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Episode 4: How does translation into English affect meaning in biblical stories? EPISODE 3

Sometimes, readers of the Bible underestimate the effects of translation on the meanings that arise from particular Bible stories. In this episode, Jeanne and Jennifer discuss the complexities of translation, exploring a number of specific examples in which changes made in the process of translation from Hebrew to English--or Hebrew to Greek to English--introduce meanings that do not exist in the original language, or erase certain ideas or images that are in the original but are missing from the English translation.

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