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Beyond Equivalence

I am working on a journal article that sets the groundwork for my monograph project next year. I'm calling it "Beyond Equivalence: Ideology and Power in Biblical Translation," and it presents my argument for moving beyond the traditional spectrum of "dynamic equivalence" and "formal correspondence" translation. Another common (but slightly…

Writing vs. Working

I'm on vacation this week with my extended family, and having a great time playing in the surf with the boys and hanging out with in-laws of every type. I also have a couple of writing projects that are—ahem—overdue by a little bit—and so I feel like…

Scrivener and Uncovering Nakedness

I'm working this week on some articles for the Lexham Bible Dictionary. Today's topic is "Uncovering Nakedness," which I thought I'd put in the title as link-bait, haha. My real purpose for checking in is to put in another plug for Scrivener. Here is a screenshot of my Scrivener project…

Academic and Accessible?

I have re-learned an important lesson this week: it is very difficult to write for "general" or non-specialist readers, especially if you want to say something that is true. Scholars in every field develop specialized vocabulary because it lets them communicate complex ideas in a single word or phrase. (This…

Academic vs. Popular Biblical Scholarship

On Facebook, Tim Bulkeley asked a great question in response to Monday’s post about “public” biblical scholarship. In response to my reservations about the possibility of a truly “academic” book for the public, he asked this: Is the heart and truth of scholarship (to reveal my anti-pomo biases) actually…

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