Original Research - Special Collection: Foundation subjects, Old and New Testament Studies

(Con)figuring gender in Bible translation: Cultural, translational and gender critical intersections

Jeremy Punt
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2051 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2051 | © 2014 Jeremy Punt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 21 August 2013 | Published: 12 June 2014

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Jeremy Punt, Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


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Abstract

The gendered intersection of cultural studies and Bible translation is under acknowledged. Accounting for gender criticism in translation work requires, besides responsible theory and practice of translation, also attention to interwoven gender critical aspects. After a brief investigation of the intersections between biblical, translation and gender studies, translation in a few Pauline texts with bearing on gender and sexuality are investigated.

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Cultural Studies; Translation; Paul; Romans letter; Gender; Sexuality

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