The Transparent English Bible is a refreshing translation of the Bible from the two oldest complete texts, the Hebrew Bible and the Leningrad Codex.
The TEB is decidedly on the “literal” side of this spectrum, although the concept of transparency better conveys its theory and method. The basic idea of transparency is that one should be able to “peer through” the English translation, and, to whatever extent possible, see, hear, and even feel, the dynamics of the original text. This includes alliteration, puns and word plays, idioms, rhythms, redundancies, and even obscurities—allowing the English reader an entrance into the complex world of the host languages, that all too often is the privileged domain of the specialist.
It is a work in progress and, so far, a significant portion of Genesis is downloadable as PDF. It's a good idea to read the reader's guide and translation notes before you start on the text. It's most certainly worth a look.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. - Shakespeare
Ah, I see they got "the side" right in Genesis 2:21. For centuries, this has been translated, unjustifiably, as "rib". And has caused much confusion. So I'm thinking I do want a copy of this when it is is finished.
Very cool. Thank you for the link
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