. It is not a hard question, nor do I have any desire to go deeper than the question itself.

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          • #6
            Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

            Originally posted by MarleVVLL View Post
            The question probes deeper than the one you asked. What if the Genesis account is not communicating what you think it is? Secondly, I believe the pronouns in the voting options are incorrect; should not they be "he/she should not" instead of "I do not"?
            The question isn't hard to understand.
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            • #7
              Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

              Originally posted by MarleVVLL View Post
              The question probes deeper than the one you asked. What if the Genesis account is not communicating what you think it is? Secondly, I believe the pronouns in the voting options are incorrect; should not they be "he/she should not" instead of "I do not"?
              You are right, I did not word it correctly. It should have been 1. yes, 2. no, & 3. no, and I do not believe in the Genesis account myself.

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              • #8
                Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                I have no idea what your personal theology is, but I suspect if you are going to reject a translation because of a theological disagreement with one or more of the translators you're going to have a tough time choosing.

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                  Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                  Yes, yes I do...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                    Originally posted by crawfish View Post
                    I have no idea what your personal theology is, but I suspect if you are going to reject a translation because of a theological disagreement with one or more of the translators you're going to have a tough time choosing.
                    Does it matter if the translator is the editor of the translation committee?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                      Originally posted by rejoice44 View Post
                      Does it matter if the translator is the editor of the translation committee?
                      I'm not concerned at all, as long as the translator is intent on creating an honest translation. I'd be more worried about a translator with an agenda, regardless of their beliefs.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                        I believe that a translator's task is to translate the words into what the foreign language phrases mean. The requirement for a translator is honesty, not theology. It should not matter what the translator believes in really, unless he is doing a paraphrase translation.

                        He does not have to agree with the content of those phrases in order to translate them - if it is to be ultimately and word-for-word translation. When that is done, nobody will actually know what is meant unless the translator knows the intent of the words. He does not have to agree with the teaching, but he has to pass it on honestly.

                        However, if it is to be a thought-for-thought translation, he has to understand the ideas behind the phrases. He has to know the thoughts in the work. He cannot do an accurate job without the understanding that comes with knowing the lesson being taught, or he'll screw it up. A simple word change can cause a flood of argument.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                          Originally posted by crawfish View Post
                          I'm not concerned at all, as long as the translator is intent on creating an honest translation. I'd be more worried about a translator with an agenda, regardless of their beliefs.
                          If a person doesn't believe in the biblical account of Adam, they would have no probem with a translator who doesn't believe either. What amazes me is the number of heads of translation committees that don't believe in the Genesis account of Adam. If the head of the department of theology at, say Yale or Princeton, doesn't believe in the biblical account of Adam, then it is likely that the graduates from those institutions woudn't believe either.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                            Originally posted by rejoice44 View Post
                            If a person doesn't believe in the biblical account of Adam, they would have no probem with a translator who doesn't believe either. What amazes me is the number of heads of translation committees that don't believe in the Genesis account of Adam. If the head of the department of theology at, say Yale or Princeton, doesn't believe in the biblical account of Adam, then it is likely that the graduates from those institutions woudn't believe either.
                            Which interpretation of the account of Adam should they have? Even among those who hold a young-earth view, there is some wide discrepancy in the details they believe. For instance: some believe in no death at all for any animal, some accept animal death.

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                              Re: Do you believe it necessry that a translator believes in Genesis account of creat

                              Originally posted by crawfish View Post
                              Which interpretation of the account of Adam should they have? Even among those who hold a young-earth view, there is some wide discrepancy in the details they believe. For instance: some believe in no death at all for any animal, some accept animal death.
                              Why confuse the issue? The issue is whether one believes the words of Genesis. If you believe Adam had an ancestor you don't believe the bible. If you don't believe the bible you are an unbeliever and without faith.

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