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Title: Greeting with a Holy Kiss: A Study of 1 Thessalonians 5:26 in some Ghanaian Mother-Tongue Translations of the Bible
Authors: Kuwornu-Adjaottor, Jonathan E. T
Keywords: Greetings
Holy kiss
Mother-tongue Bible translations
Biblical interpretation
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: European Scientific Journal
Citation: European Scientific Journal, 2014
Abstract: There seem to be translation and interpretation challenges facing mother-tongue readers of the Bible in their cultural settings. One of such cultural issues is the translation of 1Thess 5:26 in some Ghanaian mother-tongue Bibles which borders on the mode of greeting among Christians. This paper is a study of the 1 Thess 5:26 in the Greek New Testament and 18 Ghanaian mother-tongue translations of the text in six southern Ghanaian languages. The paper argues that greeting with a “holy kiss,” in 1Thess 5:26 which most of the Ghanaian mother-tongue translations seem to promote is not Ghana/African, and thus the verse should be retranslated to reflect Ghanaian culture.
Description: Article published in European Scientific Journal
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7231
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