ANALYSING THE FRAMES OF A BIBLE. The Case of the Setswana Translations of the Book of Ruth

  • This volume of BiAS is on theory and practise of biblical tranlation. In 1857, Setswana language produced the first complete Bible in a Bantu language. The second Setswana Bible was published in 1908 – the third in 1970. In each case, different circumstances, factors or contextual frames of reference dictated the need for such a Bible version. The frames converged to cause differences between the meanings of the Setswana Bibles and their sources. This book demonstrates how specific socio-cultural, organisational, linguistic, textual and communicational frames probably influenced the outcome of each Bible. It subsequently presents a framework for analysing existing Bibles and for minimising the occurrence of shifts in prospective translations. The book of Ruth is used as an example while Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) is treated as an ideal source text.

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Author:Sidney K. BERMAN
Editor:Joachim Kügler
Publishing Institution:Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication:2014
Pages / Size:305 S. : Ill.
Collections (Serial Number):Bible in Africa Studies (16)
Remarks:Zugl.: Stellenbosch, Univ., Diss., 2013
Year of first publication:2013
Source/Other editions:Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2014 (18,50 EUR)
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SWD-Keyword:Heilige Schrift ; Übersetzung ; Tswana-Sprache ; Online-Publikation
Keywords:Biblical Studies; Book of Ruth; Botswana; Old Testament; Translation Theory
DDC-Classification:2 Religion / 22 Bibel / 220 Bibel
RVK-Classification:BC 2509
Document Type:Book or monograph
Publishing Institution:University of Bamberg Press, Universitätsbibliothek Bamberg
Release Date:2015/01/15
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell (CC BY-NC 3.0)