BTS 131

Translating the Bible into Arabic: Historical, Text Critical and Literary Aspects

Sara Binay and Stefan Leder (eds.)

Beirut 2012, 103 pp. engl. text, 131 pp. arab. text, 11 fig., 5 tab.

This book offers a collection of papers presented during the conference “Linguistic and Cultural Aspects of Translation – The Arabic Bible“, held 2008 at the OIB. The six english and four Arabic contributions treat various Bible translations and editions made during the last 500 years. As a whole, this collection highlights the complexity of Arabic translations of the Bible and thus accentuates the fact that translations must often be seen as particular modes of expression.   



Stefan Leder held chairs at the University of Frankfurt and Halle-Wittenberg. He is currently the director of the Orient-Institute Beirut. Sara Binay was a research assistant at the Orient Institute in Beirut from 2005 – 2008. She attained her Ph.D. in Arabic Studies on the Bedouins in classical Arabic literature. 


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