Deuteronomy chapter 23

Topics: Bible, New International Version, Translation Pages: 4 (2381 words) Published: October 27, 2014

RESEARCH PAPER
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
OF
THE REQUIREMENT
FOR
OLD TESTAMENT
INTRODUCTION I, S1112-21
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Topic Page (s)
Table of Contents ……………………………………………….ii Introduction …. ……..…………………………………………..…..3 Formal Equivalence verse Functional Equivalence……………………3 Conclusion of where the passage logically begins and
where it logically ends……………………………………..………6 Differ in wording: Meaning may different ……………………………7 Conclusion of formal and free translation……..………………….……9 Bibliography ……………………………………………………….11 Introduction

“Before we can begin to analyze a passage in the Bible, we must know where the passage logically begins and where it logically ends.” Just like any narrative story, it must separate into a paragraph to understand and fully comprehend what the passage is. I will compare four different bible translation books in order to see why some bible books has section heading in chapter verse where there is no section heading in other bibles. The passages I have chosen is Deuteronomy Chapter 23 as my analyzing discussion. Here I will present with The King James Version (also known as the Authorized Version) 1611 (KJV), The Revised Standard Version, 1952 (RSV), The Updated New American Standard bible, 1995 (NASU) and The New International Version 1973 (NIV). Formal Equivalence verse Functional Equivalence

The KJV and RSV fall more into a formal equivalence, which attempt to keep as close to the “form” of the Hebrew or Greek or often described as “literal.” Whereas both NASU and NIV fall into functional equivalence, which attempt to keep the meaning of the Hebrew or Greek but to put their words and idioms into what would be normal way of saying the same thing in English. In KJV, RSV and NASU did not have any section heading in the chapter 23 of Deuteronomy from beginning to end of the chapter, whereas NIV had three different section heading, one in verse from 1-8, second one from 9-14 and finally from...
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