Retranslating Genesis 1–2: Reconnecting Biblical Thought and Contemporary Experience

@article{Hiebert2019RetranslatingG1,
  title={Retranslating Genesis 1–2: Reconnecting Biblical Thought and Contemporary Experience},
  author={T. Hiebert},
  journal={The Bible Translator},
  year={2019},
  volume={70},
  pages={261 - 272}
}
  • T. Hiebert
  • Published 2019
  • Philosophy
  • The Bible Translator
Some traditional translations of Genesis represent the text in ways that are excessively anthropocentric, masking the awareness of the nonhuman other in the text, silencing the nonhuman voice, and wrongly subordinating the nonhuman to the human. Selected translations in Genesis 1–2 from the Common English Bible illustrate a more integrative understanding of the human and nonhuman, recognize the presence of nonhuman agency, and capture a more accurate representation of the human place in the… Expand