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




Professorship/Faculty: Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften 
Author(s): Berman, Sidney K.
Editors: Kügler, Joachim
Pages / Size: 305 S. : Ill.
Language(s): English
Corporate Body: Lehrstuhl für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2014
ISBN: 978-3-86309-280-1
978-3-86309-281-8
Series ; Volume: Bible in Africa Studies  ; 16
Source/Other editions: Parallel erschienen als Druckausg. in der University of Bamberg Press, 2014 (18,50 EUR)
Year of first publication: 2013
Remark: 
Zugl.: Stellenbosch, Univ., Diss., 2013
Link to order the print version: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/ubp/
Abstract: 
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.
SWD Keywords: Heilige Schrift ; Übersetzung ; Tswana-Sprache ; Online-Publikation
Keywords: Botswana, Biblical Studies, Book of Ruth, Translation Theory, Old Testament
DDC Classification: 220 The Bible 
RVK Classification: BC 2509   
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC - Attribution - NonCommercial 3.0 International
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-250198
Document Type: Book
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/20780
Release date: 2. October 2014

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