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Journal of Translation 3(1)

Translating the Levitical sacrifices

Author  Jemphrey, Michael

In this article, I begin with section 1 by presenting the five main sacrifices found in the first seven chapters of Leviticus, including their relations to the requirement for Israel to be holy. In section 2, I describe the functions of the levitical sacrifices, and in section 3, I compare these with the functions of the multifarious sacrifices carried out by the Supyire people in southern Mali. After arguing the case for translating the functions rather than the forms of the levitical sacrifices (contra the majority of English translations), I present, in section 4, suggestions for Supyire renderings of the sacrifices based on their functions.

  Translating the Levitical sacrifices
Published  2007
Languages  Hebrew, Ancient [hbo]
Senoufo, Supyire [spp]
Country  Mali
Subject  Translation
Keywords  Levitical sacrifices; exegesis; Supyire sacrifices; Translating the names of Levitical sacrifices by function; Translation