In these cases, the literal rendering is placed in a footnote. Characteristic features of the original languages, such as order of words and the structure of phrases and clauses, are to be reproduced in translation wherever possible without sacrificing English style. The use of inclusive language is limited to where the meaning of the original text is inclusive of both sexes, and then only without compromising scholarly integrity or good English style.
Specifically: a. Person and number are retained: Generally, singulars are not changed to plurals, and third person statements are not changed to second person or first person statements. Masculine references to God are retained. Because the original languages of Scripture provide no special indication other than grammatical context to identify pronouns or predicate nominatives that refer to deity, predicate nominatives and pronouns whose antecedent is God the Father, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit are not capitalized.
The serial comma is used before the last item in a series of persons, places, or things. Hebrew and Greek exclamatory indicators e. In certain cases, exclamatory indicators have been omitted entirely, with an exclamation point added at the termination of the sentence to indicate the placement of exclamatory indicators in the base text. In other instances, the translator may use a more natural English equivalent e. Marginal notes may include literal renderings Lit.
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When the New Testament quotes from the Tanakh or Old Testament, quotation marks surround the quote and a reference to the source of the quotation is footnoted. The sources of New Testament quotations from literature other than the Old Testament are also referenced in footnotes, when known. If additional words are necessary to clarify the sense of the translation, the literal rendering is set forth in a footnote. Alternatively, an explanatory footnote may be added indicating that the original text lacks the additional wording.
The Greek term Hades appears to be employed as the equivalent of the Hebrew Sheol , the general realm of the dead. Departures from this policy are clearly footnoted, and usually occur in Old Testament poetry. Subheads are used to identify flow of thought and themes. Parallel passages, where they exist, are cited in subheads. Parentheses may be used in the text whenever called for by the sense of the passage. The ISV does not use brackets to indicate disputed verses. Instead, footnotes indicate the absence of such verses in some manuscripts.
Poetic passages in both the Old and New Testaments are printed in poetic form.
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Certain New Testament hymns and sayings are rendered in poetry e. Quoted statements of speakers may be rendered into English using contractions e. The use of English language contractions will usually be avoided when translating historical narratives or apostolic correspondence in order to communicate a sense of formal literary composition. Numbers less than 20 are rendered as words unless they comprise part of an inventory list or census enumeration.
Numbers from 20 and above are rendered with Arabic numerals unless they begin a sentence.
Measurements are rendered in English units with metric equivalents placed within an explanatory footnote. The upper symbol is the Menorah , the traditional symbol of Judaism. The lower symbol, the Ichthus , is that of a fish. Early Christians used the Ichthus as an identifying mark between believers.
The original triglyph may have its origin as early as the mid-second to the mid-fourth century A. If this theory is accurate, the existence of this triglyph means that the Magen David has existed as a symbol of dispersed Israel from the early Christian centuries. ISV Research and Translation Team The ISV Foundation initially provided for the work of translating by appointing: A Committee on Translation , which was tasked to oversee the work of translation, including supervision of all consultants.
Members were selected for their competence in biblical studies and on the basis of an inter-denominational representation of the worldwide Christian community. A General Editor , who was to be responsible for organizing and directing the work of the Committee on Translation. The General Editor continually evaluated the project in terms of the quality of the translation and the efficiency with which the work was being pursued.
Associate Editors for the Old and New Testaments, who were capable in the biblical languages and exegesis. From to mid, Associate Editors coordinated Committee procedures related to their areas of expertise. After base renderings were produced by individual scholars, the Committee on Translation refined the base rendering to produce a review draft for further examination.
From mid through completion of the ISV in mid, a select group of Contributing Scholars was utilized to offer suggestions for improvement of the review drafts. At the same time, selected English Reviewers checked the translation for adherence to modern literary and communication standards and suggested stylistic improvements for further consideration. The following is a list of individuals who contributed to the development of the ISV: General Editor.
Giacumakis periodically evaluated the ISV project in terms of the quality of the translation and the efficiency with which the work was produced. Associate Editor of Old Testament. Edward M. Curtis served from until mid, providing base translations of Exodus, 1 Samuel, Esther, portions of Proverbs, and Jeremiah.
Associate Editor of New Testament. David Alan Black served from until mid, providing base translation of the New Testament.
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Associate Editor. William P. Welty served until completion of the ISV in late Committee on Translation Members. Ronald D. Riveted also served on the Committee on Translation from until mid Kyung S. Baek Mona Bias, Ph. Craig L. Blomberg, Ph. James A. Brooks, D. Gary M.
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