SIL International Home

Find Those Jews…again...and again on the new SIL International website.

Journal of Translation 1(1)

Those Jews…again...and again

Author  Newman, Barclay M.

Two of the most misunderstood words in the New Testament are “the Jews”! Unfortunately, this misperception of historical reality has resulted in merciless persecution and ethnic cleansing of millions of innocent people. Judaism—both during and after the lifetime of Jesus—was a diverse movement, represented in part by those various and varied groups of Jews who were the earliest followers of a Jew named Jesus. Careful attention to both the historical and contextual setting of each occurrence of this phrase in the New Testament will enable the translator to generate both a more accurate and a more sensitive text than the fallacious—and often fatal—perpetuation of a “literal” rendering.

  Those Jews…again...and again
Published  2005
Subject  Translation
Keywords  Exegesis; Translating "the Jews" in the New Testament; Translation