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The Journal of Translation is an academic journal of translation theory and practice with a special interest in Bible translation and in translation involving minority languages and cultures. Its purpose is to encourage scholarship, to enlighten the reader, to stimulate thought and discussion, and to promote appropriate cross-cultural and cross-linguistic communication.
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In this issue of the Journal of Translation we have three excellent articles and two short notes. The article on “A Religious Ethics of Translation” by Alan Wolf continues a theme we have had in this journal on the ethics of translation. According to my own understanding of what Wolf is saying, the ethics of translation essentially amounts to “speak the truth in love.” The articles on “The Samaritan Woman in John 4” by Ronnie Sim and “Translating and Exegeting Hebrew Poetry” by Christian Locatell are similar in that they both are very detailed, long and...