It’s not always what it seems

Fancy hat!
Fancy hat!

This Papua New Guinean headpiece glistened brightly in the noonday sun. The intricate design of rows of green beads seem to almost glow. But wait, they aren’t your typical beads. The hat is covered with hundreds maybe a thousand beetles! It can be like that when translating God’s Word. The first observation of a key term  might imply a specific word should be used, but is it really the right one? After careful discussion, they have trial readings where  heart-language speakers evaluate the terms, then more discussion, then the final decision may be to use a different word altogether than was first thought appropriate. Pray that all terms might come to communicate the correct ideas that the  Scriptures are conveying.

Beads or Beetles?
Beads or Beetles?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s