Friday, December 14, 2018

On translating the Joseph story into English

PROF. EVERETT FOX: Torah in Translation: Rendering the Story of Joseph in English.
Translating the Torah from Hebrew into a different language is a huge challenge: What is the right balance between composing a text that reads smoothly while capturing the flavor of its original language? When I translated the Torah and the Early Prophets, I navigated this tension in favor of keeping the Hebrew flavor.
For more on Professor Fox and his translation work, see here.

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