The Challenge of Hebrew Bible Love Poetry : A Pleonastic Approach to the Translation of Metaphor-Part 2

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de Hulster , I J 2020 , ' The Challenge of Hebrew Bible Love Poetry : A Pleonastic Approach to the Translation of Metaphor-Part 2 ' , Bible Translator. Technical Papers , vol. 71 , no. 2 , pp. 209-220 . https://doi.org/10.1177/2051677020910343

Title: The Challenge of Hebrew Bible Love Poetry : A Pleonastic Approach to the Translation of Metaphor-Part 2
Author: de Hulster, Izaak J.
Contributor organization: Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (CSTT)
Faculty of Theology
Date: 2020-08
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Bible Translator. Technical Papers
ISSN: 0260-0935
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2051677020910343
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340713
Abstract: Part 1 of this article made a case for "pleonastic" translation, i.e., adding pleonasms (synonymous adjectives) to metaphorical nouns to bridge the cultural distance between the ancient Israelite text and the present-day reader. Part 2 exemplifies this approach with a translation of some of the body-description verses from the Song of Songs (esp. 7.2-6 [English 7.1-5]). Introductory considerations concerning this biblical book are offered, addressing, e.g., life-setting, register, and hermeneutical key. Rooted in translation theory and metaphor theory, this article draws attention to the various aspects of the Song of Songs and proposes a "dynamic equivalent" way (following Nida and Taber's call for clarity) to provide present-day readers with a comprehensible translation of its ancient metaphors. This results in a respectful translation with additional pleonasms and other types of elucidations.
Subject: 614 Theology
Song of Songs, translation, metaphor, Hebrew poetry, pleonastic approach, description song, Song of Songs 7.2-6 (English 7.1-5), Bible translation, Hebrew love poetry
Song of Songs
translation
metaphor
Hebrew poetry
pleonastic approach
description song
Song of Songs 7.2-6 (English 7.1-5)
Bible translation
Hebrew love poetry
SONGS
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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