Love Lost in Translation

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Love Lost in Translation: Homosexuality and the Bible (2013)

Author(s): K Renato Lings

Format: Paperback

ISBN-13: 9781466987906

Amazon UK: Love Lost in Translation

Language: English

Standpoint: 1 Fully inclusive and affirming

Genre(s): Academic writing and Theology

Topic(s): Biblical studies, Homosexuality in the Bible, and Translation issues

Especially suitable for: Academics

Love Lost in Translation systematically examines the biblical stories and passages that are generally assumed to deal with, or comment on, homoerotic relationships: Noah and Ham, Sodom and Gomorrah, Leviticus 18:22, Deuteronomy 23:17–18, Judges 19, Romans 1:26–27, and 1 Corinthians 6:9. K Renato Lings convincingly demonstrates that mistranslations of these texts into Greek, Latin and other languages occurred early, and that serious errors continue to be committed by translators today.

Reviews/Comments

“Here is another resource for those who prefer a rigorous scholarly approach that digs deep into the biblical material, including how particular words have been (mis)translated. There are only about half a dozen verses in the Bible – the so-called clobber texts – that are said to refer to homosexuality, and most of them have either to be ripped out of context to entail a negative reading or they are mistranslations.

“The most exhaustive study of these verses and individual words that I have come across – I was one of a team who proofread it – is the massive Love Lost in Translation by Renato Lings.” — Tina Beardsley

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