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The Case for Italics in Bible Translation

John C. Poirier
Chair of Biblical Studies
Kingswell Theological Seminary

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The King James Version's convention of italicizing added words makes a lot of sense, but recent translation committees apparently have thought otherwise. Not italicizing added words leaves the reader helpless to know when the meaning of a verse has been fundamentally changed, especially in instances when the translators failed to understand the verse correctly. This article seeks to show this problem is more pervasive than the Nida-Louw "functional-equivalence" approach seems to realize.

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