Various Issues in Hermeneutics

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Lesson

Inerrancy of the Bible is an important foundation for the process of translation. Some translations focus more on "word-for-word" equivalents and some focus more on "thought-for-thought" equivalents. Some translations include footnotes to explain a verse that is ambiguous or controversial. 

Outline

Various Issues in Hermeneutics

I. Need for new translations

II. What does it mean to be "without error?"

III. Translation Philosophy

A. Word-for-word

B. Thought-for-thought

IV. Translation Preference

V. Comparison of RSV and NRSV

VI. Individual vs. Committee Translations

VII. The use of footnotes

VIII. Comparison of Galatians 3:23-29

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