In Other Words

Posted December 18, 2017 11:28 pm by Robert Royal

In Other Words

I have translated, into English, three books and several essays from various languages. I mention this because, if you haven’t done such work, you probably won’t fully appreciate how even simple phrases can be difficult to render from one language to another.
Prayers can be especially tricky. Like the Bible itself, religious language is charged with multiple meanings often transcending our ability to parse out. Which is exactly what you would expect, given the Christian God – who both speaks to the simplest souls (i.e., all of us, to a degree) and also reveals things about Himself (primarily the Trinity) that

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