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Translator’s Competence And Intention In LXX-Joshua 2

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The Greek Joshua has attracted some of the best minds during the past century. With respect to the translator's intention, a similar thing happens. For example, when Emanuel Tov discusses the paradox that the Joshua translator often renders his parent text quite literally, which shows faithfulness to the source, but that lxx-Joshua Also? have many, sometimes significant "omissions," he says: "it is not feasible for one translator to have faithfully rendered the text and at the same time omit significant elements. This chapter considers some examples of transformations that are relevant to the question of the translator's competence and intention. For a wider view of the competence question, the author took a sample of 13 Lxx minuses and two Lxx pluses. When a minus was more easily explained as a translator's omission than as a scribal addition in MT, the author looked for the rationale.

Keywords: Greek; Joshua translator; translator's intention

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