Scripture

Contemplative Prayer: Knowing God in the Biblical Sense

When translating any text into another language there are two approaches that one can take. On the one hand, literal translations strive to faithfully and consistently represent, as far as is possible, the source texts. In both Greek and Hebrew, which are the original languages of the Bible, word orderings are often different than they would be in English usage. A truly literal translation of biblical texts, then, would in many ways be incoherent, and certainly strange to our ears....