The Translator Is a Traitor

Roger Pearse notes some altered translations of Bible passages about sexual practices.

And here’s a paper by Daniel Jennings on how some significant Bible texts about divorce have been… softened.

It’s disappointing. And it shows that some people don’t care about saving souls.

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4 responses to “The Translator Is a Traitor

  1. “And it shows that some people don’t care about saving souls.”
    Ain’t that the truth! Unfortunately a lot of them are supposed to be in that business, so to speak. I sometimes imagine a squadron of souls, in miters and carrying crooks, standing before Christ, who says “You had one job.”

  2. 😦
    Indeed.

    ….that my brain is now doing a spin on deliberately brutal translation that would say “butt-f’ers and f’ers of butts” does not help matters.

  3. This is why I like the Douay-Rheims translation. You can find it online here: http://drbo.org/. Strongly recommend getting it in hard copy, btw.

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