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January 31, 2011

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Josh J

A classic problem for translators! Imagine translating a narrative passage in which the author's (or narrator's) source of knowledge about events is not clear from the text -- say, the Old Testament book of Chronicles. Are readers supposed to assume that the chronicler knew these things first-hand? At many many points, the translator has to supply information that simply isn't encoded in the source text.

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