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New College Berkeley presents What Makes a Bible Translation Good? with U.C. Berkeley professor Richard Rhodes, Tuesday evening, October 7, 7 p.m. Berkeley Covenant Church, 1632 Hopkins, Fireside Room
There are many translations of the Bible to choose from. Some are closer to the original languages and some read more like natural English. This seminar will ask how we evaluate which versions are better or worse.
Richard Rhodes (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Associate Dean in the College of Letters and Science at U.C. Berkeley. His work has been centered on American Indian languages, but he spent some years as a regular contributor to a popular blog on Bible translation, and he is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature.