Sunday, June 18, 2006

Bible translation: Fact and Fiction

Dibone reading Exodus

Fiction: Bible translators merely translate.

Fact: Bible translators are:

Evangelists, making known the greatest story ever told.
Church planters, laying a sure foundation for the church.
Journalists, giving access to vital information.
Revolutionaries, overthrowing falsehoods.
Soldiers, protecting the defenceless and invading Satan's territory.
Economists, helping people manage life's real resources.
Farmers, making "food" for the world.
Transporters, moving people from one kingdom to another.

(From "Bible, Babel and Babble: The Foundations of Bible Translation," Scott Munger – slightly modified)