15 Minute History: How Jews Translate the Bible and Why

Contributed By: Elisheva Cohen
Language of Presentation: English
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Institution/Provider: University of Texas at Austin
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In this episode of 15 Minute History, host Christopher Rose talks to Leonard Greenspoon, Professor of Near Eastern Civilizations and Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University. Dr. Greenspoon discusses the process of translating a religious text, in this instance the Jewish Bible, into a modern language. In particular, he notes the role of interpretation in translation and what that means for those who translate it as well as those who read it. >

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