A Restless Search: A History of Persian Translations of the by Kenneth J. Thomas

By Kenneth J. Thomas

A literary detective tale, a ancient survey, and a huge contribution to translation studies

This ebook from Kenneth J. Thomas is either a philological and linguistic research of Persian translations and a choice for interfaith cooperation. Thomas appraises biblical translation efforts from the 5th to the twenty-first centuries of Persian historical past whilst successive translators and teams of translators, occasionally of alternative faiths, labored to reshape and refine models of the Bible within the supple Persian language in their instances. stressed, impelled, and wide-ranging, it is a tale of translations commissioned by means of shahs, undertaken by means of Christian and Jewish groups, and produced through groups operating outdoors the country.


  • E-book version beneficial properties colour plates
  • Demonstration of the consequences of the shortcoming of a regular Persian vocabulary for key biblical phrases on literary variety and observe selection
  • Technical analyses and overviews of Persian biblical translations
  • A cautious exam of 16 centuries' worthy of Bible translations

Kenneth J. Thomas was once a translation advisor of the United Bible Societies for 20 years, within which he labored with translation initiatives within the center East and South Asia. Thomas is the co-author of A instruction manual on Ezra and Nehemiah with Philip A. Noss, and Structure and Orality in 1 Peter: A advisor for Translators with Margaret O. Thomas, either books released through the United Bible Society.

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