Translating the Levitical sacrifices

Author(s):
Jemphrey, Michael

In this article, I begin with section 1 by presenting the five main sacrifices found in the first seven chapters of Leviticus, including their relations to the requirement for Israel to be holy. In section 2, I describe the functions of the levitical sacrifices, and in section 3, I compare these with the functions of the multifarious sacrifices carried out by the Supyire people in southern Mali. After arguing the case for translating the functions rather than the forms of the levitical sacrifices (contra the majority of English translations), I present, in section 4, suggestions for Supyire renderings of the sacrifices based on their functions.

Date:
2007
Country:
Mali
Field:
Content Language:
Subject:
Exegesis
Levitical sacrifices
Supyire sacrifices
Translating the names of Levitical sacrifices by function
Translation
Nature of Work:
Extent:
pages 9-23
Entry Number:
40 250