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date: 13 November 2019

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We all view the Bible through the prism of our own geographical, ecological, historical, educational, linguistic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, and may fail to realize that members of every other language group do the same. As western readers, even as scholarly readers, we may be unaware of the extent to which our background influences our interpretation, and therefore fail to appreciate the influence that their background has on translators working in other languages. This article illustrates the typical problems encountered in Bible translation projects in various receptor languages. Examples will be drawn primarily from two very different countries, in which the author has extensive personal experience, namely Thailand and Russia.

Keywords: Bible translations, language, Thailand, Russia, receptor languages

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