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Bible Versions
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1. General

Bible versions are subject to the same rules of translation as other texts, but with some qualification because of their special character. For the modern translator, it must first be determined which form of the text should serve as the basis for translation: the earliest attested form, or the form established by Masoretic scholars in the 9th/10th century for the Hebrew Bible and the standard text of 16th-century Renaissance scholarship for the Greek …

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Aland, Barbara and Rhodes, Erroll F., “Bible Versions”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_B225>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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