Working for the Word

Working for the Word

By Andrew Case
A place where we take a close look at what goes on in the background of a translation project. The world of Bible Translation can be complex and confusing, and it's constantly changing. I hope this window into what I do will help you understand what Bible translation is like nowadays, give you some insights into Scripture that you never saw before, appreciate the work that goes into getting the Word into another language, and ultimately pray and partner with those who are doing this work.
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An Interview with John Meade - Canon Conversations
Dr. John Meade was kind enough to share some of what he's learned about the canon of Scripture.  Thank you, John! (I apologize for the less-than-ideal audio quality, since the COVID virus has slowed down internet speeds.)  Links to his books and articles can be found here, and you can learn more about The Text & Canon Institute here.  The book he recommends at the end is A Christian’s Pocket Guide to How We Got the Bible by Lanier. Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit HisMagnificence.com.
1:27:29
March 27, 2020
12 Angry Men and the Transmission of the Text of the Old Testament
Do you know where your Bible came from? We talk about some of the main witnesses to the text of the OT, how it was preserved throughout the centuries, and the task of sifting through the evidence to arrive at a text that represents the original canonical one.   Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.   To learn more about Andrew Case, visit HisMagnificence.com.
32:25
March 24, 2020
An Interview with Joel Harlow - getting to do the coolest job in the world
Dr. Joel Harlow kindly agreed to share about his experience over the years in Bible translation and consulting. I hope you're as encouraged and inspired by what he had to say as I was. Thank you, Joel! Recommendations at the end: The Old Testament in English (The Knox Bible) by Ronald Knox | Biblegateway.com | Biblehub.com Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit HisMagnificence.com.
1:09:42
March 21, 2020
Judges part 9 - Singers or those who carry water?
We look at Judges 5:11, and introduce the work of the Hebrew Old Testament Text Project.  ESV  To the sound of musicians at the watering places KJV   They that are delivered from the noise of archers in the places of drawing water, NAS   "At the sound of those who divide flocks among the watering places, NET  Hear the sound of those who divide the sheep among the watering places; NIV   the voice of the singers at the watering places. NLT   Listen to the village musicians gathered at the watering holes. RV60   Lejos del ruido de los arqueros, en los abrevaderos,  Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.    To learn more about Andrew Case, visit HisMagnificence.com.
21:10
March 18, 2020
The Divine Name part 5 - an interview with Dr. Peter Gentry
Dr. Gentry kindly agreed to chat about the issue of translating and pronouncing the Divine Name. Thank you, Dr. Gentry!   The book he recommends at the end is God Crucified by Richard Bauckham. Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong.  To learn more about Andrew Case, visit HisMagnificence.com.
39:57
March 15, 2020
An Interview with Phil King - Teaching Hebrew to local translators in PNG
Phil kindly agreed to chat about teaching biblical Hebrew to local translators in Papua New Guinea, as well as share with us a little about his own journey in Bible translation. Thank you, Phil!  Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
44:11
March 12, 2020
An interview with Nathan Michael - Consultant training and other discussions
Nathan kindly agreed to sit down outside his home in Madrid, and share with us what his journey has been like, as well as some of the things he's been learning lately as a consultant-in-training. Thank you, Nathan! Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
36:34
March 9, 2020
Judges part 8 - The challenges of translating biblical poetry
We look at more of Judges 5, and discuss the unlikelihood of finding a translator who can handle poetry in a beautiful, creative way, thus seeing how so much of translation work depends on God bringing the right people together at the right time.  Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
16:27
March 6, 2020
An interview with Drew Maust - Translation consultant as chef, and other discussions
Drew kindly agreed to share with us what his journey has been like, and some of the exciting, surprising, and fascinating things he's encountered as a consultant in Cameroon. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did. Thank you, Drew!  Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
1:05:36
March 3, 2020
Judges part 7 - Introducing new characters and the challenges of Hebrew songs
We take a look at more issues in Judges, talk about a feature of discourse analysis, and other miscellaneous things you'll just have to listen to find out about! Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
29:01
February 29, 2020
Judges part 6 - Judging the translation of "judge" and whoring after other gods
We look at the challenge of translating the widely misunderstood and mistranslated term "judge" in the book of Judges, as well as a few other issues. Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
13:45
February 25, 2020
The Divine Name part 4 - a terrifying story and what the Vatican thinks about saying "Yahweh"
We look at the Vatican directives and other catholic opinions concerning the pronunciation of the name of God. Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
24:05
February 22, 2020
The Divine Name part 3 - do you really understand the third commandment?
We discuss how scholars began using the pronunciation "Yahweh," and how widespread misunderstanding of the third commandment has led to its eclipse. Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
16:37
February 20, 2020
The Divine Name part 2 - A wild idea
We talk about offending the Jews by pronouncing Yahweh, and some of the internal evidence of Scripture for using the divine name. Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
20:33
February 15, 2020
The Divine Name part 1 - Are we honoring God's name by hiding it?
We begin a discussion about the pronunciation and translation of the divine name of God, pronounced and written by many as "Yahweh." Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
25:38
February 13, 2020
Judges part 5 - What on earth is the Spirit of the Yahweh doing in Samson?
We dive into the lexical complications and interesting theological implications of the Spirit's effect on Samson in 13:25. Music by Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
08:19
February 6, 2020
Judges part 4 - what's an 'ephod' really? Transliterate or translate?
We take a look at the various possibilities for understanding what an ephod actually is in the OT, and see how many mainstream translations avoid translating the term and leave the reader with a nebulous understanding. The music in this episode is by my good friend Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
12:56
January 30, 2020
Introduction to Paratext and 15 Myths about Bible Translation
We look at the most powerful tool for Bible translation and 15 myths about Bible translation from Daniel Wallace. Visit credocourses.com to download Wallace's course or visit csntm.org to see some amazing manuscripts of the NT. The music in this episode is by my good friend Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
31:55
January 25, 2020
Judges part 3 - the crazy world of rhetorical questions
We look at Judges 2:2 and the challenges of the rhetorical question from the messenger of Yahweh. The music in this episode is by my good friend Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
16:13
January 22, 2020
Judges part 2 - should it be "angel" or "messenger" of Yahweh?
We continue our look at Judges 2:1 and the challenges of translating "angel of the LORD." The music in this episode is by my good friend Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
22:14
January 16, 2020
Judges part 1 - the angelic dilemma
We take a look at Judges 2:1 and the challenges of translating "angel." The music in this episode is by my good friend Canuto Ngui "Nfumayong" from Equatorial Guinea.  You can check out more of his work in Fang at www.facebook.com/nkuwalong. To learn more about Andrew Case, visit www.HisMagnificence.com.
16:36
January 11, 2020
Intro, and What is a Translation Consultant?
In this first episode, Andrew introduces himself and explains what he does as a translation consultant.
13:49
January 9, 2020