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Old 07-16-2009, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Tmonk View Post
Sense for sense or word for word varies. In the Old Testament with Hebrew, you have to a good bit or it would very strange to any English reader.

The New Testament however, Greek often is more word for word depending on the literary quality of the Greek. But that has mostly to do with subject-verb-object placements and such.
While in college, I remember literary authors saying that the KJV is a "word-for-word" translation. They say, if you're reading the KJV OT, it's like reading the HEBREW OT in English. Please take note that those were secular authors commenting on the literary characteristics of the "masterpiece of English literature".